Current Seasonality: Week of June 1, 2015

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Thanks to William Walker and the folks from the NJ Department of Agriculture Jersey Fresh  program for this weekly update.

Arugula Harvesting very good quality product in good volume.
ASPARAGUS Harvesting very good quality product in good to declining volume. We’re past the peak of the season.
Baby Spinach & Arugula Harvesting very good quality products available in fair to good volume.
Basil Harvesting very good quality in light to quickly increasing volume.
Beets Harvesting a fair to good volume of very good quality product.
Cabbage Harvesting very good quality products in light to increasing volume.
CILANTRO Harvesting good quality Spring planted in fair to good volume.
CUCUMBERS Pickles starting in very light to increasing volume, with cukes expected next week.
Dandelions Good quality Spring planted Italian bunched product available in light to fair volume.
Dill Harvest starting in fair to good volume.
Escarole & Endive Harvesting very good quality products in good volume.
KALE & Collards Good quality Spring planted product harvesting in fair to good volume.
Leeks A fair to good volume of good quality Spring planted product is available.
LETTUCE Harvesting very good quality & good quantities of Boston, Red & Green Leaf, & Romaine.
MINT Very good quality harvesting in fair to good volume.
PARSLEY Harvesting good quality Spring planted curly and plain product in fair to good volume.
RADISHES Harvesting very good quality product in good volume.
Spinach Very good quality Spring planted product harvesting in good volume.
strawberries Harvesting a fair to quickly decreasing volume of excellent quality berries. The bulk of the commercial crop has already been harvested, with lower volumes to continue through early June. Farm marketers in North Jersey started harvesting later and will still have berries for several weeks.
SQUASH Harvesting light to increasing quantities of very good field grown zucchini and yellow squash.
SWISS CHARD Harvesting very good quality product in fair to increasing volume.
Turnips Starting to harvest light to increasing volume of very good quality product. 

JERSEY FRESH FORECAST

BLUEBERRIES Minor quantities of early varieties like Weymouth starting about June 18th. The much more widely planted Duke variety will start 3-4 days later with volume available a week later.
PEACHES Winter was longer & colder than normal, & coupled with a slowly warming Spring. The season will be a bit delayed & start in early to mid-July w/ early PF & Sentry varieties, w/ volume and freestone varieties starting a week later. White peaches start a week after that w/ volume late July.