June 4, 2014 Kristin Melver

Tasty Tuesday – June Fruits and Veggies

On the first Tuesday of each month I will include a list of Fruits and Vegetables that are in season to help you learn to love produce if you don’t already. How will this list help you love produce if you don’t already? Two reasons: Arguably the most convincing reason will be because produce that is in season tastes better as it is at its annual peak when the conditions are ideal for it to flourish so it has the most flavor. The better it tastes, the easier it is for you to return again and again. If taste is not the best reason for you to fall in favor with produce, then price might be. During its peak season, there is generally the largest supply of it and since it doesn’t last for long once it is harvested, it is much less expensive.

June was a little slim on fresh vegetables so I took the liberty of adding in the vegetables from the month of May as well. Any of these will be good nutritionally for you to include regularly throughout your day, but in week two we will highlight 2 of these options. Stay tuned next week for some more in depth nutritional reasons why zucchini and cherries are good to the core!

JUNE

Vegetables

  • Okra
  • Zucchini
  • Rhubarb
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Spring Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Corn

Fruit

  • Cherries
  • Pineapples
  • Apricots
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
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