What's in Season in August?

By Julie Wuellner
Updated on 29. Jul. 2020

August is one of the best months for seasonal fruits and vegetables. From delicious stone fruit to aromatic herbs, sweet berries, colorful bell peppers, and nutritious avocado, when it comes to seasonal produce there's truly something for everyone in August. EAT SMARTER has the full list of fruits, veggies & herbs for you.

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What's in Season in August?

What’s in season in August? To help you keep track of all the wonderful options, we’ll show you everything that’s in season in August here in the US. Since seasonality varies slightly from state to state, we did our best to list the fruits, veggies & herbs that are in season in most states during this time. You'll also find links to all of our favorite recipes that you can make with each of the ingredients. 

If you’d like to learn more about the various fruits and vegetables, you can simply follow the links below to our ingredient articles where we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of health benefits, nutritional info, history, and uses for each ingredient. We’ve also put together infographics to highlight each ingredient’s benefits and drawbacks. 

 

Greens

 

Mache Lettuce: Mache lettuce aka. lamb's lettuce is one of the most popular in the US for good reasons. Not only is it incredibly versatile and delicious, but it’s also packed with powerful nutrients that can help support skin, eye health, and even blood formation. It has a strong, peppery flavor that goes well in salads, especially when paired with a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. → all about mache lettuce.

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Chard: Chard used to be tremendously popular until other greens like spinach largely replaced the vegetable. Fortunately, in recent years chard has made a comeback in popularity due to its incredible health benefits. Chard is a great source of vitamin C, contains plenty of calcium to support healthy bones, and has more protein than most other vegetables. You can try steaming chard as a side dish for meat or fish, or you can eat it fresh as you would spinach. → all about chard.

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Cress: Tasty and versatile, garden cress is a favorite for many. While it might be small (aka a micro-green) it packs quite a nutritional punch. It’s a great source of vitamins, is heart-healthy, supports a healthy thyroid, and is even said to be especially good for breastfeeding mothers. Try sprinkling it over sandwiches, salads, soups, or scrambled eggs. → all about cress.

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