Monthly Archives: February 2014

Avoiding Pesticides & GMOs

Avoid pesticides and GMO’s by making sure the produce you are purchasing is in its natural growing season. Check out this chart which shows when produce is in season and when artificial cultivation methods are being used to keep produce on the shelves.

The following chart represents general produce availability at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco. Keep in mind that every year is different, and individual varieties have different harvest times. If you are outside of Northern California, this chart might not apply to your growing region. Learn more at

Dark: In season
Light: In the market but not within its natural harvest season (i.e., cold storage or hot house production)