People love summer for many reasons: warmth, school vacations, road trips, and beachside bonfires. But there’s also a lot to love about summer when it comes to produce! Here’s what fruits and vegetables are in season, so you can plan healthy, affordable, and scrumptious summer food.


Summer Produce


Summer Fruits

The summer season is abundant with a variety of delicious and refreshing fruits! Some of the most popular fruits in season include:

  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Nectarines
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

These fruits are not only delicious, but are also packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that benefit your health. You can also keep yourself, friends, and family hydrated during the hot summer days with watermelon, which is known for its high water content. Berries are another favorite, perfect for snacking, baking, or adding to smoothies.


Summer Vegetables

Summer is also a great time for vegetable lovers, as many nutritious and flavorful vegetables are in season. Some of the popular vegetables that thrive in the summer include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Bell peppers
  • Eggplants
  • Corn
  • Green beans

Tomatoes are a summer staple, and nothing beats the taste of a juicy, ripe tomato fresh from the vine. Cucumbers are also perfect for keeping hydrated when the summer heat sets in. You can put them in your ice water for a refreshing, subtle, and summery flavor.

Zucchini and yellow squash are versatile vegetables that can be grilled, roasted, or sautéed. They make a great addition to salads, pasta, or stir-fry. Finally, sweet corn and green beans are perfect for summer barbecues and make a great side dish. Summer is truly a fantastic time to incorporate a variety of healthy and flavorful vegetables into your diet!


What To Plant in the Summer

If you grow your own produce in your garden, or would like to give it a try this summer, here are some of the most popular foods to grow in the summertime:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Peppers
  • Eggplants
  • Green beans
  • Herbs, including basil, thyme, and parsley

Tomatoes are a garden favorite, and there are many varieties to choose from, including cherry, grape, and heirloom tomatoes. Cucumbers and zucchini are easy to grow and can produce a bountiful harvest. Herbs, too, are a great addition to any garden.

Whatever your gardening, shopping, or cooking intentions are for this summer, we wish you the best!

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