What’s in Season: Summer Produce

You can start finding a lot of great, local produce in June. In the months of July and August, produce availability really starts to pick up as the temperatures and sun time increase. Not only is local produce available during the summer, it is usually at the height of flavor and nutritional value. Plus, it’s a little less expensive.

Head to a local farmer’s market or take a visit directly to a local farm. Here you can find a farm near you.  Many farms and farmer’s markets accept SNAP, HIP, WIC, and senior coupons.

Here are some popular summer time produce options:

Apples Blueberries Cantaloupe Peaches
Raspberries Strawberries Broccoli Green Beans
Cauliflower Corn on the Cob Cucumbers Lettuce
Peppers Onions Summer Squash Tomatoes

Or, try some summer produce that may be new to you:

Beets Bok Choy Leeks Radishes

Summer Produce Recipes

Experience some of your favorites in a re-imagined way or try out something new with these recipes: Dressed Up Corn, Quick Chicken and Apple Salad, Raw Beet and Pear Slaw (w. Cucumbers), and Chicken Berry Salad.

Written by Rachel Caty MPH, RDN, LDN

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