We're getting to that time of year where fresh fruits and veggies are in abundance around Minnesota. If you have a garden in your backyard or if you're looking for the right time to go to your local farm to pick fresh produce, I have some of the fruits and veggies that are ready to go in August.

My husband and I have a little garden in our backyard. We tried these new things called cucamelons and they've been going absolutely crazy. We have too many! I feel like there's always that one plant that goes nuts, though.

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I found a cheat sheet about when different produce will be ready to be picked in Minnesota on a site called PickYourOwn.org. I used that to create a list for you of the 16 foods that are ready to be picked in August.

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Abbey Minke
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Apples

Yes, really, some apples are ready to be picked starting in August. The varieties that will be ready are Mantet and Oriole (those are ready early to mid-August), Beacon and State Fair (ready in mid-August), and Zestar and Paulared are ready in late August.

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Carrots (August through mid-November)

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Garlic (August through November)

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Nacho Domínguez Argenta, Unsplash
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Grapes (mid-August through September)

One place that I found where you can pick your own grapes is called Firefly Berries in Rochester.

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Dimitri Otis
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Melons (August and September)

Potatoes
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Potatoes (August through mid-November)


 

There are also plenty of those fruits and veggies that are still able to be picked in August but were ready earlier in the season too.

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Beans (July through September)

Credit: Berry and Blooms Farm via Facebook
Credit: Berry and Blooms Farm via Facebook
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Blueberries (July through mid-August)

Blueberries won't be around to be picked much longer! There are some spots around southeast Minnesota where you can pick your own, too.

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Cucumbers (mid-July through September)

Lettuce
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Greens (May through October)

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Nick Fewings, Unsplash
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Peppers (mid-July through mid-September)

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Raspberries (mid-June through October)

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Kaori Nohara, Unsplash
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Rhubarb (May through September)

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Viviana Rishe, Unsplash
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Squash (July through mid-November)

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Andre Ouellet, Unsplash
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Sweet Corn (mid-July through September)

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Tomatoes (mid-July through September)

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