Celebrate the Seasonal Abundance

August is the peak of many great fruits and veggies all across Iowa. During the month of

August we will find these at their prime in Iowa:

  • Zucchini

  • Watermelons

  • Tomatoes

  • Summer Squash

  • Raspberries

  • Plums and Pluots

  • Peaches

  • Marionberries

  • Gooseberries

  • Cucumbers

  • Corn

  • Chili Peppers

  • Chickpeas

  • Cantaloupes

  • Boysenberries

  • Blueberries

  • Blackberries

  • Basil

Looking for a way to pick, store and cook these great items?

Go to Spend Smart for recipes like these tasty Berry Banana Popsicles Or this Blueberry & Syrup recipe from January's Fresh Conversations (look for a location near you). Fresh Conversations is a nutrition education program designed to support healthy aging and independence.

Each month, Iowans aged 60 and older gather in communities across Iowa to discuss current nutrition and health topics, taste low-cost healthy recipes, and discover new ways to stay active and independent.

The 2019 National Farmers Market Week is August 4-10 th . Check out the Farmers Market Coalition to learn what to expect when visiting a market. You can also search the USDA by your zip code to find a market near you.

Enjoy Iowa's abundance and variety of Fruits and Vegetables!

M. Elise Klopfenstein, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Education for Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.


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