Marg Duer, market manager for the Palatine Farmers' Market, shares her list of seasonal items. Here are some items that you may see a lot of during those months. Some items are in season longer and appear multiple times.
Through May: Asparagus, cabbage, cherries, greens, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, sprouts, squash, strawberries.
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June to August: Apples, artichokes, asparagus, beans, bell peppers, berries, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, grapes, horseradish, leeks, lettuce, melons, nectarines, okra, onions, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, squash, tomatoes, turnips.
September, November: apples, bell peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, grapes, greens, herbs, horseradish, lettuce, okra, onions, peas, plums, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips.