What's in Season in July
Cherries, bell peppers, eggplants, zucchini - in the heat of summer July gifts us with plenty of delicious seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs to savor. Depending on where in the US you live, you can find everything from beloved stone fruits to sweet berries and refreshing greens in season. Keep reading for EAT SMARTER’s full list of seasonal produce in July.
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What’s in season in July? To help you keep track of all the delicious options, we’ll show you everything that’s in season in May 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. We are also linked to lots of great recipes that you can make with each of the vegetables.
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.
Chard: Chard was an important part of the diet until the end of the 18th century when other greens like spinach largely replaced the vegetable, however, this leafy green still deserves a spot at our table today. Chard helps strengthen the immune system, makes our bones stronger, and supports eye and skin health. → all about chard.
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.
Mache Lettuce: Mache Lettuce is one of the most popular types of lettuce 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.
Watercress: Watercress might have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but this delicious, healthful lettuce is worth a second look. Watercress helps support skin and eye health, soothes colds, is rich in VItamin C, and has a detoxifying effect. It tastes pleasantly hot and piquant, like a radish. → all about watercress.