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  • Joni Garcia, Asst. Manager, YFM

What’s in Season in July at YFM



While you can easily pick up any fruit or veggie at the grocery store anytime of the year,

but once you taste a ripe carrot straight from the dirt, or bite into a peach picked in the

summer heat and feel the juice run down your arm, you know that the best produce is

enjoyed seasonally.

Below are some foods that you may see in the market in July and/or August. While we

expect that these foods will be available, there is always a chance that crops may be

limited or arrive early or late since production is dependent upon Mother Nature and a

variety of other factors. Be sure to check social media and sign up for our weekly

newsletter to receive the latest updates.


Broccoli

Like other brassicas, broccoli shines when paired with bold aromatics like garlic,

ginger, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. When you’re shopping, look for tightly packed

florets with minimal brown spots.


Cantaloupe

This sweet melon doesn’t need much to make it shine. You can always enjoy a slice as-

is, or dress it up with a drizzle of high-quality olive oil, pinch of sea salt, and confetti of

fresh basil.


Eggplant

Like tomatoes, when eggplants come into season your local market might be

overflowing with all sorts of varieties. Larger globes are perfect for slicing and frying

(eggplant parmesan anyone?) while thinner eggplants can be grilled or roasted easily.


Green Beans

In peak season, green beans need little more than a pinch of sea salt and a slick of oil

to bring out their natural sweetness. They make a delicious side (try adding almonds for

crunch) or an addition to fresh salads.


Peppers

Peppers reach their peak in the summer months and are a versatile addition to your

menus. Top a pizza, cook up fajitas, or stuff them with cheese, corn, and black beans

for an impressive vegetarian main.


Plums

Eating a ripe plum is a real pleasure, but don’t miss baking up a plum pie or pistachio

crumble before the season ends.


Tomatoes

July and August is tomato season at its finest. Cherry, heirloom, or varieties local to the

area will be brimming at the farmers’ market.


Watermelon

Seasonal melons provide juicy hydration with the added benefit of sweet summertime

flavor. You can enjoy them as a stand-alone snack or dessert, but watermelon also lend

themselves to supporting roles in savory salads with tomatoes and feta, smoothies, or

homemade margaritas.


Zucchini

Zucchini is known for taking over the garden, but there’s lots you can do with this

veggie. Toss it on the grill or roast it for savory dishes or bake up a loaf of zucchini

bread or a batch of wholesome muffins.


Have a recipe you love and want to share? Let us know! We love seeing your ideas

and creativity. Happy shopping!

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