It is easy to eat in season in the summer! So much more produce is grown throughout local food systems during our warmest time of year, after fresh spring rain and without the threat of frost.
But, it is still worth exploring exactly which foods are growing in YOUR region right now.
WHY? So that you might choose those that are the freshest, and therefore…
Check out this Seasonal Food Guide website for a year around list of seasonally grown and available foods, no matter which state you live.
Since I live in Oregon, below is a spoiler alert on the list of produce you can count on seeing in Farmer’s Market’s and supermarkets in late June through early July in Oregon:
Basil Bok Choy
Berries (of all kinds!)
Greens of all kinds (Chard, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard greens, Spinach)
Herbs of all kinds (Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme)
Snap and snow peas
Summer squash and zucchini
More specifically, I live in the High Desert of Oregon; here is a further break down to support goods grown closest to my home.
Spring though early summer these include:
Check out the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance website for their full year seasonal harvest chart.