What's In Season

Seasonal Availability Updates

Sep. 26, 2023

Apple harvest is going well. Many areas of Iowa had good fruit set, but some places are more sparse than usual. Apples in non-irrigated areas may be smaller. Strong pumpkin crop. Sweet corn is mostly done. Raspberries are showing up at markets. Aronia berries may be small and lower yield this year due to dry conditions.

Aug. 22, 2023

Pumpkins and zucchini are doing well but may have some sunspots or yellow spots from stink bug damage. Onions and potatoes are doing well. Winter squash is coming on. Mums will likely be available in another week or two. Grapes may have a compressed harvest cycle this year. Apples appear to be maturing early. 

Image Name Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Apple cider (fresh) Apple cider (fresh)
hard cider Apple cider (hard)
apples Apples
Apricots Apricots
Asparagus Asparagus
Baked goods Baked goods
Beans Beans
Beef Beef
Beer Beer
Beets Beets
Bison/Buffalo Bison / Buffalo
blackberries Blackberries
blueberries Blueberries
Broccoli Broccoli
Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts
butter Butter
Cabbage Cabbage
Carrots Carrots
Cauliflower Cauliflower
Cheeses Cheeses
Cherries Cherries
chestnuts Chestnuts
Chicken Chicken
Collard greens Collard greens
Corn, sweet Corn (Sweet)
Cucumbers Cucumbers
Currants Currants
Deer / Venison Deer / Venison
Duck Duck
flower Edible flowers
egg nog Eggnog
Eggplant Eggplant
Eggs Eggs
Elk Elk
Emu Emu
Fish Fish
Goat Goat / Chevon
Goose Goose
Gooseberries Gooseberries
"grains" Grains
Grapes Grapes
Herbs Herbs
Honey Honey
Ice Cream Ice Cream
Jams/Jellies/Spreadable fruit Jams / Jellies / Spreadable fruit
Kale Kale
Kohlrabi Kohlrabi
Lamb/Mutton Lamb/Mutton
Leeks Leeks
Lettuce Lettuce
Made with Choose Iowa products Made with Choose Iowa products
Maple syrup Maple syrup
Melons Melons
Milk Milk
A pile of white mushrooms sits ready to be eaten. Mushrooms
Mustard greens Mustard greens
Nectarines Nectarines
nuts Nuts
Okra Okra
Onions Onions
Organic Organic
Organic fruits Organic fruits
Organic vegetables Organic vegetables
Other Other
Parsnips Parsnips
Peaches Peaches
Pears Pears
Peas Peas
Peppers Peppers
Persimmons Persimmons
Pheasant Pheasant
Pies Pies
Plums Plums
Pork Pork
Potatoes Potatoes
Prepared foods Prepared foods
Processed foods Processed foods
Pumpkins Pumpkins
Quail Quail
Rabbit Rabbit
Radishes Radishes
Raspberries Raspberries
Rhubarb Rhubarb
rutabaga Rutabaga
Spirits Spirits
summer squash Squash (Summer)
Squash (Winter) Squash (Winter)
Strawberries Strawberries
Sweet potato Sweet potato
Swiss chard Swiss chard
Tomatoes Tomatoes
Turkey Turkey
Turnip greens Turnip greens
Turnips Turnips
Vinegars Vinegars
wheat berries Wheat berries (hard, red winter)
wild rice Wild rice
Wine Wine
yogurt Yogurt / Kefir
Zucchini Zucchini

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