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As the season changes, the weather gets warmer and new fruits and vegetables are ready to grow. Our At Season’s Peak guide gives you information about when your favorite produce is at its best. Even though you can buy most fruits and vegetables year round, our program gives you a sneak peek into when produce is best to be picked and eaten. Let’s find out what this season has to offer!

Florida Sweet Corn

Get ready for summertime by adding corn to your shopping list since it’s at its peak in May. When choosing the perfect 05_JJ_SeasonsPeak_BodyImage1corn, look for husks that are green and moist. If chosen correctly, you’ll find that this crisp, textured veggie is packed with sweet flavor! Corn actually has the sweetest taste right after it’s picked and it’s best to prepare it soon after it’s bought. By consuming one ear of corn, you get eight percent of your daily fiber needs and 10 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

When grilling corn, remove the husk and soak corn cob in water for 15 minutes.

Wrap it in foil and place it on the grill. Rotate the corn frequently on the grill to maintain an even heat exposure.

Try serving corn tonight by creating this barbecue corn sauté!

Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

May provides the perfect growing conditions for this flavorful fruit. As the days are warm and 05_JJ_SeasonsPeak_BodyImage2dry with the sun pelting down on them, the vine-ripened tomatoes soak up the nutrients on their vine. As you’re looking through our tomatoes, choose ones that are bright red in color, have a nice weight for their size and give to gentle pressure. When you eat one medium sized vine-ripened tomato you’re getting 40 percent of your daily value of vitamin C, 20 percent of your daily value of vitamin A and 10 percent of your daily potassium value.

If you want to peel your tomatoes, boil them in water for about 30 seconds and allow them to cool. This will help you slip the skin off.

Bring tomatoes to the table tonight with this recipe for Baked Tomatoes with Chicken Salad.

California Sequoia Cherries

Sequoia cherries burst with flavor in May! California Sequoia cherries grow larger and 05_JJ_SeasonsPeak_BodyImage3sweeter on their vines earlier in the season than other cherries. When selecting the perfect cherries, look for the ones that are darker in color and larger. Consuming one cup of cherries gives you 15 percent of your daily vitamin C and 12 percent of your daily fiber.

If you want your cherries to last longer, try keeping them in your refrigerator and leaving the stems on until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Satisfy your sweet tooth by baking your cherries into a sweet Fresh Cherry Pie or use your cherries to make a sauce for your Thyme Pork.


Did we “peak” your interest with any of this produce? Are you going to run to your store to pick up some Florida sweet corn, vine- ripened tomatoes or California Sequoia cherries? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jackie J.

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Jackie J. became a Publix associate in 2017 after deciding to take her love of food to the next level. She began working with the Social Media team at that time and she immediately fell in love with life at Publix. In her spare time, she bakes to relax and creates yummy morsels for friends and family to munch on. When she isn’t working, you can probably find her playing with her cat and dog (Nila and Oreo), at a theme park or watching a Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

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