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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:
- Summer Clothing for next year
- Back to school supplies
- Cauliflower Starts
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Some recipes that you might want to try with this month’s seasonal produce:
- Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
- Preserving Hot Peppers
- Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
- Jalapeno Relish
- Avocado Corn Salsa
- Cherry Infused Water
- Dried Cherries
- Cucumber Relish
- Chocolate Covered Grapes
- Zucchini Recipes
- Yellow Squash Doughnut Recipe
- Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits
- Simple Peach Cobbler
- Peach Kuchen
- Enchilada Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes
- Fresh Tomato BBQ Sauce
What are you planning on buying, making, and growing this month?