On Tuesday, I shared the CDC’s top fruit and vegetable picks for the month. These produce choices are selected based on easy availability; the list no way implies they are the only fruit and veggie picks that should find their way to your plate.

At my neighborhood farmers’ market, vendors’ organic and locally grown offerings are incredibly beautiful, fresh and colorful. In the summer, I stock up on many seasonal fruits and vegetables that didn’t make the CDC’s list: Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, leeks, peas, blackberries, apricots, watermelons and cherries, to name some favorites. Also available are gorgeous flowers, delicious almonds and hazelnuts, freshly popped kettle corn and artisan breads.

If you haven’t visited your local farmers’ market for some time, you’re really missing out on an opportunity to see just-picked produce that’s much tastier than supermarket fare. Take advantage of the summer’s bounty. You’ll thank me!

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