Summer Fruits and Vegetables in Season Right Now
It’s time to start shopping for corn, tomatoes, berries, and other fruits and vegetables that are in peak season right now.
collection of summer fruit:strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes and cherries
From fresh corn to delicious watermelon and ready peaches, the abundance of summer leafy foods coming into our Produce division is an astonishing festival of varieties, flavors and surfaces.This summer’s best produce is available for you to cook with or without, as they can all be enjoyed raw.Also, we have weekly sales on your favorite produce; before you shop, check your store.
View all sales Berries Although berries are available throughout the year, summer yields an abundance of sweet blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries during their peak season.They taste best when left unwashed in the refrigerator for a few days before being consumed; wash them just before serving.
Cherries Cherry season has begun, and while it is brief, it is so delicious.Our field inspectors look for firm, juicy cherries and fresh green stems when selecting cherries for our stores.Include them in salads, desserts, and salsas. Look for unusual varieties like strawberry cherries and Skylar Rae.
Summer Squashes Some of the most adaptable vegetables in the kitchen are squashes like zucchini and yellow squash.They can be grilled, diced for omelets, or eaten raw as vegetable noodles or crudités.Wash your haul of squash just before using it and store it in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.
Corn Fresh corn is a summer staple due to its long, warm days and light meals.typically tastes best when consumed as soon as possible after harvest.Summer is a great time to enjoy what local farmers have harvested if you can find local corn in your store.
Honeydew and cantaloupe melons Melon season is when our Produce department celebrates a variety of melons, so now is a great time to try something new.Look out for unusual varieties like Crenshaw, Galia, Hami, Canary, or Casaba melons.
Stone fruits, such as peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, nectarines, and the numerous juicy stone fruits in between, reach their peak during various stages of the summer.Fruits that are firm are great for grilling; however, if you prefer riper fruits, store them on the counter until they have a slight give to them.
Tomatoes: Summer is the best time to grow tomatoes, from small grape and cherry tomatoes to large heirloom varieties.That’s when you’ll see a wide range of colors and sizes. Because each variety of tomato has a different texture, sweetness, juiciness, and acidity, this is the time to try all of them.
Watermelons Watermelons are the perfect summertime fruit.It’s the best way to cool down in the heat because it’s packed with refreshing juice.A whole watermelon will keep for seven to ten days at room temperature.It can be stored in the refrigerator for two to three days, but it should be consumed right away.
Okra is more adaptable than you might expect for a summertime staple in the South.The usual go-tos are fried okra and gumbo. However, okra really shines when it is pickled, and it takes on a smoky flavor well on the grill or when it is cut in half and roasted into oven fries.