Eating with the seasons is something we humans have done for thousands of years. Only now, does it seem like a luxury.
With so many types of fruits and vegetables available year-round from around the globe, it can actually be a challenge to remember which are in season locally, at the moment, and which are not.
So, if you have someone to do it for you, you’re living the high-life… or so they say. Why not bring that opulence to your table?
Summer is the perfect time to indulge in fresh food. It’s abundant and often not too far from your front door, and berries can be a great way to learn what blossoms when. Here are some top picks for unforgettably fresh summer food:
Depending on where you live, these are typically in season May through June. Lush and delish, these are great on ice cream, in smoothies, cut up on their own, as well as mashed into jams.
These can bloom all summer long, but can be best picked in July and August. Toss them in salads, make vinaigrettes and eat them solo. Yum!
Like blueberries, these guys can be in season throughout the summer, but different varieties may bloom at different times.
One of the last berries of the season, raspberries can be in season from July all the way through to October. Be sure to look for containers at the store that have fresh berries inside, as these ripen quickly, and can also spoil in a flash.
Photo credits: pixelheadphoto digitalskille/Shutterstock.com