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There is so much delicious produce in June and if you are like me, I try to save money at the store by buying produce that’s in season. It’s cheaper, it’s fresher, and it didn’t travel very far to get to your table. My June — What’s in Season Guide is your guide to June Seasonal Produce along with recipes, tips, and more!
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JUNE SEASONAL PRODUCE
June has a mixture everything: berries, stone fruit, with a few vegetables thrown in too. Find out all about June Seasonal Produce in this June — What’s In Season Guide.
I hope this June — What’s In Season Guide is just what you are looking for. Furthermore, if you’re looking for more resources on your food journey then check out my Feeding a Family on a Budget guide or this Budget Friendly Menu Planning. I have lots of menu planning guides for various occasions and even a monthly & weekly menu planning printable that’s super helpful. Lastly, the best thing for eating healthy and in season is a well stocked pantry.
June means camping and picnic season, Father’s Day, and plenty of activities to keep kids busy since they’re out of school. I’ve got tons of camping planning resources, and some delicious picnic salad ideas and of course it’s grilling season!
JUNE — WHAT’S IN SEASON GUIDE
Apricots are a good source of Vitamin A, rich in fiber, plus they are good for your heart, blood, and skin! They are great blended up in smoothies. A fun thing to do with apricots is to dry them out in the dehydrator. Great snack for the kids!
For the years, I hated avocados…but I met an avocado farmer who told me I just hadn’t had a perfectly ripe avocado yet. She gave a few and said exactly what day to try them. I patiently waited and then…I fell in love. I’m a huge avocado snob and always look forward to when they are in season!
Does anyone else sing the sugar beets song from Sesame Street when they talk about or have any type of beets? I know, I’m showing my age..but the song always comes out when I’m making beets. Beets, Beets, Sugar Beets, Beets….
Blueberries are considered a superfood: loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. As an added bonus they are the perfect balance of tart and sweet this time of year.
Cherries are another fruit rich in benefits. Plenty of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and even contain melatonin to promote healthy sleep. I certainly get excited when these beauties come into season. Get out your cherry pitter to make the process quicker.
There used to be corn stands close to my house, but even though they are harder to find we still get the sweetest corn in the summer. My favorite thing to do is just soak the ears in water for 20 mins and throw them on the grill. Nothing beats that beautifully charred flavor. If you grill up a bunch, you can cut the kernels off and add them to recipes, or even freeze for later.
Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins and because they have plenty of water and fiber they aid in healthy digestion. Add a crunch to a salad, or even make homemade pickles.
Growing up, many summer afternoons were spent sitting and snapping the ends of green beans for dinner. I love the way green bean taste when fresh- a far cry from the canned casserole type beans. These also pickle up nicely and can stand up to a little heat.
Fresh herbs grow fast in the summer and can be a great addition to kick up any meal. Aromatics are a must to bring forth the fresh flavor to almost anything. Think of them as complementary players and you get outstanding combinations- basil with strawberries, dill to brighten a butter or fattier dish, and mint with melon.
Mangos are pricy little fruits, but waiting until they are in season means the price is affordable and the flavor is amazing! Smoothies, salsa, drinks, and ice cream are my favorite ways to use mangos…besides just slicing them up for a snack.
Melon is a widely popular fruit in summer and is perfect just cut up and eaten by itself, or in any number of fruit salads or drinks. A hollow thump (not thud) sound, a butter yellow color (not white) on the spot where the melon rested, and a sweet smell from the blossom end (opposite the stem) are good indicators that a melon is ripe.
Do yourself a flavor favor and never buy canned peas. They are disgusting and yes I am biased. These little peas are one of my favorites. I’d choose them over chocolate any day! For reals! And my daughter asks for frozen peas for breakfast.
Strawberries are perfectly ripe and so sweet this time of year. Of course, they are perfect for snacking, but cooking with them and making jam is always a must. Just don’t wash them until you’re ready to use them!
Did I miss something in my June — What’s In Season Guide??? What’s your favorite in-season fruit or veggie during June….tell me, I’d love to know.