What's in Season - Summer

By Francie Szostak / Photography By Joe Laedtke | December 28, 2016
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summer produce

While most Wisconsinites begin to relax at the arrival of summer weather, I enter full-on panic mode. Seeing gardens and farmers markets brimming with produce sets off my “so-much-produce-but-so-little-time” syndrome as I recognize the short window we have to enjoy these seasonal treats. So, what do I do to lower my blood pressure? I make a plan.

I focus on enjoying early summer delicacies like sugar snap peas and strawberries before hot-weather showstoppers like raspberries, sweet corn and tomatoes, ripen up. I also make double batches of soups and salsas, and freeze extra veggies at each stage of the summer season, lest any of its bounty slip through my fingers. This strategy not only alleviates my stressful symptoms, but allows me to savor summer produce at my pace.

Fresh Produce at the Markets from Late June through Early September

Arugula
Basil
Beans
Beets
Blackberries
Blueberries
Bok choy
Broccoli
Carrots
Chard
Cherries
Chokeberries
Cilantro
Cucumbers
Currants
Dill
Eggplant
Fennel
Frisee
Garlic
Garlic scapes
Green onions
Kale
Lettuce
Marjoram
Melons
Mushrooms
Napa cabbage
Parsley
Peas
Peaches
Peppers
Plums
Potatoes
Radicchio
Radishes
Raspberries
Rosemary
Sage
Scallions
Spinach
Summer squash
Sweet corn
Sweet onions
Strawberries
Tatsoi
Thyme
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Article from Edible Milwaukee at http://ediblemilwaukee.ediblecommunities.com/in-season-summer
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