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Best Summer Produce to Use on Your Menu

Athena Farms Summer Produce
The summer season is about eating light and fresh. As the warm weather draws us outside and summer produce hits the peak of its growing season, it seems like we make a salad out of everything in sight! What can you add to your summer menu to highlight the season?

Summer Produce: Veggies and Fruit

Luckily there is an exhaustive list of fruits and vegetables that are primed for summer. Everyone is doing avocados these days. For fruit, explore apricot in the early summer. Focus on fig in mid-summer. And watermelon in late summer. For vegetables, we love fresh corn in the late summer and green beans, which are widely available throughout the summer. For something different, try zucchini blossoms.

Related: How Plant-based Ingredients Can Improve Your Menu

What Athena Can Offer

Athena offers locally grown produce in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina to complement your farm-to-table and fresh eats dining experiences. Our perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables are sold to big names in the food industry like Del Monte and Taylor Farms.

Fresh and Satisfying for Warm Weather

For your summer menu, put a new spin on a classic favorite like a chicken salad served in lettuce wraps for the perfect blend of sweet and savory summer eats. Or, step up your salad game with a glazed salmon salad that provides a healthy dose of omega fatty acids. And, finish the meal experience with a blend of tart lemon and sweet blueberry paired with everyone’s favorite–creamy, delicious cheesecake!

Athena farms has been growing high-quality, fresh produce for the foodservice industry for more than 20 years. Contact us today to become a supplier.