Tis the Season for Fresh Produce: Find Out What’s in Season Now

Fruits and vegetables are jam packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.  They also provide a lot of volume for the calories, so they can be very filling and aid in weight management.  For these reasons among others, they are truly some of the healthiest foods around. 

The bad news is that most Americans don’t the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  The good news is that this is the perfect time of year to increase your intakes of these power foods because there are more fruits and vegetables “in season” during the summer than any other time of year.  Not only does this make them tastier, but it also makes them more affordable.  The following is a list of some of the more common fruits and vegetables in season this summer:


Apricots Grapefruit Peaches
Blackberries Grapes Plums
Blueberries Honeydew Melons Raspberries
Cantaloupe Limes Strawberries
Cherries Nectarines Watermelon
Figs Passion Fruit


Beets Green Beans Sweet Corn
Bell Peppers Green Peas Summer Squash
Butter Lettuce Jalapeno Peppers Tomatoes
Cucumbers Lima Beans Zucchini
Eggplant Okra