Save on In Season Produce in June
Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 7:00 am
The best time to buy fresh fruits and vegetables is when they are in season! This is when they will be at their lowest prices of the year. Shop smart and you can save some money and serve your family fresh and healthy foods. June also is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. That’s one more reason to try some in season produce this month!
There are so many great places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Right now, the weather is warm, so there could be a farmers’ market going on near you. If you have never purchased, and eaten, produce straight from the farmer before, I highly recommend you do it. It doesn’t get fresher than that!
Apricots – According to WebMD, one apricot has only 17 calories.
Blueberries – Tasty and filled with antioxidants
Cantaloupe – Sweet, light, refreshing, and filled with vitamins
Cherries – The perfect topping for an ice cream sunday
Kiwi – Fuzzy little fruits with a unique flavor
Mangoes – Try some in a fruit based salsa over salmon or in fish tacos
Nectarines – Almost like peaches, but without the fuzz.
Peaches – A peach pie makes a lovely dessert on a warm day.
Strawberries – Fresh strawberries taste amazing!
Watermelon – Nothing says “It’s Summertime!” quite like chilled watermelon.
Beets – You either love them or you hate them.
Corn – The perfect food for grilling! They make an awesome side dish for a burger.
Green Beans – You don’t have to wait until November to make a green bean casserole.
Lettuce – The basis of a salad, or the topping on a burger
Peas – Are good in so many recipes!
Swiss Chard – A nutritious addition to a smoothie
Zucchini – Try some in a stir fry
Yellow Squash – This is one of my new favorites (especially the baby ones)!