Season's Eatings

Eating produce in season is best for the environment and your local economy, but seasonal produce also boasts superior flavor! So what's in season for summer? Take this list of yummy fruits and veggies to your local farmers' market. I've grouped them by color--choosing a variety of produce from different colors of the rainbow is an easy way to ensure you're getting a range of vitamins and nutrients.

Red: Cherries, plums, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, beets, red onions, red bell peppers, rhubarb, radishes and tomatoes

Orange/Yellow: Apricots, cantaloupe, star fruit, Calimyrna figs, lemons, mangoes, nectarines, papayas, peaches, pineapple, tamarind, corn, yellow onions, yellow bell peppers, chanterelle mushrooms, Yukon and Yellow Finn potatoes, summer squash, yellow tomatoes, golden zucchini, rutabaga

Green: Salad greens, green beans, Bok choy, cucumbers, okra, snow peas, sugar snap peas, green bell peppers, sorrel, Swiss chard, tomatillos, zucchini, basil

Blue/Purple: Blackberries, black currants, blueberries, elderberries, black Mission figs, passion fruit, plums, eggplant

White: Lychees, white nectarines, kohlrabi, mushrooms, onions, new potatoes

Just a few of the things I love about summer: okra, eggplant, tomatoes, plums, beets, cherries, berries, and peaches. What are your favorites?

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Vicki said...

Oooh, I love the color-coding!

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