In Season This Summer At The Farmer's Market

We talked with Brad Gray at the Greater Springfield Farmers Market to learn the prime time to pick up some of summer’s most popular produce.

By Madison Bryan

Jun 2019

Buy in season fruits and vegetables at the Springfield Farmers Market in Springfield, MO
Photo courtesy Springfield–Greene County Convention & Visitors BureauFind out when all your favorite produce will be in season this Summer at the Greater Springfield Farmers market


Blueberries are often labeled a superfood, with a tart taste and big health benefits. June is the time to enjoy this tasty fruit.

Green beans are also a June must-have. With so many recipes like Southern-style green beans and green bean casserole, it’s a summer staple.

The best time to rake in the heart-health benefits of local raspberries is June, as this time is peak growing season. 


Tomatoes are one of the top scores for local produce at the farmers market. Snag them while they are ripe in July.

Nothing says Fourth of July like a fresh locally grown watermelon from the farmers market.

Sweet corn is another top local pick at the market. The taste is incomparable during midsummer at the crop’s peak.


Cantaloupe is perfect for daily snacking, and it also makes a great side dish for your end-of-the-summer barbecues.

Peaches should also make your August market shopping list. When grown locally, Missouri peaches have a taste like no other.

Sweet potatoes can be used in all of your summer recipes, no matter what’s on the menu. Many produce suppliers keep their stands stocked with sweet potatoes in late summer. 

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