Summer Seasonality Chart
One of my favorite benefits from eating seasonally is the connection with the cycles of the Earth. It’s a way to stay connected to the flow of nature. It teaches us to respect and thoroughly enjoy what is available at specific times of the year. I know that I won’t be eating watermelon in 2 months, so I’d better get my fill of it now. And in 2 months, I’ll be ready for something new.
When I think of summer I think of tomatoes, watermelon and sweet corn straight off the cob. School may be knocking at the door, but the bounty of the summer harvest will continue for months. Take a look at this seasonality chart to help familiarize yourself with what is in season during the late summer. You can be sure to find a few additional surprises at your local Market, but this will give you an idea of what to expect locally during this bountiful season.
Summer is often times people’s favorite time of the year for produce. There is something very nostalgic about summer produce. 4th of July watermelon and corn, kitchen counters full of vine ripe tomatoes and baskets of cucumbers and peppers. In fact, the bounty can even be a little overwhelming at times with a mad rush to consume everything before it goes south. All part of the joys of summer. What are some of your seasonal summer memories?