What's in Season - Summer
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