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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

Make 'er Mine: Summer Punch with Lemonade

Mitchell Prencavage, The Saratoga

Mixiote de Carne: Beef Cooked in Leaves

Alma Rodriguez, Mixiote SF

Roasted Summer Squash with Greek Yogurt and Red Harissa

Michael Whiteman, Bluestem Brasserie

Summer Blueberry and Stone Fruit Crostini

Amanda Cihlar, Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm

Tokyo Turnips with Turnip Top Salsa Verde

Michaela Rahorst, Del Popolo

Articles Tagged with Summer

July 18, 2019

From Brandywine to Green Zebra: A Farmers Market Guide to Tomatoes

Which tomatoes do you pick and what do you do with them? We compiled some tips to help you navigate this juicy dilemma and make the most of peak tomato season.

June 21, 2019

Zucchini and Beyond: A Farmers Market Guide to Summer Squash

As we enter summer squash season, we’ve collected some common types you’ll cross paths with at the farmers market, along with some flavorful and creative ways to prepare them.

June 13, 2019

Tacolicious Announces 10th Anniversary of Guest Chef Series at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

July 11 through August 29, the Bay Area’s best chefs will be serving up their creative and delicious takes on the taco at the Tacolicious stand.

May 31, 2019

Kashiwase Farms Ripens Stone Fruit to Perfection

Kashiwase Farms brings stone fruit and almonds for more than 20 years to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market every Saturday throughout the summer and early fall season.

February 09, 2018

Crumble & Whisk Offers Love and Community, in Cheesecake Form

Love can come in all forms, and for Charles Farriér, owner of Crumble & Whisk, love means cheesecake.

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 »