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As the vibrant colors of summer take over, it’s time to celebrate the abundance of fresh produce coming out of the ground this season. Eating seasonally is not only a delightful culinary adventure but also a fantastic way to support local farmers and savor all the best flavors nature has to offer. Join us as we explore the bountiful offerings of our local gardens and share some mouthwatering recipes that capture the essence of this sunny season.

What's coming out of the ground this season

  • Basil
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Green Beans
  • Mint
  • Peppers
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini


Different herbs

Try eating seasonally with these tasty suggestions

Zucchini and Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil
Grilled Eggplant and Pepper Salad with Mint Dressing
Summer Squash Carpaccio
Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Glaze
Strawberry and Raspberry Parfait with Homemade Granola
Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Reduction
Cherry and Blueberry Compote with Mint

Stuffed Eggplants with couscous
Stuffed Eggplants with couscous
Summer squash carpaccio on a black plate with feta

Summer Squash Carpaccio


Serves 2

  • 1 ea Zucchini, Sliced Lengthwise, 1/8” Thick
  • 1 ea Squash, Gold Bar, , Sliced Lengthwise, 1/8” Thick
  • 2 ea Apricots, Cut into 8ths, Torched, Lightly Pickled with White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 c Olives, Castelvetrano, Pitted, Sliced
  • 1 c Cheese, Ricotta Salata, Diced or Grated Coarsely
  • ¼ sheet Lavash, Dusted with Black Pepper
  • 2 T Honey, Spiced with Cayenne to Taste
  • Olive Oil – Peppery Finishing Oil Preferred
  • Flakey Sea Salt


  1. Dress the zucchini and squash lightly with salt, olive oil and some of the pickling liquid. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes and strain out excess liquid
  2. Arrange the mixed squash on a plate and garnish with charred apricot wedges, olives, cheese and lavash.
  3. Drizzle spiced honey over the top and finish with olive oil and flake salt.

By embracing seasonal eating, you’ll not only indulge in the freshest flavors, but also support sustainable practices and promote a healthier lifestyle. So, head to your local farmers’ market or pick-your-own farm and embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the deliciousness of Summer.