Eating with the seasons: July

 Heirloom tomatoes with fresh basil and smoked sea salt

Can you believe it is already July?! This year is flying by, and we are well into the throng of summer in the northern hemisphere.

What does this mean for seasonal eating? Below is a list of all the divine vegetables and fruits that are filling the farmers' market stands this month. Stay tuned for lots of simple, fresh summer recipes too!


* String beans

* Beets

* Beet greens

* Broccoli

* Cabbage

* Carrots

* Collard greens

* Corn

* Cucumbers

* Herbs

* Lettuce

* Lima Beans

* Peas

* Peppers (capsicum)

* Potatoes

* Radishes 

* Rhubarb

* Scallions

* Spinach

* Summer squash

* Swiss chard

* Tomatoes

* Turnip greens


* Apples

* Blueberries

* Cherries

* Peaches

* Plums

* Strawberries

* Raspberries

Remember - try to let the ingredients choose you, not the other way around, so look out for the freshest and ripest produce you can, and work up a recipe around that. If you're stuck for ideas, don't forget to ask your local farmer for suggestions!