The Fruits and Vegetables of Summer

At the start of the spring season I posted a few benefits of purchasing/eating locally grown and freshly harvested produce.  In the heat and activity of the summer months, the ideal diet is one that is cooling, balancing, nourishing and refreshing.  Given that yesterday was the official first day of summer, here are the fruits and vegetables currently in season, at peak ripeness and tasting their finest.

Summer Vegetables:

Artichokes Arugula Avocado Beets Bell Peppers
Collard Greens Corn Cucumber Eggplant Fava Beans
Fennel Green Beans Hot Peppers Mushrooms Okra
Onions Potatoes Radicchio Radishes Spinach
Sugar Snap Peas Shallots Tomatoes Yellow Squash Zucchini


Summer Fruits:

Apricots Blackberries Blueberries Cantaloupes
Cherries Figs Grapes Limes
Mangoes Nectarines Peaches Plums
Raspberries Rhubarb Strawberries Watermelon

DK

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