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Seasonal Produce Guide for Summer

Why eat seasonal food? There are many reasons! But to name a few of the best: better taste, more nutrients, variety, more cost-effectiveOn top of that, try eating local and organic produce when you can (keep this list on you while shopping: dirty dozen). Reasons for that include: more nutritional value (the longer something is sitting on a truck… the less fresh and nutritional it will be), the limitation of GMOs and pesticides you’re ingesting as well as reducing your carbon footprint… not to mention, in doing so, you are hopefully supporting local farms! I also believe that certain seasonal produce is not just in season due to the weather conditions… but because that’s what our bodies need most at that time. Antioxidants are a huge help against sun damage on the skin in the summer – HELLO, BERRIES? It’s confirmed… let food be thy medicine, or something smart Hippocrates once said 🙂

Below is your shopping list! Happy shopping, cooking, and eating… oh and, HAPPY SUMMER! Recipes to come featuring some of these ingredients…


Vegetables, Legumes

Broccoli

Corn

Eggplant

Green Beans

Okra

Peppers

Radish

FRUIT

Blueberries

Cherries

Cucumbers

Figs (late summer)

Peaches

Plums

Raspberries

Summer Squash

Tomatoes

Watermelon

-Alison Marras
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