Eating Seasonal Series: In Season In May

AUGUST 10, 2021

Hola MAY. Time To Talk About The Seasonal Heroes.  

Hey Plant Friends! I am beyond excited you decided to take a look at this month's seasonal post and explore with me what's new and totally in season this month. The amount of vibrant leafy green veggies, tubers and fruits that are in season now is just incredible. And the coolest part - it's still getting more - almost by the day during this period of the year in Germany.

One of my personal May highlights is the beginning of the strawberry season. Alongside with fresh cauliflower, wild garlic and rhubarb, I'm basically set for month - my recipe testing bucket list is almost overflowing. Well anyways, let's see what May has in store - especially on the leafy veggie side of life. 

Ready to explore what's in season in May in Germany? Read on.

Regional & Freshly Available Fruits & Veggies In May 

As you know, I am a true fan of eating fresh and seasonal. Colors of seasonal fruits and veggies are more vibrant, they are usually the most economic choice. Plus, they are loaded with nutrients as they haven't been stored and shipped around the globe like some other veggie isle friends. But enough advertisement for seasonal veggies and fruits...let's explore the seasonal heroes in beautiful, almost summer month "May": 

1. Strawberries

2. Elderflower

3. Rhubarb

4. Cauliflower

5. Chinese Cabbage

6. Spring onion

7. Kohlrabi

8. Turnip

9. Chard

10. Celery (green)

11. Purslane

12. Pink radish / Radish

13. Sugar snap

14. Cucumber

15. Asparagus (white/green)

16. Tomato

Greens: Pak Choi, Spinach, Leaf Lettuce, Arugula, Wild Garlic, Romanesco, Endive salad, Iceberg lettuce

Mushrooms: Champignons, Shiitake, King oyster mushroom

Herbs: Dill, Tarragon, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chive, Chervil

All of the above-mentioned veggies and fruits should be freshly available  - either at your close-by Farmer's Market or at the veggie isle of your preferred supermarket.  

Regional Fruits & Veggies "Freshly Available" From The Storage Cellar In May

As there is more and more produce freshly available in Germany as the days get longer and the temperature rises, this category becomes less and less important. Though, let's take a look at what we can fall back to if we can't manage to satisfy our needs with May's seasonal heroes. 

1. Apple

2. Chicory

3. Potato

4. Celery Root

5. Carrot

6. Leek 

7. Onion / Shallots

8. Cabbage (White & Red)

9. Savoy Cabbage

10. Beet Root

As listed above beets, apples, cabbage, potatoes and onions are all regional produce which remain fresh in our storage cellar for weeks and months if stored properly. So feel free integrate them into your lovely plant creations at any time. But always keep in mind, the fresher a veggie or fruit, the more nutrients it typically contains. 

May Eats: The Super Seasonal Dish Of The Month

Coming Soon

Cooking In Season: May Recipe Inspiration

Rhubarb, Cauliflower, Princess Beans, Strawberries, Wild Garlic & Asparagus - this month couldn't get more exciting. Here are some of my favorite seasonal recipes:

1. German Pancake Cake with Rhubarb Cream Filling

2. Homemade Vegan Wild Garlic Pesto

Share Your Seasonal Plant Love 

I hope I could inspire you with this article to befriend the veggie isle of your nearby supermarket or plan a stroll across the nearby Farmer's Market in the next few days. Like always, I would love to see your delicious, seasonal creations and repost them on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to this post, my recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form

Love & Plants, Karo

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