Fun family outings: fruit picking edition

While many fruits are available all year long at your grocery store, visiting your local farmer’s market or orchard during the in-season months will yield great flavors and makes a fun family outing . It’s a wonderful way to bond as a family and teach your little one about where our food comes from. 

It’s also a great chance to try new family-friendly recipes with your fresh finds. We’ve compiled a full list of in-season fruits so you and your little one can start picking (plus our favorite dishes to try!). 

Spring (March - May)

What’s in season:
  • Apricots
  • Blood oranges
  • Cherries
  • Pineapples
  • Strawberries
Check out these recipes featuring our favorite spring fruits:
Slow cooker apricot chicken via Dinner Then Dessert
Pineapple salsa via Dinner at the Zoo
Cherry crumble via My Kitchen Love
Fish tacos with blood orange slaw via How Sweet Eats

Summer (June - August)

What’s in season:
    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries
    • Boysenberries
    • Cantaloupes
    • Figs
    • Limes
    • Mangos
    • Nectarines
    • Peaches
    • Plums
    • Raspberries
    • Watermelon
    Add a fruity punch to your summer with these recipes:
    Peach crumb bars by Live Well Bake Often
    Watermelon feta salad by Honest Mum
    Fig oatmeal energy balls via Valley Fig
    Chocolate raspberry brownies by Sweetest Menu

    Fall (September - November)

    What’s in season:
      • Apples (technically available year round but fun to pick in the fall!)
      • Asian pears
      • Cranberries
      • Dates
      • Grapes
      • Kiwis
      Get cozy with these delicious fall dishes:
      Baked stuffed apples by Celebrating Sweets
      Roasted grape ricotta crostini by The Preppy Hostess
      Kiwi orange tart by Bakes A lot Lady
      Glazed lemon cranberry muffins by Bake Eat Repeat

      Winter (December - February)

      What’s in season:
        • Clementines
        • Grapefruits
        • Lemons
        • Mandarins
        • Pomegranates
        Take advantage of the winter flavors with these recipes:
        Grapefruit avocado salmon salad by Wildgreens and Sardines
        Pomegranate breakfast parfait by Jar of Lemons
        Clementine and chia seed yogurt pound cake by Food and Wine
        Lemon chicken soup by How Sweet Eats

        What's good all year long?

        There are many fruits that don’t have a growing season and can be delicious all year long due to the climate they are grown in. 

        Feel free to enjoy these during any season:

        • Avocado
        • Apples
        • Bananas
        • Coconuts
        • Oranges
        • Papayas
        • Passionfruit
        Avocado pesto with zucchini noodles by Live Eat Learn
        Peanut butter banana bites by Certified Pastry Aficionado
        No bake chocolate coconut bars by Eat Well 101
        Orange ginger chicken by The Busy Baker

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