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Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

In Season: Summer

Take advantage of summer's abundance with these guides to seasonal foods.

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Healthy Summer Produce

Summer Produce Guide

O summer... Celebrate with us the sweet joys of fruits and the luscious crunch of vegetables.

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A Berry Glossary

Our Favorite Berry Varieties

The juice, the seedy bits, the heady perfume, and the indigo stains: Bring on all the sweet and tart stuff that summer berries give!

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Raspberries

Guide to Raspberries

Sweet-tart raspberries are a delicate summer fruit that’s worth the wait.

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Tomatoes

Guide to Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the poster child for the pick-fresh movement and are the epitome of summer. Growing your own opens the door to hundreds of varieties and unrivaled flavor.

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Better with Blackberries

Blackberry Recipes

Elevate your summer desserts and dishes beyond the normal favorites with these tasty blackberry recipes.

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Tomato Stack Salad with Corn and Avocado

Fresh Tomato Recipes

Sweet and juicy tomatoes are the star here. We have a collection of recipes that features this summer's showstopper.

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Bowl of tomatoes

Heirloom Tomato Roundup

A visual guide to 12 of our favorite varieties, with recipes to showcase each.

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Corn Chowchow

Cooking with Corn

Enjoy our best recipes for all that sweet, crunchy, peak-season corn.

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Potatoes

Guide to Potatoes

From dense, waxy varieties to fluffy, starchy versions—potatoes in all their forms are a crowd-pleaser that can be adapted to almost any cooking method.

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Cooking with Okra

Okra Recipes

Enjoy the terrific texture of one of summer's tastiest stars in our favorite okra recipes.

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Cooking with Cabbage

Cabbage Recipes

This versatile veggie is an early-summer treat in our favorite cabbage recipes.

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Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Recipes

Enjoy the sweet and tart flavors of spring with our fresh and delicious raspberry recipes.

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Versatile Green Beans

Green Bean Recipes

Not just a Thanksgiving side dish, enjoy green bean recipes that will compliment your meals year-round.

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Healthy Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches Recipes

Favorite Peach Recipes

From cobblers to soup, fresh peaches are a delight in our favorite recipes.

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Figs

Guide to Figs

Fresh figs have it all—stunning, sticky flesh rife with seeds and heavy with syrupy, sweet juice. This sublime fruit needs little embellishment.

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Peppers

Guide to Peppers

Peppers offer a range of flavor—from delightfully sweet to fiery heat.

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Cherry-Peach Sangria

Fantastic Cherry Recipes

Don't miss out on these summertime beauties. Salad, sangria, or sorbet—you're going to love what we're cooking.

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How some watermelons got seedless

All About Melons

From how to choose the best, to using melons in summer-fresh recipes

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Plums

Guide to Plums

With their puckery-sweet flesh and tart skin, plums offer magical flavor.

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Blackberries

Guide to Blackberries

Fat, juicy blackberries are highly sought in summer. Tart and sweet, they belong in your basket.

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Garlic

Guide to Garlic

Garlic rewards beginner gardeners with an abundant crop. Flavor varies widely by variety.

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Blueberry Thrill

Blueberry Recipes

These bite-sized morsels deserve to be centerstage during summer months. We'll show you how to put them on display in delicious ways.

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Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Blueberry Desserts

Make dessert even sweeter with these scrumptious blueberry recipes.

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Cabbage

Guide to Cabbage

This versatile veggie adds color, crunch, and a pungent flavor to dishes when raw, which softens, mellows, and sweetens when cooked.

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Melons

Guide to Melons

Refreshing watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon sweeten any dish.

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Peaches

Guide to Peaches

The intoxicating sweet fragrance of fresh peaches is your first introduction to the succulent flesh that awaits beneath the fuzzy skin.

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Okra

Guide to Okra

Many folks shy away from okra because they expect a viscous texture. But when handled right, okra is crunchy, crisp, and far from slimy.

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Cauliflower

Guide to Cauliflower

Fresh, raw cauliflower has a lovely crisp texture and mild, neutral character. It sparkles when roasted, yielding a creamy texture and a nutty taste.

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Neglected Plum No More

Cooking With Plums

With a hint of sweet and bit of bite, this multihued fruit adds vibrancy to any dish.

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Basil Parmesan Dip with Pita Chips

Use Your Basil Bounty

The season's most versatile herb enlivens dishes from classic (pesto) to contemporary (sorbet?!). Use it with abandon.

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Cucumber

Guide to Cucumbers

Fresh cucumber imparts a refreshingly crisp coolness to any dish.

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The Best of Summer: Apricots

In Season: Apricots

Get the dish on this season's showstopper.

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Plum Varieties

Plum Types

From tart to tropical, you’re bound to find a plum variety that will pique your taste buds.

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Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

Fantastic Fig Recipes

Fresh or dried, figs lend a sublime sweetness to all sorts of dishes, from easy apps to healthful desserts to interesting entrées.

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Anaheim Chile Peppers

Choice Ingredient: Anaheim Chile Peppers

Combining sweet pepper flavor with a little bit of heat, these chiles are great for all sorts of recipes.

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Eggplant

Guide to Eggplant

This glossy, plump vegetable with its firm, meaty flesh is the perfect base for a host of dishes—pastas, burgers, seafood dishes, and meatless favorites.

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Cherries

Guide to Cherries

Sweet or tart, fresh cherries are firm but surprisingly syrupy and juicy.

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Healthy Onion Recipes

Cooking with Onions

Onions add a welcome kick to any dish and perfect to use in classic, comfort-food recipes.

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Avocados: Green, Gold, and Glorious

Avocados: Green, Gold, and Glorious

Delicate and velvety, the avocado needs little coaxing to shine in these recipes.

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Blueberries

Guide to Blueberries

The subtle sweetness of these deep-blue berries takes center stage when eaten by the fistful but also marries beautifully with other flavors.

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Summer Squash

Guide to Summer Squash

These colorful squash are easy to grow, with the promise of a bumper crop.

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Corn

Guide to Corn

The first ear of corn heralds the arrival of summer. Enjoy its glorious sweetness and crisp, juicy texture for as long as the season lasts.

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Onions

Guide to Onions

Onions are the workhorses of the kitchen, each with its own flavor profile—from sweet to pungent—to suit your culinary needs.

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Napa Cabbage

Choice Ingredient: Napa Cabbage

Raw, cooked, or pickled, this versatile veggie is an early-summer treat.

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Roasted Eggplants with Herbs

Eggplant Recipes

This shiny, purple veggie is the perfect base for meatless dishes or a welcomed addition to burgers, seafood dishes, and pastas.

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Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives

Cauliflower Recipes

Crunchy, white, and packed with vitamin C, we love cauliflower for its potential cancer-fighting properties and–of course–its taste. Try it roasted or raw. Here’s a few recipes to start you off.

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Sesame-Miso Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Recipes

Reach beyond just incorporating this veggie into summer salads with our unique cucumber recipes.

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Bell Peppers

In Season: Bell Peppers

Enjoy creative ways to serve these sweet gifts from the late-summer garden.

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The Power of Peppers

Cooking with Peppers

Allow peppers to assert themselves in a variety of easy-to-make, scrumptous dishes.

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Great Garlic Recipes

Cooking with Garlic

Enjoy our collection of garlic recipes that will showcase the variety and levels of flavor that this summer produce has to offer.

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Watermelons

In Season: Watermelon

Make room in the fridge for these fruits that offer a slice of summer.

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