From plump berries to vibrant veggies, July is the time of year when we start to see an abundance of fresh produce in our gardens, farmstands and grocery stores. With summertime in full swing, harvests have received plenty of sunshine and rain to help reach fruition.
For many of us, it’s important to know where our food comes from and to enjoy it alongside ingredients that are produced with the same type of dedication and integrity. Fuller’s pure NH maple syrup is a single-source ingredient produced in the northern White Mountains of New Hampshire – nothing but sap from the tree goes into all our maple products.
Try pairing Fuller’s pure maple with your July produce picks – you won’t regret it! Here are some suggested ways to incorporate maple into breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and dessert!
After strawberries, raspberries are the next fruit to ripen. Rich with antioxidants and great source of fiber and vitamin C, raspberries are juicy and tart with a bit of crunch in every berry. As raspberries ripen over the season, their flavors intensify.
Enjoy a bowl as a snack or try incorporating into a delicious drink or dressing:
A tasty and refreshing drink after a day in the hot summer sun! Balance the tart flavor of raspberries with the sweet taste of Fuller’s pure maple.
Dress up your favorite salad greens with Raspberry Maple Vinaigrette – or use as a marinade on your fresh summer produce.
Blueberries are one of the most popular fruit, and by mid-July, we begin seeing these tasty berries in their prime. From dark blues to purple-hues, blueberries have a mild, sweet taste with a bit of acid and plenty of juice. Known as a “superfood,” blueberries are loaded with nutrients and studies have shown they may help lower blood pressure, improve memory, and aid in exercise recovery.
Explore a few of the many ways to pair blueberries with Fuller’s pure maple:
Serve up a spoonful of Blueberry Maple Crisp with a dollop of whipped cream, scoop of ice cream, or drizzle of maple syrup. Enhance the flavor of this delicious dessert by incorporating raspberries, too!
Pizza in the oven is good, but have you tried it on the grill?! This sweet and savory Maple Berry Grilled Pizza is the perfect option for dinner or a late-afternoon lunch. The best part is, you can customize with the berries of your choosing!
Zucchini is a summer squash high in nutrients and packed with flavor. Contrary to popular belief, zucchini is botanically considered fruit, though often enjoyed as a vegetable side. Zucchini can be enjoyed raw, sauteed, grilled or grated and incorporated into a variety of dishes. Many also like to create “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) as a replacement for pasta or lasagna noodles.
There are many ways you can pair Fuller’s pure NH maple syrup with fresh summer zucchini. A few of our favorite ways are to grill or bake fresh muffins.
Make a dish that incorporates a variety of ripe produce from your garden. Customize each zucchini boat to your liking and bake in the oven or toss on the grill.
This breakfast muffin is packed with nutrients and full of flavor. For an extra sweet treat, top with a spread of Fuller’s maple cream.