• Emily Calley

Seasonal Eating: June Guide

What does seasonal eating even mean??

Eating with the seasons just means eating the fruit and veggies that are growing during the season you are in locally. When we eat with the seasons, we avoid food that has either journeyed a long way from a different climate or food that has been sitting in storage for a while…and sometimes both! When food is freshly picked and local we are getting the freshest and most nutritional foods, as well as supporting the local economy and lessening our environmental impact. Another great bonus is that seasonal fruits and veggies tend to be cheaper than things out of season, so if you are shopping on a budget this is an awesome option!

The best place to shop for local seasonal food is at your local farmers market. This is a great opportunity to get to know your local farmers and learn about where your food comes from. Shopping local not only lessens your environmental impact but also directly supports your community. Plus who doesn’t love strolling through a bustling farmers market?? Smelling all the wonderful food, listening to live music, petting all the dogs (if they’re allowed) … beats the grocery store any day!

What's in season this month: Summer edition

+ Asparagus

+ Beets

+ Blueberries

+ Cabbage

+ Cantaloupe

+ Carrots

+ Cherries

+ Cucumber

+ Green beans

+ Kale

+ Lettuce

+ Onions

+ Rhubarb

+ Strawberries

+ Swiss chard

+ Watermelon

+ Zucchini

*This list is for the Mid-Atlantic US region where I live. What's in season varies from region to region. The best place to see what’s in season in your area is to go to your local farmers market and check out what’s there!

Recipe ideas

Here’s some recipe inspiration for seasonal cooking this month!

+ Strawberry rhubarb pie by From My Bowl

+ Cucumber watermelon mint salad by Taste of Home

+ Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach by Cookie and Kate

I hope this inspires you to think about the foods you can eat in season. I’ll be posting each month what fruits and veggies are in season so check back here to find out what’s in store for July!

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