First of all,
WELCOME to all the followers that have newly joined in following my blog. I am truly grateful to know that no matter where you all are in the world, we all share a common interest in the glorious comfort that food gives us to each and every one us, no matter how great or how small……
And with that being said,
The year on the calendar has changed and so has the world. It has been 82 days for me since the lockdown began with the emergence of COVID19 in the United States.
Last June, in 2019, the year was in full swing filled with Graduations, Father’s Day, Bridal Registries, Trunk Shows, Summer Shopping, and Wedding Season. School was out for the Summer and most kids were headed off to day camp at the YMCA, Vacation Bible School or going to summer camps and buzzing with excitement. Vacations were just beginning. But COVID19 has presented the world with a new normal, where masks, sanitizers and social distancing is the reality of the uncertainty that is to come.
By now, some of the cities around the United States and around the world are entering Stage 2 of re-opening some businesses, with restrictions. And the world is not completely out of the woods.
Now is the time to contemplate as to whether I am going to plan t a garden this year. But in the meantime, I present some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season in June 2020. Somethings on the list maybe in limited supply, due to disruptions in the distribution systems and the high demand of online deliveries. But nevertheless, June is the month to celebrate the small victories and comforts of seasonal eating doing the very we best we can under the circumstances, with watermelon, which is the quintessential summer fruit – but keep in mind it is actually available all year. This sweet and crisp fruit is refreshing, hydrating, filling and great for recovery after exercise. It’s peak season is May to October. Throughout the Southern United States, the local season is between late-July and September.
According to watermelon.org, the first cookbook published in the United States in 1796, American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, contains a recipe for watermelon rind pickles. A delicious way to reduce waste, in the sustainable Quarantine Kitchen this summer.
In addition to watermelon, here is a list of fruits and vegetables to enjoy during the month of June.
In the meantime, stay safe and be well!
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables for June
Sweet bell peppers