What's In Season?

Summer is for Nightshades

When hot weather comes, it brings the much anticipated nightshade vegetables. Nightshade vegetables belong to the family of plants with the Latin name Solanaceae. Potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers (sweet & hot) are all common nightshade vegetables.

Look for these spring ingredients at your local grocer or farmers' market:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cherries
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Gooseberries
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions
  • Greens - Kale, Lettuce, etc.
  • Melons
  • Paw paws
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Swiss Chard
  • Summer Squash & Zucchini
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon
Nebraska Seasonality Chart

Where to find local?

Direct from the farmer is best!  But local foods can also be found in abundance at farmers' markets and locally-owned grocery stores. Search in our online food directory to find local food near you.

Your tastebuds will thank you!

Online Food Guide

Taste the Local Difference

Georgia Jones, Extension Food Specialist cooking

Discover Seasonal Cooking

Georgia Jones, Extension Food Specialist & Associate Professor of Nutrition and Health Sciences, is a food scientist by training, but a foodie by practice. Visit Georgia's website to discover easy and fun recipes that use seasonal ingredients!

Discover Seasonal Cooking