National Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month.  Yes, I know, there are a million of these designated titles for the month of June, and every other month too.  Half of them hold about as much weight as your doctor telling you that you should go to bed at the same time every night (like that’s possible…). There’s the inane National Accordion Awareness Month titles or the special National Waffle Iron type days, both of which apply to the month of June.  But national Fruit and Vegetable month is actually a good one, one worth recognizing.  Fruits and veggies are definitely something to celebrate!  (This guy thinks so too.)

Instead of letting the label slip your mind like all those other futile holiday labels, use this one as an excuse to mindfully healthify your diet.  The upcoming months are filled with fresh, seasonal produce, which makes the process of eating your fruits and veggies a whole lot cheaper, easier, and tastier.  Check out these hot items you can look forward to for the month of June!  (The list is tailored to the growing zone that I live in, zone 3, but many of these items will apply for other areas as well.)

Fruits and Veggies in June

* Arugula
* Broccoli
* Blueberries
* Cherries
* Dandelion greens
*Leaf Lettuce
* Okra
* Peas
* Rhubarb
* Raspberries
* Spinach
* Spring Onions
* Strawberries
* Swiss Chard

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    Simply Life
    June 12, 2011 at 7:32 am

    great to know – I’m just about to post about receiving my first CSA where I REALLY learned what’s available here in June!

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    June 14, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I like to live like EVERY month is fruit and veggie month! But that is one superb list of veggies!

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