Summer is here and it's time to switch up our recipes, groceries, and seasonal produce! The summer season brings vibrant produce that inspires new summer recipes and exciting mouthwatering bites. Summer produce doesn't need a lot of prepping - I could eat fresh summer fruits and vegetables right out in the garden. Over the weekend, Mark and I spent the morning at Tolmachoff Farms, picking summer produce and left the farm with more summer fruits and vegetables than we knew what to do with! But don't worry, we won't have any trouble putting our summer picks to good use.
I love eating with the seasons and when I can go out in the field and pick summer produce with my own hands, that's even better! There is something about grabbing food straight from the earth and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. To celebrate the summer season, I put together a produce guide, highlighting the summer fruits and vegetables you should pick (or buy at the market/store) this warm weather season.
Print this Summer Fruits and Vegetable Guide and tape it to the refrigerator, save it to your phone, and send it to a friend. Click here to the the free guide! This Summer Fruits and Vegetable Guide is perfect for meal planning and recipe inspiration.
Produce Guide: Summer Fruits and Vegetables You Should Pick This Season
June - September
In Season Summer Vegetables:
- Bell Pepper
- Green Beans
- Soy Beans
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Summer Squash
In Season Summer Fruit:
- Key Limes
- Passion Fruit
One of my favorite experiences while produce picking produce at Tolmachoff Farms was getting lost in their corn field. I have never picked fresh corn before and Mark was able to show me his corn picking technique. The taste of fresh corn, right off the stalk, is so sweet, tender, and juicy. I knew I was hooked and all other corn would never be the same!
After emerging from the corn fields we picked through the rows and rows of summer squash, cucumbers, okra (which were flowering), onions, carrots, and tomatoes. We spotted three varieties of cucumbers - Armenian cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, and pickling cucumbers. I was surprised to see the summer fruit and vegetables not only growing, but thriving in the hot Arizona temperatures. Everything was blooming and growing just as it would is any other part of the US - nothing could stop this tasty produce from flourishing!
What produce are you picking up this summer? I can't wait to get in the kitchen and take a bite out of the season with the freshest summer fruits and vegetables. Have any recipe suggestions? I'm dreaming up all the different ways to prepare fresh corn on the cob.
Stay cool out there this summer season!