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5 Ways to Celebrate the Harvest

Summer is our most abundant time of year as the planting endeavours of previous seasons come to fruition.

5 Ways to Celebrate the Harvest

When you eat food that are in season, you will enjoy better flavors and better nutrition. Find the following summer produce at a local farmer’s market near you!

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Beans
  • Corns
  • Squash
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries

Here are 5 ways to make the most of the harvest and pass it forward!

  1. Create a farm-to-table meal

    A simple farm-to-table meal can inspire and impact many. Challenge yourself to find ingredients grown and produced by local farms within your bioregion (250 miles radius from where you live) and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you discover!

  2. Throw a potluck

    A potluck with family and friends is a wonderful opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and swap recipes, resources, and ideas. Use the seasons to set the tone and theme for your potluck to inspire others to cook with seasonal produce.

  3. Share your seeds

    The best way to preserve the harvest is to grow more! Swap your favorite heirloom seeds with neighbors and friends to support community and biodiversity, one seed at a time.

  4. Go to a harvest festival

    Harvest festivals abound during the summer time. From lavender to strawberries, many farms open their doors to the public for foraging and tasting. This is a perfect opportunity for a family day trip that’s both educational and fruitful!

  5. Donate your harvest

    Sometimes our harvests can be so abundant that we simply can’t eat it all! Reduce food spoilage and waste by donating food to those less fortunate. Food banks such as Second Harvest will gladly accept fresh produce and distribute them to those in need.