Eating Seasonally: Summer


Eating seasonally in summer means colorful salads, berries and fruits bringing more color into our diets, more fresh vegetables and leafy greens.

Person buying seasonal summer fruit at a farmers market
Summer seasonal fruits

How to eat seasonally in summer

In what has felt like a very long year so far, summer is finally here! This means many things – including light evenings, eating outside, fresh fruits and vegetables a plenty!!

Summer eating is often based around fresh ingredients, salads, grilled vegetables and fresh fruits.

Eating seasonally is not as hard as it sounds – it is probably something that you do naturally. Like swapping out your morning oatmeal for yogurt with seasonal fruits.

It is time to dust off the outdoor grill and get ready for lighter nights and outdoor living!

Summer produce

To find out what is in season in your local area, head to your nearest farmers market. That is where you will find the freshest seasonal vegetables. You could also ask the produce department at your local grocery store.

Summer vegetables

Here are some seasonal vegetables to look out for in summer:

  • Asparagus
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Capsicum
  • Chilies
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Green beans
  • Pea shoots
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Runner beans
  • Spinach
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Summer fruits

Here are some seasonal fruits that will be available in summer:

  • Strawberries
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries