So, what in season produce should you keep an eye out for as we settle into the summer months?
Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are in season during the summer, as are peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, basil, corn, cucumbers, green beans, arugula, scallions, summer squash, tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant. Bell peppers tend to ripen later in the
summer and are a great source of vitamin C. Also, don’t be afraid to ask the farmer which produce is in season.
A few spots I frequent are ramseyfarmersmarket
, Piermont Farmers Market, Bloominghillfarm
check out more local spots here
. If you take the trip to Blooming Hill Farm be sure to book yourself a reservation at the restaurant for the full experience!
Lastly, if you don’t have the time to go to a local farmers market consider joining a CSA, a Community Supported Agriculture or crop sharing is a system that allows you to support local agriculture and buy fresh and affordable produce. With upfront purchases you are guaranteeing the production and sale of food which helps to eliminate waste and support the sustainability of your hard working small farmers.
is a CSA that offers share options for veggies and meats. Their commitment to offering animals and vegetables conditions to thrive without the need for antibiotics, hormones, herbicides, or pesticides makes them truly stand out from all the rest. They provide only sustainable, nutrient dense provisions, produce & prepared foods directly to your door & sourced only from their local farm partners.