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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.)

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At their peak: May through August

Try making: Peach Cobbler

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At its peak: June through August

Try making: Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon and Parmesan

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At their peak: May to July

Try making: Cherry Slab Pie


At its peak: May to August

Try making: Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa

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At their peak: July through October

Try making: Quinoa Beet Burgers

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At their peak: June and July

Try making: Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie

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At their peak: July through September

Try making: Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta


At their peak: June and July

Try making: Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

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Bell Peppers

At their peak: July through November

Try making: Stuffed Peppers

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At its peak: July to September

Try making: Velvet Corn Soup

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Green Beans

At their peak: May to October

Try making: Cheesy Oven-Baked Green Bean Fries


At their peak: June to September

Try making: Pork Loin with Figs and Port Sauce

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