Summer Peak Produce Picks

On May 21, 2019 by Kim

Summer Peak Produce

Welcome to our second installment of Peak Produce Picks! Farmer’s Markets, CSA’s and co-ops will be full swing if they aren’t already. In my area I’m already seeing roadside stands popping up all over town with the local best. Summer has some of the most popular offerings produce wise, so this list is rather long. But keep in mind that all of these recipes are freezable. Freezing in season produce is one of the best ways to preserve the fresh taste and bountiful nutrition for another day. Beat the “winter tomato blues” (you know those colorless, tasteless, sponges that languish on the grocery shelf) by freezing a big batch of fresh from the garden tomato soup. Flash freeze berries and stone fruits for baking when the temperatures drop again. But of course, live up the long days of summer by sampling some of these tasty treats right now. Smoothies, popsicles, summer salads, and veggies grilled to perfection – all these and more are on our list to enjoy this season.

Make the most of summer peak produce with this list of seasonal, freezable recipes!

Summer Peak Produce - Berries


Berries – Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries


Green Beans

Summer Peak Produce - Tomatoes



In recipes calling for canned tomatoes, substitute fresh tomatoes while you can!


Summer Squash and Zucchini


In recipes calling for canned or frozen corn, substitute fresh corn while you can! Leftover corn on the cob works well for most of these too.


Bell Peppers



Summer Peak Produce - Watermelon


Odds and Ends (Watermelon, Peaches, Eggplant, Okra)

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