In Season: Summer Produce

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Summer is just around the corner and with it comes warm weather, barbecues, and beautiful, ripe produce. Modern technology has made it possible to enjoy most fruits and vegetables throughout the year, but there are still a number of benefits that come from buying produce when it’s in season.

For one, fruits and vegetables bought in-season are better for you. Not only do they taste particularly good, but because the produce has been harvested not long before it reaches the store, it hasn’t had as much time to deteriorate and so is more nutritious.

In addition, in-season produce is easier on both your wallet and the planet. Typically, stores source their fruits and veggies locally during growing seasons. This means less fuel and resource consumption during transport and storage, as well as larger available quantities, which lowers the price.

Looking to eat in-season this summer? Look for these fruits and vegetables at your local farmers markets and grocery stores:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lima beans
  • Limes
  • Mangos
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini