early harvest plants

A great food valuesis to cook with what is in season. Foodland Ontario provides a comprehensive list of what is in season each month. For the month of May, the following are in season either from the garden or greenhouse (as marked with a *):

  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce*
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers*
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes*

At this time of year, I particularly enjoy making strawberry rhubarb piegrilled or roasted asparagus, any type of salad (spring bounty chopped salad) and of course any recipe involving sweet potatoes is must! I can’t wait to try these Cajun sweet potato fingers with chili mayonnaise.

Be sure to check out Ontario.ca/Foodland for more recipes and information!


Availability guide. (2013). Ontario.ca. Retrieved 8 February 2017, from https://www.ontario.ca/foodland/page/availability-guide