First, let’s take a look
at which foods are
in season during the
Of all the seasons, summer is the ideal time to plan fresh, produce-based meals. With so many delicious fruits and vegetables in season, it’s
simple to prepare a quick, nutritious menu for any occa-
sion. And, there are many wonderful dishes that can be
enjoyed without any cooking, so you can get food
on the table faster, without heating up the house!
Using in-season produce will save you money,
and buying it at local farmers’ market is a
great way to support your community.
Basil, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli,
eggplant, okra, green beans, cucumbers, and radishes are
just some of the vegetables that are in season during the
spring and summer months.
Blueberries, cherries, peaches, watermelon,
plums, raspberries, and blackberries are a few of the fruits
that are in season during the summer months.
There is truly an abundance of produce available, most of
which can be found at your local farmers’ market. In fact,
there’s so much variety that you may be feeling overwhelmed and wondering how to use it all. Don’t
worry, all of it is very versatile and works in
lots of combinations, so you can
plan many different menus
your family will love—or
can or freeze it!
By Lisa Holcomb