Rhubarb (February - Mid Summer)Michigan was once the rhubarb basket of the country, with hundreds of acres devoted to its cultivation. The first rhubarb on the market is grown in hothouses, while that grown outside appears in mid-April. The rhubarb stalk, eaten straight, is intensely sour (and the broad leaf is poisonous), but when coarsely chopped and cooked slowly for a half hour with a generous dose of sugar, it becomes a treat by itself or over cottage cheese. It makes a wonderful pie, especially when mixed with strawberries. For more, take a moment to consult our rhubarb information website, which will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about rhubarb, and offers many delicious recipes. (Technically, rhubarb is not a fruit, but since it is always eaten sugared, it is included here.)
Always eagerly awaited, strawberries are Nature's announcement that Summer has arrived.
Strawberries (Late June - July 15th)
Black Cherries (July 4th - Mid-August)Meant for eating, these sweet, dark beauties are hard to resist. They tend to precede tart cherries and be
around a week or so after their brighter cousins are through.