Cucumbers are a summer favorite, and locally grown varieties can easily be found at farm stands, farmers’ markets, and some grocery stores. Cucumbers keep well in the refrigerator. When purchasing directly from the farmer, let them know what you’re planning to do with your cucumbers (eat fresh? make pickles?) so they can recommend which variety to choose.

Cooking with the family? Try this kid-friendly recipe for smashed cucumber salad from Maine SNAP-Ed.