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Eating in Season: July

Be sure to read The Free Lance-Star’s story about how this year’s extraordinary weather patterns have affected local farmers. For the local eater, this means that many summer delicacies, such as berries, tomatoes, corn and other favorites, are lagging a few weeks behind this year. That makes it extra important to get out to your favorite farmers’ market or farm stand to support the families who grow our food.

What’s in season this month in Fredericksburg?

July is peak summer. Look for blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Sweet corn should be abundant, as well as local tomatoes. Cantaloupes, watermelons and other melons also make an appearance. Cucumbers, green beans, peppers, onions, cabbage, okra, lima beans, squash and zucchini can round out your menu. Peaches and nectarines will start to come in season later this month. You might even see some local apples.

What to cook in July

Here are a few recipes to help you get the most out of June’s local produce.

The Fredericksburg Food Co-op’s mission is to open a full-service, member-owned grocery store that will focus on locally grown and locally sourced products. We will offer a great selection of organic and natural foods and household products.

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Published June 27, 2018