Welcome to Karen's Corner, where we explore the freshest and most delightful fruits and vegetables each month.

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June is here, and with it comes the exciting start of our local growing season. There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, locally grown produce, and I'm thrilled to share that our markets are beginning to brim with early-season delights.

What's Fresh This Month?

As the days get longer and warmer, we've started to see some wonderful greens and veggies making their debut:

  • Baby Spinach: Tender, delicate, and perfect for salads or a quick sauté.
  • Beet Greens: Don't toss those tops! Beet greens are nutrient-packed and great in smoothies, salads, or lightly cooked.
  • Baby Kale: These young leaves are less bitter than their mature counterparts and can be enjoyed raw or cooked.
  • Baby Arugula: Adds a peppery punch to any dish, whether you're making a salad, sandwich, or even a pizza.
  • Radishes: Crisp and spicy, they're fantastic for snacking, salads, or pickling.

What to Look Forward To

As the weather continues to warm up, we'll soon see even more hardy vegetables coming into season. Expect to find:

  • Lettuce: Crisp and refreshing, perfect for summer salads.
  • Peas: Sweet and versatile, great for snacking, salads, or cooking.
  • Carrots: Crunchy and sweet, perfect for juicing, snacking, or cooking.
  • Broccoli: A versatile veggie that’s great steamed, roasted, or raw in salads.

A Final Note

Embracing the local growing season not only supports our local farmers but also brings a variety of flavors and nutrients to our tables. I encourage you all to explore these early-season vegetables and enjoy the freshness that June has to offer.

Stay tuned for more updates as our gardens and markets continue to blossom. Happy eating!