Summer Harvest of the Month

June - Herbs & Dairy

A vast array of herbs can be grown in New Hampshire—they can add punch and depth to any dish! Our materials focus on three popular herbs: basil, mint, and oregano.

June is National Dairy Month! Celebrate delicious dairy products and NH dairy farmers!

Reading Recommendations

  • A Kid’s Herb Book, by Lesley Tierra
  • The Spice Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta
  • The Yummy Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta
  • Herbs & Spices: The Cook’s Reference, by Jill Norma

July - Berries

Berries are fleshy fruits that supply a burst of flavor and color to our plates during the summer months. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent snack choice. Eat berries on their own, incorporate them into your breakfast, blend them into a smoothie, or make a scrumptious jam—you can’t go wrong!

Reading Recommendations

  • Berries, Nuts and Seeds, by Diane Burns
  • Blueberries For Sal, by Robert McCloskey
  • Jamberry, by Bruce Degen
  • Raspberries!, by Jay O’Callahan
  • The Berry Book, by Gail Gibbons
  • The Blackberry Patch, by Gine D’Andrea

August - Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a member of the family Solanceae, along with eggplants, peppers and potatoes. They are native to Central America and Mexico; their dissemination throughout the globe was sparked by the Spanish’s colonization of the Americas. In tropical regions, they grow as short-lived perennials; in the temperate region of Vermont, they are annuals.

Reading Recommendations

  • A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds, by Jean Richards
  • I Will Never Not Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child
  • Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, by Demian Yumen
  • Tomatoes Grow on a Vine, by Mari Schuh