Last year I came across a handy tool for those lucky people who live in the Bay Area to know what's in season locally, at any given time: the Local Foods Wheel. I bought one and it sat in a pile on my desk, reminding me that Dungeness crab and mandarins are not in season here in New York, where I live.
But now I'm in luck: the Local Foods Wheel folks have come out with a New York Metro Area wheel.
Jessica said that they are working on wheels for New England, the Twin Cities, the Pacific Northwest, and Southern California, and hope to eventually make wheels for as many major geographic regions as possible.
Want to suggest a region that needs a Wheel? Want to help create the next wheel? Send them an email and tell them you heard about the project from The Kitchn.
Here are some more tools for understanding local and seasonal eating in areas beyond SF and NYC:
• Buy the Local Foods Wheels ($12.95)