California is a pretty special place to live in, no surprise there. From sunny beaches to snow-capped mountains, this golden state has a lot to offer. More so, the food scene is as diverse as the state’s geography; San Francisco especially. You can have Mexican food, Thai, Burmese, southern Indian, or almost any cuisine delivered to your door instantly.
But what really makes this region shine is the produce. We have some of the greatest you’ll ever find! Best part… some of it is free! Yes, you can simply forage for your favorites, no questions asked.
Caleb Phillips, one of the co-founders of FallingFruit.org, shared some of his Bay Area favorites with me, and when you can find them in season. If you’re a fan of this type of information, support their fundraising campaign, and help others eat locally around the world. BTW, Caleb took the photo of the loquats pictured above.
Apricots: Mid June
Artichokes: April/May & June/July
Carob: May/June (Green)-August/September (Brown)
Citrus: Year Round (best in December)
Herbs (Rosemary, Sage, etc.): Year-round
Ice-Plant (yes, it’s edible!): Year-round
Peruvian/Brazillian Pink Peppercorns: Year-round
Plums: Late June – August
Strawberry Tree: July-September