Seasonal Foods and Recipes for August

Why eat in season? 

There are many reasons to eat foods that are in season! 

  1. They taste better! Just imagine: this is the food’s season! It loves this weather and will produce the best fruit or vegetable during this time because these are the conditions that this plant thrives in.
  2.  Less unnatural additives. Since these plants are in season, they are able to fully ripen without unnatural assistance. Thus, less unnatural additives to your produce. 
  3. Cheaper. Since the produce is flourishing during this time, there tends to be an abundance. Thus, with the higher supply, the price will normally lower. 

Produce in season for August: 

Fruits: 

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

Vegetables: 

  • Peas
  • Sweet onions
  • Green beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer squash
  • Corn
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Hot peppers

Late summer recipes:  Here are some online recipes that make use of the beautiful August produce!

Greek Quinoa Bowls: https://peasandcrayons.com/2016/01/greek-quinoa-bowls-recipe.html#wprm-recipe-container-16727 

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/caramelized-onion-fig-goat-cheese-pizza-arugula-video/ 

Corn Tacos: https://rainbowplantlife.com/3-incredible-vegan-taco-recipes/

Peaches and Cream Puff Pastry Tart: https://rainbowplantlife.com/peaches-and-cream-puff-pastry-tart/

Source: https://askthefoodgeek.com/in-season/august/

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