Farmers markets and farm stands are beginning to reemerge, meaning that fresh summer flavor is right around the corner! From juicy strawberries to crisp salad greens, nothing says soaking up summertime like locally-grown food – it’s no wonder that June is named Fresh Fruit and Produce Month!
While many fruits and veggies are tasty enough snacks on their own, there are also endless opportunities to incorporate produce into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Coupling fruits and vegetables with other natural, singly sourced ingredients, such as Fuller’s NH maple syrup will enhance and create a balance for your meal.
Learn a bit about the fruits and veggies of June, then get ready to savor the fresh flavor to come!
A favorite fruit among folks of all ages, strawberries are known to be rich with Vitamin C and considered memory boosting and heart-smart fruits. They are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and are a great source of manganese and potassium.
Their juicy, tart flavor pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of Fuller’s pure maple syrup. Try for yourself:
Maple Strawberry Sorbet
Cool off on a hot day with a dish full of Maple Strawberry Sorbet. Top your treat off with a dash of maple sugar and treat them as sprinkles!
Start your morning with a healthy, quick, and filling breakfast! Follow our recipe to blend up a Maple Strawberry Smoothie – try customizing with more ingredients you love!
Did you know: Often coupled with strawberry is rhubarb, a tart companion to our beloved red berries, which is also in season during June.
Made of 97% water, asparagus is an earthy flavored, tall, stalky veggie. Asparagus provides a boost of Vitamin B and is a great source for dietary fiber. As the season progresses, asparagus grows from thin to thick, which transforms the flavor and texture of each stalk.
Try our recipe and see how well the flavor of pure maple syrup enhances the flavor of this veggie:
Maple Roasted Asparagus
Consider cooking your asparagus on the grill this summer. It adds a hint of smokey flavor which is delicious!
Fresh salad greens typically make their first appearance in June. From kale to spinach, bok choy to dandelion greens, there’s nothing like the crunch of a fresh bite of greens. The nutrients of salad greens depend on the variety, but all provide tremendous nutritional value.
Discover the power of pure maple syrup as a salad ingredient:
Strawberry Maple Salad
Experience the best of fresh June flavor with this Strawberry Maple Salad, which features two fresh ingredients, strawberries, and spinach.
Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Build a salad with all your favorite greens and veggies, then dress it up with a tasting heaping of Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette.