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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.

Articles Tagged with Summer

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.

June 03, 2016

Allium Aficionado or Cucurbit Queen? Find Your Plant Family at CUESA's Summer Celebration

What summer fruit or vegetables do you most look forward to? Chefs pay homage to their favorites at CUESA's Summer Celebration.

June 01, 2016

Guest Chef Tacos Are Back at Tacolious's Ferry Plaza Stand

Starting June 23, taste some of the most creative tacos around, made by the city’s hottest chefs at our Thursday market.

September 25, 2015

Canned Heat: Preserving Summer’s Spice with Tierra Vegetables

Fall has officially begun, but things are just starting to heat up at Tierra Vegetables.

August 07, 2015

Shell Yeah: Fresh Beans Bring Full Flavor

Fresh shelling bean season has arrived! Get the lowdown from Iacopi Farms.

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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 »