The summer solstice is finally here, which means we can warmly begin to welcome our favorite summertime fruits and vegetables. Solstice comes from the Latin words sol (meaning Sun), and sistere (meaning standstill) and is a day adored by farmers across the country. This is typically the turning point in the season as farmers shift from a period of lush vegetation growth to the ripening of summer produce.
Kick off your summer with a trip to your local farmer’s market or grocery store and see what your growers have to offer during this time of abundance. We’ve put together a list of California produce that’s currently at the peak of season.
For maximum freshness, flavor, and nutritional value, check out what’s in our Summer Solstice Harvest Basket:
What’s in the Basket
Berries & Cherries
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Zucchini and summer squashes
Let us know which ones you try and how you like them— and be sure to tag us and our local farmers!