Eat Local Ontario Food This Summer!

Here is your A to Z guide to what local Ontario food is in season this summer to help plan your menu so you can enjoy fruits and vegetables during their peak growing times. This is when they taste the best! Buying local food helps support the local farmers and the economy!

Apples - August

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Baked Apple Chips

Adding Apples to your Summer Salad

Asparagus - June

                                                                                   

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Grilled Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan

Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus

Beans - June, July, and August

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Adding Beans to Your Tacos

Bean Salad

Beets - July and August

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Beet-Strawberry Smoothie

Beet Hummus

Blueberries - July and August

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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Lemonade

Broccoli - June, July, and August

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Cabbage - June, July, and August

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Tuna-Cabbage Sandwich

Cabbage Rolls

Carrots - July and August

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Caramelized Carrots

Carrot-Pineapple Smoothie

Cauliflower - June, July, and August

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower and Cheese Tots

Celery - July and August

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Cream of Celery Soup

Apple and Celery Salad (Remember apples are in season in August)

Cherries - June and July

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Cherry Tarts

Cherry Jam

Corn - July and August

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Mexican Corn Dip

Corn on the Cob

Cucumber - June, July, and August

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Tuna Cucumber Cups

Cucumber and Strawberry Poppyseed Salad (Remember strawberries are in season June and July)

Eggplant - August

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Stuffed Eggplant

Eggplant Meatballs

Grapes - August

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Candied Grapes (Taste like Sour Patch Kids)

Grilled Chicken and Grape Skewers

Lettuce - June, July, and August

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Taco Lettuce Wrap

BLT Sandwich

Nectarines - August

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Nectarine Jam

Adding Nectarines to your Salad

Onions - June, July, and August

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Caramelized Onions

French Onion Soup

Peaches - July and August

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Peach Frozen Yogurt

Peach Lemonade

Pears - August

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Cinnamon Baked Pears

Pear Crisps

Peas - June, July, and August

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Parmesan Peas

Adding Peas to Pasta

Peppers - July and August

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole

Plums - July & August

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Plum Crumble Bars

Plum Smoothie Popsicles

Potatoes - July & August

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Italian Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Potatoes

Potato Casserole

Radishes - June, July, and August

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Cucumber and Radish Salad

Radish Chips

Raspberries - July and August

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Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Muffins

Squash - August

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Squash Fritters

Butternut Squash Fries

Strawberries - June and July

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

Strawberry Peach Tart

Tomatoes - July and August

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Tomato Caprese salad

Homemade Ketchup

Zucchini - June, July and August

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Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Pickles