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Summer

June 22–September 21

Summer includes the explosion of over 75 different varieties of plums, peaches, and nectarines from our farmers, the sad end to the all-too-brief blueberry season, and the continuation of strawberry harvests into autumn. Other delectable summer fruit such as figs and melons begin in July, while autumn begins to creep into the season with apple, pear, and quince harvests beginning in August and September. Grapes will begin to replace the stone fruit harvest towards the end of summer as well.

All the herbs your heart desires will be available, running the gamut from anise hyssop, cilantro, sage, sorrel, chives, parsley, mint, lavender, and basil, to lemongrass and lemon verbena.

Just a few of the summer specialty vegetables entering the market include a variety of summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, green beans, and other members of the Nightshade family (potatoes, eggplant, and tomatillos). Corn begins in early June and will be available through September, while the barrage of Early Girl, Roma, and heirloom tomatoes quickly becomes delightfully inescapable early on in the season. 

Need meat for a barbeque? Available at the market are ground lamb and beef, tri-tip, London broil, and ribs.

Summer Recipes

Chopped Chicken Liver

Evan Bloom, Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Yerba Buena Salad

Val Cantu, Californios

Carrot Top Pesto

Gloria Polo, East Bay Community Recovery Project

Sweet Corn Custard and Pluot Pie

Ranyee Chiang, Pie Contest Winner

Avocado Toast

Suzanne Drexhage, Bartavelle

Articles Tagged with Summer

February 24, 2017

California Avocados: Worth the Wait

Avocados are back! Farmer Will Brokaw shares the avocado’s journey from “alligator pear” to national superfood.

August 05, 2016

A Midsummer Cocktail Dream

Bartenders share some of the summery cocktail creations from CUESA’s Picnic on the Plaza.

July 01, 2016

20+ Summer Farm Getaways for Ag-Hungry City Folks

Need a delicious excuse to get out of the city? We’ve collected a few farm experiences help you fill your weekends this summer and fall.

June 29, 2016

Fire Up the Farmers Market Grill

This Fourth of July, declare your independence from factory farms by supporting local farmers and ranchers.

June 17, 2016

Summer Celebration Success

Thank you for joining us in support of local farmers and food education at our most successful summer fundraiser yet.

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About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »