What’s in season?

Seasonal food information, updated every month. Specifically for the Greater Montréal + Ile Bizard regions.
this is not an exhaustive list by any means. For more information, see references below.


Harvest from the market gardens:
Arugula, mustard greens, mesclun (lettuce mix), baby kale, spinach, pea shoots, radishes and turnips

Wild forage (cueillette foret)
Young Hemerocalis (Daylily) shoots, central Burdock stalks and wild Parsnip.
Always carefully wash all root vegetables and greens, even when they come from the wild. never know what’s in a soil.

Plant as seed:
Brassica juncea (mustard greens), popcorn, spinach, arugula, potato, sweet potato, beans, radishes.

Plant as seedlings:

Solanaceae family (tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, bell peppers and chili peppers), Brassica oleracea (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard), Brassica rapa (turnip, bomdong, bok choy), Cucurbitaceae (cucumber, squash, zucchini, pumpkin), ground cherry & onions

Fellow contributors:

Annie, from Ferme de L’Ile MTL

Phillipe, from Projet Mycorhize

Bojana & Nick, from Las Verduras – The Agronomist’s Cookbook – 

Other excellent reading material:

How to forageDavid Suzuki Foundation

The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition (1995)  Eliot Coleman & Barbara Damrosch

The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming (2014) Jean Martin Fortier

The old Farmer’s Almanac: Long-range weather forecasts (2017)


Note: Cycle AlimenTerre receives no royalties from the sale of these books. 

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