Welcome to June

seasonal produce from June
June is most definitely the best month of the year. Seasonal produce abounds in the northern hemisphere, including fresh fruit, which has such a short window of availability in my neck of the woods. Even better, the shift from spring to summer highlights the best of both seasons: some warmth breaks through the crisp mornings and evenings; trees and foliage have turned a deep shade of green while gardens are bursting with color. We’re halfway through 2017, so why not celebrate with a delicious meal from recipes below?

Here’s what’s in season in the mid-Atlantic region:

  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Beans (Green, snap)
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • Collards
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Nectarine
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas (Englist, Snap, Snow, Pods)
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Sage
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

Recipe Recommendations

Here are some recommendations from my own personal recipe stash:

Parisian Gnocchi With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, and Zucchini from Serious Eats
Raspberry White Chocolate Scones from Dula Notes
Pasta Salad with Melon, Pancetta, and Ricotta Salata from Bon Appetit

Find Out What’s in Season Near You:

http://www.sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/
http://www.fieldtoplate.com/guide/

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