Height-of-the Season Harvest

Ripe tomatoes and corn! Eating fresh is habit forming.

The very best corn, cucumbers, eggplant and tomatoes of the year are at the farm market this week. Here’s a list of just some of the crops you will find at your growers’ stands as the month comes to a close:

First-of-season: Asian pears, chilies, gobos, table grapes, winter vegetable starts.

Peak-of-season: Apples, apple cider, apple cider vinegars, apricots, arugula, avocados, Bartlett pears, basil, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbages, cantaloupes, carrots, chard, chipotles, cilantro, corn, pickling and salad cucumbers, dried fruit, eggplants, figs, garlic, green beans, herb starts, honey, leaf lettuce, leeks, lemon cucumbers, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, new potatoes, nopalitos, olive oil, olives, onions, yellow and white peaches, plums, radishes, raisins, raspberries, Romano beans, salad mix, scallions, spinach, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, tomatillos, watermelons, zucchini, and fresh herbs including chives, dill, French tarragon, garlic chives, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, Russian tarragon, sage, oregano and culinary bay leaves.

End-of-season: Apples, blueberries, cherries, fava beans, lavender, lemons, scallions, oranges, grapefruit, turnips.