Delicious, Healthy Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
Summer is in full swing and across the United States, we are starting to reap what we sewed this past Spring. Are you a gardener? A chef? A baker? A farmers market enthusiast? Whether you enjoy healthy eating or exploring new foodie ideas, this article will show you the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are in season now and throughout the year, Portland-area farmers markets where you can buy your fruits and vegetables, and some delicious recipes to put them in.
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond
This article lists all the seasonal fruits and vegetables in alphabetical order and tells you which month(s) they’re in season. For example, we’re right at the end of apricot season and headed into apple season. Get your peas now before the end of July and start collecting your sweet peppers in August. At the end of the Pacific Northwest list, this article list seasonal fruits and vegetables in other states too. Read here to find those fruits and vegetables in season now:
The Pacific Northwest is home to some famously delicious food, much of it driven by the vast array of fruits and vegetables that are harvested throughout the year in this region. Availability of specific fruits and vegetables is impacted by the circumstances of the growing season, including frost, pests, and overall weather conditions.
We found a fabulous website that provides not only an in-season fruit and vegetable guide, but also a comprehensive recipe catalog:
In Season Fruit and Vegetable Shopping Guide In season produce may taste better + cost less. The list below is a general guide to when veggies and fruits are in season in the Pacific Northwest. Some differences will occur because of varied weather in some areas of the Pacific Northwest or weather changes from year to year.
This recipe is among our favorite and fun ways of preparing zucchini, one of the most prolific vegetables that’s ripe this time of the year:
My favorite way to cook zucchini noodles! See how to make our 20-minute zucchini noodles pasta recipe with garlic, tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese. Low-carb, keto-adaptable, and vegetarian! Jump to the Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe or watch our quick recipe video showing you how we make it.
Visit Hungry Girl for delicious low-cal veggie noodle recipes:
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Carrot Noodles + More Healthy Veggie-Noodle Recipes | Hungry Girl Ready for the dinner duo you never knew you needed? Buffalo-wing-inspired meatballs pair perfectly with carrot noodles in a creamy sauce. Make dinner for two, or save the second serving for some delicious leftovers!
Here’s a fun tool you can use to make those zucchini noodles:
Portland and Vancouver Area Farmers Markets
No matter where you live, there’s bound to be a good farmers market every weekend. Here in the Portland, Oregon area, home of Last Third Best Third’s International Headquarters, we have wonderful guides to steer us. Here is a list of Portland and Vancouver farmers markets:
Often when we write our blog posts about Portland, they are derived out of our own experiences and this one is no different. The other day we were trying to find a comprehensive list of all of the Portland Metro area Farmers Markets and Saturday Markets, and we were shocked at how difficult it was.
From Beaverton to Woodstock, find all the Oregon farmers markets in this blog post:
We are thrilled to announce that our 2019 Guide to Oregon Farmers Markets brochure is available! This brochure can be found at every Welcome Center in Oregon and at key farmers markets in Portland and Eugene. OFMA creates this brochure at no additional cost for our amazing member markets and dedicated farmers market customers across the state.
This same informative website announces that National Farmers Market Week is coming up on August 4th; 2019 Oregon’s farmers market awards winners; and more:
Oregon is joining other states across the U.S. in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 4-10. In coordination with the national Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), the Oregon Farmers Markets Association is organizing a variety of activities to commemorate the occasion. &
Be sure to support your local farmers and get the best, freshest vegetables available anywhere by visiting a local farmers market near you!
Do you have any special recipes or farmers markets you’d like to share with us? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Summer from Last Third Best Third.
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