Maine Produce: A List of Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

What's in Season In Maine?

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Due to its Northern location, Maine has a short and sweet growing season. Local farmers take full advantage of the sunshine and grow local produce throughout the year. Availability of specific fruits and vegetables are impacted by the circumstances of the growing season, including frost, pests, and overall weather conditions. In the warmest years, seasons start earlier and last longer; in colder years harvest times start later and end sooner.

Seasonal Maine Produce

Listed by product name, this guide outlines the months that each fruit or vegetable is typically grown and harvested from Maine farms.  Each season (spring, summer, fall, winter) produces a vast array of fresh produce. 

  • Apples, August through October (available from cold storage until spring)
  • Arugula, April through June and September through November
  • Asparagus, late May through June
  • Basil, July through September
  • Beets, July through October (available from cold storage through spring)
  • Blackberries, late August
  • Blueberries, late July through August
  • Bok Choy, July through October
  • Broccoli, end of June through October
  • Brussels sprouts, September through November
  • Cabbage, July into October (available from cold storage into spring)
  • Cantaloupes, August and September
  • Carrots, June into November (available from cold storage all year)
  • Cauliflower, September into November
  • Chard, July into October
  • Collard greens, July through November
  • Corn, end of July through September
  • Cranberries, October through December
  • Cucumbers, August and September
  • Eggplant, end of July through September
  • Fiddleheads, April and May
  • Garlic, August through October (stored all year)
  • Garlic scapes/green garlic, May and June
  • Grapes, September and October
  • Green beans, August and September
  • Green onions, May through October
  • Herbs, spring through fall, some variation depending on the type
  • Kale, July through November
  • Leeks, August through November
  • Lettuce, May through November
  • Melons, August and September
  • Mint, June through October
  • Morels, spring
  • Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round
  • Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall
  • Nettles, spring
  • Onions, August through October (available from cold storage into spring)
  • Parsnips, October and November (available from cold storage through spring)
  • Pears, August into October
  • Pea greens, May and June
  • Peas and pea pods, June into August
  • Peppers (sweet), August and September
  • Plums, early September
  • Potatoes, August through October (available from cold storage all year)
  • Pumpkins, October (available from cold storage into winter)
  • Radishes, May into September
  • Raspberries, late July through early August, second crop at the end of September
  • Rhubarb, May and June
  • Rutabagas, October and November (available from cold storage into spring)
  • Shallots, August and September (from cold storage through winter)
  • Snap peas/snow peas/pea pods, July and August
  • Spinach, June, second crop starts end of August into October
  • Squash (summer), July through September
  • Squash (winter), September into November (available from cold storage through spring)
  • Strawberries, end of June into July
  • Tomatoes, July into October
  • Turnips, September and October (available from cold storage through spring)
  • Watermelons, August and September
  • Winter Squash, September into November (available from cold storage through spring)
  • Zucchini, July through September
  • Zucchini Blossoms, June through September

Winter Months In Maine

During the winter months, most of the Maine produce comes from cold storage. A few Maine farmers have heated greenhouses and grow vegetables throughout the winter. Others can grow frost tolerant crops in some unheated structures. Both allow the farmers to extend the growing seasons of some crops that are not typically grown in the winter.