June/July/August: Summer of 2019

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Summer isn’t here quite  yet, but I usually put these three months together, since school lets out for the summer in June (earlier for colleges), the pools open on Memorial Day, right before June, and people start planning vacations.

 

Because I have been working for the last 9 months on editing Cherie Goren’s wonderful memoir, A Time to Keep, and we are going to see family from June 5th- June 14th, I  will be taking a break from blogging/writing/editing and post-date recipes from previous blogs or have some petitions for your to read and hopefully sign.

I found a chart from GRID Magazine (Philadelphia-based) listing foods that are available in June locally that I will match with some of my recipes in my archives and re-post them, either before I go away or when I return. There will be some variations in availability in colder climates and warmer climates, but I think this list is fairly representational of a large part of the US.

Here are the foods for June from the chart:

Asparagus, Beans and Limas, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peas, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnips.

Eating foods in season is ecological and economical, so I also put it in the Earth Day Every Day category for this posting. Additionally, I buy almost all my produce organically grown, using the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen that the Environmental Working Group posts on their website: www.ewg.org. Here is their latest list:

EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ (Complete Guide)

 

EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Dirty Dozen

EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

1 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Strawberries


2 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Apples


3 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Nectarines


4 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Peaches


5 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Celery


6 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Grapes


7 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Cherries


8 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Spinach


9 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Tomatoes


10 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Sweet bell peppers


11 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Cherry tomatoes


12 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Cucumbers


+ EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Hot Peppers +


+ EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Kale / Collard greens +



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Clean Fifteeen

EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

1 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Avocados


2 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Sweet Corn*


3 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Pineapples


4 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Cabbage


5 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Sweet peas frozen


6 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Onions


7 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Asparagus


8 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Mangos


9 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Papayas*


10 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Kiwi


11 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Eggplant


12 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Honeydew Melon


13 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Grapefruit


14 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Cantaloupe


15 EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists




Cauliflower


* A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from GE seedstock. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid GE produce.


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