Seasonal Produce Update: July

One of the best parts about living in the San Francisco Bay Area (or almost anywhere in California) is the fresh produce.

Produce in season (and preferably from local farms) tastes better than anything I grew up on in Chicago.

Right now, here’s what tastes the best:

  • arugula
  • apricots apricots (last month!)
  • artichokes!! Best served with what Charles and I used to call “fat sauce”.
  • Asian greens
  • asain pears Asian pears are here!
  • basil Mmm, basil.
  • beets
  • blackberries Oh My God. YES. Blackberries. Candy from the gods! Sweet.
  • blueberries And holy moly blueberry season. It’s only May through July, people. Get. Them. Now.
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • chard
  • collards
  • corny corn
  • cuckes cucumber season begins
  • eggplantos eggplants, the other purple meat!
  • favabeans fava beans (last month!)
  • fennel
  • figgers figs
  • garlic
  • kale
  • leeks
  • lettuces
  • melony melons!!!
  • mushrooms
  • mustard le moutard (MUSTARD!)
  • nectarines My favorite. Nectarines are upon us.
  • okrasokra
  • onions
  • peaches puh-puh-peaches! sexy!
  • peas peas
  • plumies plums!
  • potats potatoes!
  • radish
  • rasps LOOOVE! raspberries!
  • rhub rhubarb, for pie! yum.
  • spinach
  • w00t! STRAWBERRY season
  • summersquash SUMMER SQUASH! So yummy just sauteed or grilled with a bit of salt
  • tomatsthis is it…the only time of year I will eat delicious TOMATOES!


P.S. Fruits and vegetables in season are also less expensive (since they’re not being shipped from Latin America). If you can afford it, buy organic. And find out what farm your noms are coming from, it makes you feel happy to support local farmers.


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One Response to “Seasonal Produce Update: July”

  1. Lee Says:

    Nectarines, Rasberries, and Asian Pears. <3

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