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Trips to the beach. Summer Fridays. Breezy dresses. Just when you thought summer couldn't get any better, the year’s warmest months bring an array of colorful fruits and vegetables. We've compiled this handy summer produce guide so you'll know when your favorites are at their peak. (Bonus: Recipes included, too.)

purewow peach cobbler
Erin McDowell


At their peak: May through August

Try making: Peach Cobbler

zucchini ribbon salad
Erin McDowell


At its peak: June through August

Try making: Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon and Parmesan

cherry slab pie
Erin McDowell


At their peak: May to July

Try making: Cherry Slab Pie

grilled chicken


At its peak: May to August

Try making: Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa

beet quinoa cakes
Erin McDowell


At their peak: July through October

Try making: Quinoa Beet Burgers

blueberry ginger smoothie1
Erin McDowell


At their peak: June and July

Try making: Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie

summer pasta
Erin McDowell


At their peak: July through September

Try making: Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta

blackberry cheesecake squares


At their peak: June and July

Try making: Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

stuffed peppers
Sang An

Bell Peppers

At their peak: July through November

Try making: Stuffed Peppers

velvet corn soup
Erin McDowell


At its peak: July to September

Try making: Velvet Corn Soup

crispy green beans
Erin McDowell

Green Beans

At their peak: May to October

Try making: Cheesy Oven-Baked Green Bean Fries

pork with figs


At their peak: June to September

Try making: Pork Loin with Figs and Port Sauce

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