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July is when Southwest Michigan’s summer produce really blossoms! Farmers markets and farm stands will be overflowing with an assortment of fresh fresh fruits & veggies from a variety of vendors. Check out the last page of our Farms & Harvest Guide for a list of community farmers markets.

Here’s what local produce is available in Southwest Michigan in July:

Apples
Lodi apples are the variety that is available in mid-July and are very tart which makes them perfect for pies and applesauce.
Where to get apples: Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Jollay Orchards, Nye’s Apple Barn, and Piggott’s Farm Market

Apricots
In season July through mid-August.
Where to get apricots: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, Stover’s Farm Market, and Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm

Beans
In season July through September
Where to get beans: JW Morlock & Girls and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Blueberries
In season early July through mid-September.
Where to get blueberries: The Blueberry Patch, Piggott’s Farm Market, JW Morlock & Girls, DeGrandchamp Farms, Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Lehman’s Orchard, Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, and Stover’s Farm Market
Check out the desserts section of our recipes page for delicious blueberry recipes.

Broccoli
In season July through October
Where to get broccoli: JW Morlock & Girls and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Cabbage
In season July through October
Where to get cabbage: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Celery
In season: July through November
Where to get celery: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Cherries (sweet)
In season early July through early August
Where to get cherries: Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Jollay Orchards, JW Morlock & Girls, Lehman’s Orchard, Piggott’s Farm Market, Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, and Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm

Cherries (tart)
In season early July through early August
Where to get cherries: Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Nye’s apple barn, Piggott’s Farm Market, Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, Stover’s Farm Market, and Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm

Cucumbers (Salad)
In season late June to mid-September
Where to get cucumbers: Piggott’s Farm Market, Nye’s Apple Barn, Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, and JW Morlock & Girls
Tip: Look for smaller cucumbers. They are crisper and have finer seeds.

Eggplant
In season July through October
Where to get eggplant: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Greens
In season July through October
Where to get greens: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Herbs
In season early June to late July
Where to get herbs: Piggott’s Farm Market and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Lettuce
In season July through September
Where to get lettuce: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Onions
In season July through mid-November
Where to get onions: Piggott’s Farm Market and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Peaches
Normally in season late July through mid-September, however this year’s peach crop at many farms in Southwest Michigan was wiped out after the polar vortex. You can normally find peaches at these local farms but be sure to call ahead to: Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Higbee’s Farm, Jollay Orchards, JW Morlock & Girls, Nye’s Apple Barn, Piggott’s Farm Market, Stover’s Farm Market, and Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm.

Peppers
In season July through October
Where to get peppers: Piggott’s Farm Market, Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Radishes
In season June through October
Where to get radishes: Piggott’s Farm Market and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market
Tip: The harder the radish, the fresher it is.

Raspberries
In season early July through late September
Where to get raspberries: Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick, Jollay Orchards, JW Morlock & Girls, Lehman’s Orchard, Nye’s Apple Barn, Piggott’s Farm Market, Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market, and Stover’s Farm Market

Rutabagas
In season July through mid-November
Where to get rutabagas: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Squash (Summer)
In season late June to mid-September
Where to get squash: Piggott’s Farm Market, Nye’s Apple Barn and Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market
Tip: Squash only lasts for a few days so you’ll want to store it in your refrigerator as soon as possible to keep it fresh longer.

Turnips
In season July through mid-November
Where to get turnips: Sommerfeldt’s Farm Market

Be sure to call and check with individual farms and markets to confirm what is available. Check out our food chart to see what fruits and veggies will be in season next!

Do you have a favorite recipe that uses any of these ingredients? We’d love it if you’d share it with us here.

 

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