What Fruits and Veggies do You Like?

July 10, 2023 | Justine Hoover


This past year, we have been asking people about their favorite seasonal produce. We are going to continue sharing this month, starting with my family. I decided to ask my three children what fruits and veggies they like to eat in the summertime. We are very lucky to have a small garden at our home and access to larger gardens at grandpa’s and grandma’s homes, which you will see reflected in their answers below.

My 7 year old son shared his favorite summertime fruit is raspberries from grandma’s raspberry patch. His favorite vegetable is to eat the leaves off the basil plant in our garden. He also wanted you all to know that he grows tomatoes in our garden, but only for dad.

My 10 year old daughter loves fresh peaches and wants to eat them every day when they are in season. She does not really like many vegetables, but she said she does like to eat the chives out of the garden.

My 13 year old son currently enjoys and eats almost any food he is offered. In the summer he likes to eat the peppers from our garden that he starts from seeds. He also shared that he likes to eat plums when they are in season.

It is ok if you do not have access to a garden like we do. You can still enjoy your own favorite summer fruits and veggies from the farmers market, food pantry, or store.

Justine Hoover

Justine Hoover is a Registered Dietitian and mom who loves to cook for her family.

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