1. Exact crop availability and harvest times vary year-to-year, but this summary will help you know when to look for what at markets near you in the Indiana. You can also look up produce by seasons or regions.
2. Purdue Extension's Indiana Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar.
3. All fruits and vegetables have ways of telling us exactly when they taste best. Testing for ripeness involves all the senses: from tapping and smelling melons to puncturing corn kernels and recognizing the perfect plumpness of a pea. After enough practice and plenty of tasting, you’ll find that your hands learn to find beans of the perfect thickness on their own. I often refer to the Old Farmer's Almanac guide to help me find the most ripe and delicious fruits and vegetables.