July fruit season
Most fruits don't get sweeter or develop more flavor after they are harvested, but they will change color and get softer, giving the appearance of a great fruit. When you can't trust what you see, use your nose. The better they smell, the better they will taste.
It's also worth a trip to a farmers market. Most farmers offer samples - the best way to ensure you're spending money on a good tasting fruit.
July vegetable season
Summer vegetables are in peak season this month and continue through August. Seek out tomatoes from a local source for better flavor. Peppers, on the other hand, ship really well so you will find high quality even at a grocery store.
What's available year-round?
Fruit: Avocados, lemons & Limes
Vegetables: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, fennel, garlic, herbs, mushrooms, onion-family, potatoes, radishes, sweet potatoes, turnips, salad greens and herbs.
Other seasonal guides?
For a full list of other months and all of the detailed produce guides, go to the in-season page.