Seasonal Ingredients: A Taste of Summer


Jun 4, 2015

There are many reasons why it’s important to take advantage of fruits and vegetables that are in season. When you cook with what’s in season, you’re helping to reduce energy costs needed to grow and transport food. In most cases, you’re also saving money—you may pay a premium for foods that travel further distances. Buying seasonal produce can also support your local economy.

Most importantly, seasonal ingredients taste fresher and are the perfect building blocks for summer-themed LTOs. Use this guide to determine what’s in season during the summer months.

JUNE
Vegetables:
arugula, asparagus, bell peppers, carrots, corn, cucumbers, kohlrabi, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, zucchini

Fruits:
apricots, blueberries, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, limes, melons, passion fruit, pineapple, plums, strawberries

JULY
Vegetables:
arugula, beets, beet greens, bell peppers, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kohlrabi, peas, radishes, rhubarb, zucchini

Fruits:
apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, lemons, limes, melons, mulberries, nectarines, passion fruit, peaches, plums, strawberries, tomatoes

AUGUST
Vegetables:
artichoke, arugula, beets, beet greens, bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, garlic, kohlrabi, radishes, rhubarb, sweet potatoes, zucchini

Fruits:
apricots, blackberries, blueberries, figs, lemons, limes, melons, mulberries, nectarines, peaches, plums, tomatoes



Source:
http://www.eattheseasons.com