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Your Guide to July's Freshest Produce (with Recipe)


Many kinds of produce are at their peak in the summer. Here’s a list of what’s in season this month:

Arugula • Avocados  Beets  Blackberries • Blueberries • Broccoli • Cabbage • Cantaloupe  
Carrots • 
Cauliflower • Celery • Cherries • Corn • Cucumbers • Eggplant • Fava Beans • Lettuce • Limes • 
Mushrooms • Onions • Peas • Peppers • Potatoes • Scallions • Strawberries • Spinach • 
Sprouts • Tomatoes • Turnips • Watermelon

You can find these items at one of Delaware’s many farm stands, open all summer long. (See bottom of article for listings.)

Via Lee Mikles

Watermelon Salad Recipe

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult, and delicious doesn’t have to be complicated. This watermelon salad recipe from Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen in Newark is the perfect dish to bring to a BBQ or to whip up for a weekday dinner. It’s a satisfying meal made with in-season ingredients available right at your local farmers’ market. 


  • 2.5 ounces arugula
  • 4 ounces diced watermelon
  • 4 ounces jumbo lump crabmeat


Place the arugula, watermelon and lump crab in a bowl and serve. Grain serves this salad with its citrus vinaigrette dressing—a secret recipe—but any vinaigrette would work as a substitute. Enjoy!

Find another easy and delicious recipe for watermelon salad here.

New Castle County

Bright Spot Mobile Urban Farm Market • Various locations in Wilmington

Filasky’s Produce • 1343 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown 

Highland Orchards Farm Market • 1431 Foulk Road, Wilmington 

John’s Homegrown and Farm Fresh Produce • 3055 Old County Road, Newark 

Marini Produce • 2121 Veale Road, Wilmington 

Willey Farms • 4092 Dupont Pkwy., Townsend 

Kent County

Ficner’s Farm • 1911 Fast Landing Road, Dover

Fifer Orchards, Inc. • 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming 

Fresh Connection • 9598 Coastal Hwy., Milford 

Hazeye Farms • 242 S. Dupont Hwy., Smyrna 

John’s Produce • 4693 Kenton Road, Dover 

Shiloh Lea Farm • 3716 Mahan Corner Road, Marydel 

Sussex County

Adams Fruit Market • 2239 Seashore Hwy., Greenwood 

Adkins Produce • 32008 Long Neck Road, Millsboro

Anderson’s Produce Market • 37458 Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach

Country Living Produce • 28086 Cross Keys Road, Millsboro 

Dawn’s Country Market • 30511 Cave Neck Road, Milton 

Evans Farms Produce • 9843 Seashore Hwy., Bridgeville 

Fifer Orchards Farm Market Cafe • 200 Cullen St., Dewey Beach

Garden Shack Farm • 19884 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes 

Givens Produce • 8947 Woodland Ferry Road, Laurel 

Little Wagon Produce 2667 Seashore Hwy., Greenwood

Marvelous Produce • 22958 Sussex Hwy., Seaford 

T.S. Smith and Sons • 8887 Redden Road, Bridgeville 

Tomato Sunshine • 4312 Highway One North, Rehoboth Beach