What’s in Season – June Produce and Recipes

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Add color, flavor, and variety to your recipes with my handy guide to what’s in season in June. From juicy berries and fresh corn on the cob to fragrant herbs and tender zucchini, discover the best produce June has to offer!

Different fruit and veggies that are in season in June

June marks the official halfway point through the year – and suddenly, our grocery store shelves are flush with the rainbow of June fruit and June vegetables. After the rainy spring, the summer is the perfect time to be visiting the farmers market and picking up something delicious. Plus you can get inspired while you’re doing your weekly shopping.

Here’s my handy guide for what’s in season in June – and the best ways to use it.

What Produce Is in Season in June

Fruit

Cherries: Generally either very sweet or very tart, cherries can be enjoyed raw (just remember to remove the pits!), turned into juice or compote, or sprinkled over summer salads.

Cherry juice in a glass with ice

How To Make Cherry Juice (5 Methods)

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Apricots: Another pitted fruit, this versatile, dusty orange fruit is one of my favorites in June – it’s soft, sweet, and juicy.

A spoonful of homemade apricot jam

Easy Apricot Jam Recipe (No Pectin Required)

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Berries: A staple fruit in June, berries – especially blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries – are at their freshest and juiciest right now. Use them for baking, mocktails, jams, and (my favorite) popsicles.

Blackberry Jam Square Photo

Homemade Blackberry Jam

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Avocado: The best avocados are slightly soft to the touch and, when you remove the little stone from the top, the inside should be green. Use them in summer staples like ice cream and smoothies.

Avocado pasta in a bowl topped with parmesan and basil leaves

Creamy Avocado pasta Sauce (Green Pasta)

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Papaya: Distinctive with its bright orange flesh and black seeds, papaya is a versatile, sweet fruit that’s easily added to smoothies, salads, curries, and salsas. You can even eat the seeds!

Mango: One of my favorite tropical fruits, June is the peak time for sweet mangoes. I love adding them to smoothies for sweetness. But they’re also great in salsas, chutneys, ice creams, or refreshing mangonada.

A glass with mango juice topped with mint leaves and a mango piece

How to Make Mango Juice (Mango Nectar)

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Vegetables

Cucumbers: More than 96% of a cucumber is water – it’s the best way to eat yourself to hydration. Of course, they’re famously used as a base ingredient in salads. But if you want some variety, try the English tea-time favorite sandwiches, a twist on classic lemonade, or preserve it for pickles!

Cucumber juice with ice cubes in a pitcher

How to Make Cucumber Juice (3 Methods)

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Zucchini: Also known as summer squash or courgette, zucchini is arguably one of the most versatile vegetables in June. Then turn them into fritters, sauté or roast, grill, or – my favorite – make the fudgiest, moistest chocolate cake you will EVER eat with them!

Pan-fried zucchini in a pan

The Best Pan-Fried Zucchini

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Grains

Corn: Whether you’re using it to make popcorn for a movie night or enjoying it while it’s still on the cob, you can oven-roast corn with garlic and butter, shuck it to put into dips, or enjoy it on its own.

Dipping a spicy corn rib into chili mayo

How To Make Spicy Corn Ribs (corn ‘riblets’)

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Herbs

By June, your herb garden will be overflowing with fresh herbs – and the grocery shelves will too. Fresh basil, cilantro, mint, parsley, dill, chives, rosemary, and thyme are all at their peak this month. And they are all great for using as a garnish or incorporating into recipes. Can’t use it all now? Try drying them to preserve them for the winter months.

Small bunches of different fresh herbs

If you try any of these recipes using June seasonal produce, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

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