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.
|Collard Greens||Corn||Cucumber||Eggplant||Fava Beans|
|Fennel||Green Beans||Hot Peppers||Mushrooms||Okra|
|Sugar Snap Peas||Shallots||Tomatoes||Yellow Squash||Zucchini|