This page has a table below that tells when each fruit or vegetable is normally ready to be harvested in Vermont! We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn.
If you have any to suggest or have any feedback about any you have visited, or want to suggest a farm, please email me via the feedback form or suggest a farm form! And if you own a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!
And if you want simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning (preserving, bottling, freezing, etc.) many common items, like how to make jam, applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here. For tips on picking click here!
New Zealand Pick-your-own calendar
|January||Apples (early, starting mid-Jan), Blueberries, Melons,
Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Sweet corn
|February||Apples (early), Blueberries, Melons, Sweet corn|
|March||Apples, Some Blueberries (early March), Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Raspberries (Fall crop), Sweet corn|
|April||Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop), Sweet corn|
|Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)|
|June||Apples, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)|
Looking for canning equipment and supplies?
Water bath canner with a jar rack
Pressure canner for gas, electric and induction stoves
Canning scoop (this one is PERFECT)
Ball Blue book (most recent version)
Above is the
most recent version of
the Ball Blue Book