August is a produce heavy month! It's high summer and a riot of flavor and color when it comes to fruit and veggies. Here's what's in season in the month of August.
One important thing to note is that seasonality of produce is different between states, countries, and regions. This is primarily a seasonal guide for North America, although there will be overlap with other countries and places in the Northern hemisphere.
There are great regional resources for what's in season, some of which I've listed below. With that in mind, here's what's in season in August!
- Asian Pears
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Celery Root
- Chili Peppers
- Fava Beans
- Green Beans
- Green Onions
- Salad Greens
- Snap Peas
- Snow Peas
- Summer Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
United States - What's in Season in Your Region?
Canada - What's in Season
Australia - Seasonal Food Guide
United Kingdom - Eat the Seasons
Seasonal Produce Products
If you love seasonal produce, here are several ways to track seasonal fruit and vegetables and cook with them.
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables - Poster
This cute seasonal fruit and vegetable poster will brighten any kitchen.
Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
In Six Seasons, his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter.
Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables Art Print
This beautiful and abundant wheel of seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to decorate your kitchen and to keep you up to date with seasonal produce. Based on seasonality of the northern hemisphere.
David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient
David Tanis Market Cooking is about seeking out the best ingredients, learning the qualities of each, and the methods and recipes that showcase what makes them special—pulling from all the world’s great cuisines.
Cooking Light Best-Ever Seasonal Recipes: A Cook's Guide To Peak Produce
Divided into five sections, including Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, Herbs and Pickles and Preserves, Best–Ever Seasonal Recipes will have you making sophisticated meals that are mindful of calories and fat without sacrificing taste and flavor.
Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner: A Seasonal Month-by-Month Gardener's Guide
A month-by-month, season-by-season vegetable gardener's guide to planting, growing, and harvesting vegetables.