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Enjoy Summers Bounty Fresh from The Garden



By Dawn Bluemel Oldfield

Things just taste better when they are fresh from the garden.  There is absolutely nothing that compares with the taste of a home-grown tomato. What’s not to savor about that sweet-tart flavor as the juices drip down your chin?  Combine with fresh-picked peppers for a salsa that sings summertime!

Enjoy the season’s freshest ingredients with a trip to a farmer’s market.  Not only will you connect with the community, you’ll enjoy purchasing nutritious, delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables. No time to visit a farmer’s market?  Check out your favorite market instead.  Many grocery stores are designating areas in the produce department to stock organic and Texas grown products.

Arm yourself with all that’s fresh and local!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect to be in abundance this summer.

➢  Berries

➢  Tomatoes

➢  Peaches

➢  Cantaloupe

➢  Watermelon

➢  Summer Squash

➢  Zucchini

➢  Cucumbers

➢  Peppers

➢  Okra

➢  Sweet Corn

➢  Green Beans

➢ Eggplant

➢  Culinary Herbs

Find some flavorful new recipes and kick off summer by eating seasonally and locally.  Happy summer!

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