June is the definitive start of the summer season, which means school is out, days are full of sunshine, and markets are full of fresh produce! Summer fruits and vegetables are popular for being fresh, full of flavor, and perfect for cooling down on hot summer days. Check out everything this month offers in this seasonal produce guide showcasing what is in season in June!
Summer means it's time to play outdoors; thankfully, the fruits and vegetables available in June encourage this! Pineapple, mango, and watermelon are all perfect fruits for a picnic, and they also do so well when grilled at a barbecue!
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Seasonal Foods Infographic for June
Here's a handy infographic to showcase some of the freshest seasonal produce available in the summer month of June. Save this image for all your grocery trips this month, or pin it for later!
Comprehensive List of June Produce
Here are two comprehensive lists of fruits and veggies that are in season during the month of June! If you're more of a visual person, wanting to pin for later, you can save the pin listing summer produce available in June!
What fruits are in season in June:
- Dragon Fruit
- Passion Fruit
What vegetables are in season in June:
- Chili Peppers
- Green Beans
- Green Onions
- Mustard Greens
- Summer Squash
June Seasonal Produce Spotlight & Recipes
Here’s a focused list of what fruits and vegetables are in season in June and some links to recipes for inspiration! Want more inspiration? Let me know in the comments below, and I'll help!
Watermelon is probably the quintessential fruit of summer! Whether you're eating slices of it, or making beverages, it's the perfect melon for cooling off on a hot summer day.
Watermelon is great for fruit salads, and salads with lettuce, and even tastes great when grilled. Of course, you can also just enjoy a simple slice of fresh watermelon on a hot June day! If you've never had watermelon juice, you're due for a special treat!
Summer is also a time for squash like zucchini, crookneck, and pattypan. Oftentimes, they are collectively referred to as "summer squash"
I cannot tell you how many years I've tried growing zucchini in my backyard garden. Okay, it's at least five. Each season, the cabbage loopers get my squash vines before they even get the chance to fruit. Thankfully, during the summer, squash like zucchini and crookneck squash are so plentiful that it's cheaper to just buy them than grow them. My all-time favorite way to enjoy these summer squash is slicing them and grilling them-- you can even do this indoors if you have a grill pan!
Summer berries are in full bloom-- you might notice by the sales in your local grocery stores and markets!
Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are in season in June. You may also find blackberries and boysenberries near you! All of these berries are perfect for making things like beverages and baked goods, for anytime from breakfast to dessert! Check out the recipes for simple syrups like this strawberry simple syrup and blueberry simple syrup, for some berry inspiring beverages!
Corn is a key crop in summer, and if you're already hearing the social media sensation "I like corn" in your head, you're not alone.
You probably heard all about the "Corn Kid" on Tik Tok last year, and there's a reason for his love of corn. It's crunchy, slightly sweet, and it's got the juice! Corn is a summertime staple, so you're likely to see this June vegetable on sale throughout the summer. For a simple side dish, throw some corn cobs on the grill and cook them until they're lightly charred!
Peppers start to ripen in summer time, which is why they show up in so many grilled dishes like kabobs!
Peppers don't have to be hot, either! Some of the most popular peppers, like bell peppers, are more sweet than hot. And depending on when the pepper has been picked, the heat factor changes. Peppers can be smokey, sweet, and savory. And they're not just for hot sauce. They can be roasted and pureéd and made into a pasta sauce or stuffed with taco fixings for a healthier spin on taco night!
💬 Let me know in the comments what June produce you're looking forward to!
I may be biased with June being my birthday month, but I think it has some of the best seasonal produce out of the whole year. Berries are ripe, and summer veggies are perfect for grilling! I've even been known to throw fruits on the grill this time of year! 😛