“There are still plenty of yummy veggies you can get planted now (in mid to late June) and get a nice harvest before the summer ends. Most fruiting plants like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants should already be in the ground. Many vegetables though will grow and produce even more quickly from seed planted in early summer when the soil is well warmed up and teeming with life.”
“Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
“What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn’t it? We can’t let the sun outshine us! We have to beam, too!”
Get choosing, cooking and storing tips from the produce that is getting out of season here
“If ever there were a time of year when it just feels right to eat well, June is it. The air is sweet and warm and there are oodles of healthy options in the grocery store (or, if you’re lucky, the local farm stand) that can help keep you energized through the long summer days.
Strawberries are summer’s stand-out sensation, but it’s just not tennis without the rest of the seasonal berries. Broad beans, tomatoes and fresh peas are also unmissable in June.”
When produce is in season locally, the relative abundance of the crop usually makes it less expensive. Fresh, locally harvested foods have their full, whole flavours intact, which they release to us when we eat them.