Spring produce is not only healthy, but also inexpensive. As in-season vegetables and fruits are more plentiful, grocery stores stock these items in bulk, selling them at lower prices.

Because out-of-season fruits and vegetables must be packed and shipped a longer distance to arrive at your supermarket, they are often picked before ripeness. In fact, supermarkets usually add gloss to out-of-season produce to make it look riper and more appealing. Nutritional value, in fact, decreases for food each and every day past harvest. Produce is therefore at its peak health benefit when it is both fresh and ripe.

Use seasonal food shopping as a fun way to teach your children about nutrition, especially if you bring them along to farmer's markets where sellers are often happy to discuss how they grow their produce.

What's in Season During June?

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Green beans
  • Guavas
  • Kiwi
  • Lettuce
  • Peaches
  • Peas
  • Nectarines
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatillos
  • Watermelon
  • Yellow Squash