One of the many, many perks of living in this fine city is the enormous operation known here as the Greenmarket. This is an organization that helps to deliver fresh, just-harvested produce and food stuffs (goat cheese, grass-fed lamb, sausages, wines, jams, etc) directly to the New York consumer, thus helping the Local Farmer, the Consumer (low prices, no Whole Foods middle-man), and the environment as we cut down on gas-consumption and waste of trucking in produce from Chile and California.
Local Farming is an industry where the more we consume, the more the market grows! This is a renewable resource we should be proud of and support.
New York and the Tri-State Area produces great fruits, vegetables and meats and if it's good enough for the top chefs of many of the top restaurants in NYC ( and in the country) it's got to be great for you and me!
Please visit: http://www.cenyc.org/ to learn more about the Greenmarkets in your area. Many of them are open YEAR LONG but all of them open by June!
Here are the vegetables/fruits that are IN SEASON (not from Farmer's storage) that you should take advantage for the remaining week of May and all of June (according to www.cenyc.org/greenmarket/whatsavailable:
MAY & JUNE VEGGIES & FRUIT IN SEASON