Tips for reading a seasonal produce chart include paying attention to the legend of the chart and making sure the chart is applicable to the area in which the produce is being purchased. Align the chart with the appropriate month when necessary.
Some charts display whether or not produce may be purchased and harvested in a season. Look for the harvested fruits and vegetables for the freshest seasonal purchases. Interactive online charts often display the current month. Click on the month desired and the area where the produce is being purchased to locate the types of foods that are freshly harvested during that time period.