It’s hard to believe two weeks from today will mark the beginning of September. It feels like summer is flying by, and — I hate to say it — winding down. Still, there are so many things left to do, and so many foods to enjoy.
I get that the pumpkin-spice crusaders of the world are more than ready for their beloved fall, but I’m just not there yet. I enjoy the colors, cooler evenings and earthy smells of the season just as much as the next person, but a lifetime in Ohio makes you appreciate summer.
Before the leaves begin to change and the Starbucks frenzy begins, let’s take some time to enjoy all the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs that are in season and readily available.
Although availability and harvest times vary from one year to the next, the following list should give you an idea of what to look for at a farmers market near you.
Note: Click the links below for recipe suggestions. Foods with an * won’t be in season much longer so get them while you can!
- Egg Plant
- Endive and Escarole
- Green Beans*
- Leaf Lettuce
- Lima Beans*
- Sweet Corn
- 10 superfoods to add to your diet
- How to buy fresh produce on a budget
- How to eat in season, even in winter
- How to work more fruits and vegetables into your diet
- How to cook vegetables to retain nutrients
- How to freeze garden produce
- How to pair foods to boost nutrition
- Cooking with herbs: How to pair herbs with your food
- Ohio Farm Bureau, What’s In Season
- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Agricultural Calendar
- PickYourOwn.org, Ohio Harvest Calendar
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