From avocado and guava to passion fruit and peanuts, get ready to enjoy what’s fresh in August. When you eat by the season, not only does it taste better, but it’s more nutritious and you’re helping to support the local farmers. It also gives you a chance to do a little experimenting in the kitchen with foods that you might not be too familiar with — and we’re always up for trying something new.

Do you have a favorite way to use seasonal ingredients that are fresh in August? Let us know your secrets in the comments.

Here’s our guide to What’s Fresh in August:

Avocado, Beans, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Carambola, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Fennel, Figs, Guava, Longan, Mango, Mushroom, Nectarine, Okinawa Spinach, Okra, Passion Fruit, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pepper, Potato, Summer Squash, Squash Blossom, Tomato, Watermelon, Yuca, Zucchini