Yes, Citrus Has a Season and It's Almost Over: 11 Ways to Use Fresh Citrus in Your Cooking from Yes, Citrus Has a Season and It's Almost Over: 11 Ways to Use Fresh Citrus in Your Cooking

Yes, Citrus Has a Season and It's Almost Over: 11 Ways to Use Fresh Citrus in Your Cooking

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Yes, Citrus Has a Season and It's Almost Over: 11 Ways to Use Fresh Citrus in Your Cooking

Let’s compare apples and oranges — they both have seasons, but when is the last time you walked into the grocery store without being greeted by a pyramid of these sweet fruits? Probably never. Our industrial food system is fraught with issues, but it does two things really well: Cheap food and blurring the lines of seasonality.

Anyone who enjoys a refreshing grapefruit with breakfast every morning may have noticed that their favorite citrus tastes just a little bit sweeter in the winter, and probably that the fruit was grown a little bit closer to home.

Then, there are the more obscure citrus fruits that really are harder to find in the full-on heat of summer, like blood orange and satsuma tangerines. So get your fill of sweet, peak-season citrus fruits while the farmers market gettin’s good, and before you have to wait another year for juicy in-season citrus fruit.

For some cooking inspiration, and a few of our favorite citrus recipes, check out our roundup of 11 recipes featuring everything from tart grapefruit to sweet tangerines.