At Season's Peak

Cantaloupes and Melons

The Next Best Thing to Picking Them Yourself

These are fruits and vegetables the way they're supposed to be, picked ripe from the plant when Mother Nature has decided they're good and ready. If you're craving a strawberry in January, you can usually get one. But if you want to experience produce at its peak, follow our handy guide to just know when to make a fresh tomato sandwich for lunch—or an apple crisp for dessert.