What Produce is in Season Right Now? (Summer)


Why the heck does it even matter if you buy produce that's in season or not?


Well, first let's look at what is seasonal produce?

Seasonal produce is food that is purchased and eaten around the same time it's harvested.

What that means is the food you are getting is fresher, tastier, and actually holds more nutritional value than food consumed that's out of season. While I am a huge fan of mangos and would LOVE to eat them year-round, honestly they are so much juicier and taste way better when they're in season (which they are right now btw!). Aside from the nutritional/ quality benefits - something to consider is, produce that is "in season" will always be more affordable than purchasing things that aren't. Yay for cheaper grocery bills, right?!


But before I go on about how great in-season foods are, let's look at out of season produce for a quick second and breakdown what you're actually getting: Out of season produce is harvested early in order to be shipped and made available to you at your local grocery store. Not cool right? Especially considering studies have shown that fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients when allowed to fully ripen on their parent plant.


So now that you're all in on shopping for produce in season, what if you want to take your shopping to the next level? Look for fruits and veggies produced via local farms. These choices are often going to be even fresher because they don't have to travel super long distances as say, Washington Cherries transported to Houston (Yall, Washington cherries are the absolute bomb). It is honestly the ultimate bang for your buck and for nutritional purposes when it comes to shopping seasonal and local.


To help you out this summer below is an extensive list of produce that is "in- season" right now and if you're wondering what's locally on the in-season menu click here to use the interactive seasonal food guide to input your state and explore.


Late Summer In-Season Produce:

Anaheim Chile

Apricots

Armenian Cucumber

Asian Pear

Barbados Cherries

Beets

Bell Peppers

Black Crowberries

Black Currants

Blackberries

Blueberries

Boysenberries

Breadfruit

Butter Lettuce

Cantaloupe

Casaba Melon

Champagne Grapes

Chayote Squash

Cherries

Cherries, Sour

Chinese Long Beans

Corn

Crenshaw Melon

Crookneck Squash

Cucumbers

Durian

Eggplant

Elderberries

Endive

French Beans

Figs

Galia Melon

Garlic

Grape Tomatoes

Grapefruit

Grapes

Green Beans

Green Soybeans (Edamame)

Hearts of Palm

Honeydew Melons

Jackfruit

Jalapeno Peppers

Key Limes

Lima Beans

Limes

Loganberries

Longan

Loquat

Lychee

Manoa Lettuce

Mulberries

Nectarines

Okra

Ong Choy Spinach

Passion Fruit

Peaches

Peas

Persian Melon

Plums

Radishes

Raspberries

Rose Apples

Sapodillas

Sapote

Shallots

Strawberries

Sugar Apple

Sugar Snap Peas

Summer Squash

Tomatillo

Tomatoes

Watermelon

Winged Beans

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Zucchini


Comment below your favorite in-season produce right now!

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