Spring has sprung and summer is on the way. That means German grocery store produce aisles are changing. When produce is in-season you'll see a lot more of it, since it'll be cheaper and likely taste better. When something is out of season it's harder to find, often imported and you'll pay a premium. Here's a guide to what you kind for each season.

Spring and Summer:

  • Asparagus (scarece after July)

  • Eggplant

  • Green & Fava Beans

  • Broccoli

  • Swiss Chard

  • Leeks

  • Turnips

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries

  • Raspberries

  • Cherries

  • Plums

  • Rhubarb

  • Watermelon

Berry season is great in Germany because most bakeries have already started rolling out their strawberry pastries and cakes. I would highly recommend grabbing an “Erdbeer Plunderstücke,” a delicious dish that has a croissant-like flakey crust with a mild pudding center and ripe strawberries on top. In the fall, there will be a switch from strawberry to apple-based treats.

Fall and Winter:

  • Chinese Cabbage (Pak Choi)

  • Collard Greens

  • Kale

  • Horseradish

  • Parsnips

  • Brussel Sprouts (I'm weeping. My favorite.)

  • Apples

  • Elderberries

  • Cranberries

  • Walnuts

  • Hazelnuts

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