With summer approaching in South West BC, there’s always great anticipation for people who love fresh produce. They voice that anticipation with the question “What’s in season?”
Whistler Farmers Market understands, and is ready to report the BC produce status.
In this article we will show you what’s available in general, for June, and then for the coming week.
What's In Season At The Whistler Farmers Market?
At the time of this writing, the latest info about available seasonal produce came for the week of June 25th.
Otherwise, we do anticipate a good harvest this year. It’s “business as usual” and we just want to give you a heads up so you can get your favourite produce.
So now let’s take a look at what you can expect to see for the rest of June.
What Produce Is Expected For June
This year, strawberries and greens are the main goods to look out for in June. However, there are a host of others that are commonly available too.
As far as fresh vegetables, there are beets, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers (long English, field and pickling), fennel, fresh garlic, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, green onions, radishes, rhubarb, salad turnips, cherry tomatoes and zucchini.
You can get leafy greens like kale, lettuce, mustard greens, Swiss chard, herbs and spinach.
Many of these vegetables and greens will continue to be harvested through the summer, some of them slightly beyond summer.
Of course, we can’t forget fruits, and those things include cherries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
A small preview of what you can expect in July:
· Sweet onions
· Slicing tomatoes
What's at the market this week?
As of the week of June 25, our farmers have harvested, or are in process of harvesting, the following:
· Long English, field and pickling cucumbers
· Garlic scapes
· Fresh garlic
· Mixed greens
· Green onions
· Swiss chard
· Cherry tomatoes
No doubt about it – this year’s harvest is definitely going to be a busy one! June will bring in the beginning of about 20 different vegetables and 3 fruits – all of those being berries. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The pace will pick up in July with the harvesting beginning for even more fruits and vegetables. And all of those mentioned here will continue being harvested through the summer and beyond, while still others will be added to the mix.
So whether it’s fruits or vegetables, you can be sure that this year’s harvest should have something everyone, including you!