Let’s Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

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June has been observed as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month since 1991. This was made into observance to promote the growers and farmers and the grilling season. There are several places to shop for fresh fruits and veggies. Go to your local tailgate market, produce stand or research local pick your own farms you can take the family to. Check out our What’s In Season? chart below to find out which fruits and vegetables are in season now.

According to MyPlate, half of your plate at each meal should be fruits and vegetables. Each different color of fruit and vegetable has a different healthful benefit for your body. This is why it’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to get the most health benefits you can. Try this colorful Fruit Salsa recipe from ncefnep.org this month!

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips 

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwifruit
  • 1 Granny Smith apple (with peel)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Vegetable cooking spray


  1. Wash hands and surfaces.
  2. Wash strawberries and remove stems. Chop into small pieces on cutting board.
  3. Wash and peel banana and chop into small pieces.
  4. Wash and cut apple into quarters. Remove core and seeds. Chop into small pieces.
  5. Wash, peel, and chop kiwifruit into small pieces.
  6. Mix fruits and add lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  7. Chill.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers immediately.

Cinnamon Chips

  1. Wash hands and surfaces.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Cut tortillas into strips with kitchen shears.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray and place strips on baking sheet.
  5. Spray strips with vegetable cooking spray.
  6. Mix rest of cinnamon (1 teaspoon) and sugar (1/4 cup) together and sprinkle lightly on strips.
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
  8. Serve chilled fruit salsa accompanied by cinnamon chips.