Saturday, July 01, 2006

Seasonal produce - July

Another month, another crop of fruits and veggies that are ripe for the picking. What's good in July? As with the June installment, this list is for Northern California. If you live in a cooler climate, you might have to wait until the end of the month for these to be at their bests - but while you're waiting, check out the June post to see what's ripe in your area.

Fruits: Blueberries, nectarines, peaches and pears are all in peak season. Cherries about to go out of season, so get them quick! Other berries, oranges, and melons are all ripe now as well.

Vegetables: Corn, red onions and summer squash are all at their peak, sweet onions are waning, and basil, bell peppers, cucumber, eggplant, okra and tomatoes are all newly in season. Garlic, green beans and potatoes are all good in July, too.

Look for recipes featuring these items soon!

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