What to Buy, Grow, and Eat in August

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What to Buy, Grow, and Eat in August

August is finally here…along with all the heat it brings with it! Typically, here in South Dakota, August is the warmest month of the year. It’s not necessarily a bad thing though. Gardens are at the height of producing and there is plenty of abundance. It also tends to be a busy month for canning and preserving thanks to that very abundance and to the great deals on bulk fruit at the grocery stores and farmers markets.

As with each month of the year, there are several things that you should be buying, eating, and even growing in the month of August. This month we are beginning a new series that will take us through each month of the year so that you can “make the most of your month”. At the beginning of each month, I will be posting an article just like this one with a list of what you should be buying, growing, and eating during the following month to help you plan our your schedule and budget.

Some highlights of the August list are:

Buy –

Grow – 

  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower Starts
  • Turnips

Eat – 

  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes

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Some recipes that you might want to try with this month’s seasonal produce:

What are you planning on buying, making, and growing this month?

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  1. Should I be starting the carrots now?like feom a seed and planting,is that what that means?is this the full list, cuz I’m not sure I can find it through my email.seems to take me back to this now matter how I try to view it.

  2. Hi – is there any way you can email this to me?? You ads cover up the list of things to grow except for the last 3!! That was the whole reason to *re-sign* up for your newsletter. Can you start putting the passwords in your newsletter automatically so those of us that already get your newsletter don’t have to constantly re-sign up for the newsletter? Or better yet add that article or whatever to your newsletter so we don’t have to go thru email, website, form, email back to the website.