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June Seasonal Produce Guide – The Domestic Dietitian

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The farmer’s market and grocery stores are full of delicious, ripe summer fruit this month and lots of grill worthy vegetables too. Sharing this handy June Seasonal Produce Guide to share what’s in season and recipe ideas for all this summer fresh produce.

Summer Fresh Produce

June brings about a fruit heavy harvest when it comes to summer fresh produce. It’s one of our favorite months cooking wise. It’s filled with all kinds of fresh berries, melon, summer squash and sweet corn.

Near us there are so many great places to go fruit picking for things like strawberries and cherries. There is nothing better than ripe fruit fresh off the farm in our opinion. Farmer’s Markets are a great place to score ripe seasonal produce.

Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce

When you eat fruit and vegetables during their “season”, you often get them at their ripest and best tasting time. I think we can all agree that a hothouse tomato in December just doesn’t compare to a garden fresh tomato in August. 

Sometimes when produce is grown off peak, a ripening agent has to be used, which can include the use of chemicals and heat treatments. Some research indicates that the nutritional value of some produce items aren’t as high when eating off season.

Probably one of my favorite reasons for eating seasonally is saving money. The price of certain produce depends on where you live and how far they have to ship it from but typically produce is cheaper when it’s in season. For example, a pint of strawberries in the peak of summer can often sell for only $2.50 but try buying tasteless strawberries in January and you’ll pay up to $5 for the same size!

June Seasonal Produce Guide

Obviously the produce available to you will depend slightly on where you live. However, in general, these are the fruits and vegetables in season during June.

June Seasonal Fruits

  • apricots
  • blueberries
  • cantaloupe
  • cherries
  • kiwi
  • mango
  • peaches
  • strawberry
  • watermelon

June Seasonal Veggies

  • arugula
  • avocado
  • corn
  • cucumber
  • eggplant
  • lettuce
  • mushrooms
  • peas
  • radishes
  • summer squash
  • zucchini

June Seasonal Produce Recipes

Apricots

A staple in the Mediterranean diet, this stone fruit is just coming into season this month.

One of our favorites ways to enjoy them is this Goat Cheese & Pistachio Apricot recipe from The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy cookbook.

Artichokes

These beauties are great steamed, grilled or even cooked in the Instant Pot. The question is, are you a butter or mayonnaise dipper?

Asparagus

A spring and summer favorite in our house. Grilled, roasted or sautéed, these lean, green stalks are great with a simply drizzle of olive oil, fresh lemon and a touch of parmesan cheese.

Check out these 4 Asparagus Recipe Ideas.

Bell Peppers

These Roasted Bell Peppers are a meal prep must have for delicious lunches or additions to taco night.

Blueberries

A snacking, superfood favorite! Blueberries are a nutritional powerhouse and are sweet and plump this month.

Cherries

A summer shining star! Delicious on their own, baked into pies or added to salads.

Loving this collection of the 20 Best Cherry Recipes from Food & Wine

Strawberries

summer strawberry popsicles for June seasonal produce guide

These red summer berries are just hitting their time to shine this month. We love stocking up when they are on sale and freezing them for smoothies.

These Summer Strawberry Popsicles combine two summer favorites – berries and watermelon into a tasty treat.

Sweet Corn

A grilling favorite, you’ll find ears and ears of summer sweet corn all over this month. This Easy Grilled Corn recipe is a must have for BBQ’s.

This Grilled Corn Summer Salad is one of our favorites!

Tomatoes

Mediterranean diet tomato recipes

With so many varieties of tomatoes, they have a long season and early plants will just begin producing this month.

Check out 14 Mediterranean Diet Tomato Recipes You’ll Love

Watermelon

watermelon panzanella salad recipe

My daughter’s absolute favorite fruit. Check out these great tips on How To Pick a Watermelon to ensure the best choice.

This Watermelon Panzanella Salad is a summer must have!

Yellow Squash and Zucchini

herb roasted zucchini on fork

These summer squashes will soon be all over the stores and just begging to be grilled or roasted.

Try this Herb Roasted Zucchini for a simple and delicious weeknight side dish.

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