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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

Grilled Carrots with Herby Coconut Yogurt and Spicy Beet Vinaigrette

Gregory Gourdet, Everyone’s Table

Charred Red Cabbage with Spiced Tomato Relish

Gregory Gourdet, BLACK FOOD (edited by Bryant Terry)

Celebration Red Salad

Linda Shiue, MD, Spicebox Kitchen

Sweet Focaccia with Fruit

Kate Leahy, Wine Style

Mexican-Inspired Galette

Raquel Goldman, Norte 54

Articles Tagged with Summer

July 02, 2021

Farmers Market Grilling Guide

Yes, we’re open this July 4! This grilling season, keep it fresh, simple, and sustainable by supporting local farmers and ranchers.

June 11, 2021

Taste the Sunshine: A Farmers Market Guide to Stone Fruit

While Karl the Fog envelops the Bay Area, cherries, peaches, and other stone fruit brings a ray of sweet sunshine to the farmers market.

February 05, 2021

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.

October 08, 2020

VIDEO: What Do You Do with Shelling Beans? with Brandon Jew & Lonely Mountain Farm

Chef Brandon Jew of Mister Jiu’s shares what to do with fresh shelling beans from Lonely Mountain Farm.

September 18, 2020

VIDEO: What Do You Do with Pluots? with Kim Alter & K&J Orchards

What is a pluot, and what do you do with it? Chef Kim Alter of Nightbird Restaurant visits K&J Orchards to learn more and share recipe tips.

About CUESA

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