Eat the Season: Summer (w/Bonus Recipe!)

Today is the first day of summer—and time for delectable meals made with fresh produce! Whether you’re heading to a backyard barbecue or quiet picnic in the park, you’ll want to stock up on what’s in season.

According to the USDA, the following fruits and veggies are in season during summer:


  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mangos
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes*
  • Watermelon


  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Okra
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes*
  • Zucchini

*Though scientifically a fruit, tomatoes are considered veggies by the U.S. government.

Why not combine your summer produce with these recipes?

Easy Eggplant Stir Fry

Grilled Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa


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