July Produce

Basil

Available:

May through November

Health Benefits:

Contains many essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are required for optimum health.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Basil Shrimp
Garlic & Basil Pesto

Beans (G, Y)

Available:

July, August

Health Benefits:

Low in fat, while still providing great potassium, iron and fiber.

Our Favorite Recipes:

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Southern Green Beans

Blueberries

Available:

July, August, September

Health Benefits:

One of the highest anti-oxidant value fruits and provides fiber to your diet along with lowering blood sugar levels.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Blueberry Buckle
Blueberry Turnovers

Cabbage

Available:

July through November

Health Benefits:

Fresh source of natural anti-oxidants, which can help the body fight off disease.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Creamed Cabbage
Barbecued Cabbage

Cauliflower

Available:

July, September, October

Health Benefits:

Helps to build your immune system for fighting off bacteria.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Herb Roasted Vegetables
Cauliflower Popcorn

Cucumbers

Available:

July, August

Health Benefits:

Great source of potassium, which will reduce your blood pressure and counter the effects of sodium.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Cucumber Cooler
Cucumber Dip

Garlic

Available:

July, August, September

Health Benefits:

Helps decrease blood vessel stuffness, which means an overall reduction of blood pressure as well.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Simple Garlic & Basil Pesto
Herb Roasted Vegetables with Garlic Crutons

Giant Kohlrabi

Available:

July, August, October

Health Benefits:

Rich in Vitamin B and helps with metabolism in your system.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Kohlrabi Slaw
Kohlrabi Bread

Kale

Available:

July through November

Health Benefits:

Rich source of minerals like copper, calcium and iron – all of which help to form red blood cells.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Kale Slaw
Mediterranean Kale

Nectarines

Available:

July, August

Health Benefits:

Rich in many anti-oxidants and vitamins that are good for overal health.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Nectarine Pie
Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Onions

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

The compound here helps to reduce blood pressure and risk of coronary artery disease.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Caramelized Onions
Blooming Onion

Peaches

Available:

July, August, September

Health Benefits:

Rich in vitamins A and C and are incredibly good for your skin’s health.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Baked Peaches
Peach Sauce

Pickles

Available:

July, August, September

Health Benefits:

Rich source of minerals and fibers that assist in digestion.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Refrigerator Pickles
Fried Pickles

Plums

Available:

July, August, September

Health Benefits:

Rich in Vitamin A which promotes good eye sight and protects against lung cancer.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Plum Buckle
Plum Pie

Radishes

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

Very filling, while not having a high calorie count and greatly assists with digestion.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Sauteed Radishes
Simple Cucumber and Radish Salad

Raspberries

Available:

July, September, October

Health Benefits:

The anti-oxidant combination present here plays a role against cancer, inflammation and neuro-degenerative diseases.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Raspberry Sauce
Raspberry Ribbons

Sugar Snap Peas

Available:

July, August

Health Benefits:

Great source of fiber and assists with weight loss.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Sugar Snap Peas with Mint
Chilled Sugar Snap Pea Soup

Summer Squash

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

Richly filled with copper and manganese, this is arguably one of the best foods you can eat for your personal health.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Summer Squash Puffs
Summer Squash Chicken Alfredo

Zucchini

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

High level of anti-oxidants which assist in weight reduction and cholesterol control issues.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Zucchini Pickles
Blueberry Zucchini Bread