Your grocery store and farmer’s markets will be overflowing with a bountiful assortment of fresh produce. August is a peak month for gathering the best of the best of the season. Keep your menu in summer mode by picking up these fresh items.
Vegetables: acorn squash, butternut squash, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, kohlrabi, lettuce, okra, peppers, summer squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes
Fruits: apples, apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, figs, kiwi, mangoes, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon
Let us know how you incorporate summer foods into your menu in the ‘we want to hear from you’ section at the bottom of this page.
Research shows that children are more likely to taste new vegetables and fruits when they are involved with growing, planting, gathering, selecting, and even naming the foods. Children can give foods unique names like ‘crunchy, cool carrots’ or ‘Asparagus Rex.’
Since many places have different climates and seasons for produce, you may want to research your city to see what is in season for you!