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07.14.22

Activities to Make The Most Out of Summer

Author: Apeel Team

Summer is here and temperatures are rising! Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the summer sun or escape the heat, we have a list of environmental-friendly activities to help you ward off boredom and make the most of your summer.

If you’re looking to enjoy the summer sun:

  • Go fruit picking. Many fruits and vegetables are in season during the summer, including cherries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, and apricots. Fruit picking is a great way to soak in the sun and fresh air while getting delicious fresh fruits for your kitchen. Just remember to only pick as many as you can eat to prevent waste or share extras with your friends and family!
  • Start your own garden. Although spring is generally the best season to start a garden in preparation for harvest, later summer or early fall are also great times to plant your seeds (HappySprout). If you don’t have access to Apeel-Protected Produce nearby, growing your own produce is a budget-friendly way to avoid harmful chemicals that may be used in the food supply chain. Gardening is also a great light form of exercise that will keep you on your feet and healthy. We recommend growing tomatoes, berries, or flowers if you're new to gardening. For tips and tricks, check out this article to build your gardening knowledge: 17 Key Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners
  • Have a picnic with your pals. Gather your best buds in your backyard or a local park with delicious treats and drinks for a fun afternoon! Picnics are a great way to spend time outdoors and admire nature during the summertime. If you need help deciding what to bring to a picnic, take a look at our recipes for scrumptious and convenient summertime dishes and refreshing drinks.

If you’re looking to escape the heat:

  • Make ice cream with your friends. Who doesn’t love a delicious and cold treat during the summer? Making homemade ice cream is a fun way to spend time with friends while enjoying a cooling dessert. Most people don’t have an ice cream machine sitting at home, but you certainly don’t need one to partake in this activity. Homemade ice cream can be made with just a plastic bag and ice! Here’re a few beginner-friendly and convenient ice cream recipes we recommend:
  • Attend a summer cooking class. With so many fresh fruits and vegetables in season during the summer, it’s the best time to cook up a meal in the kitchen. If you’re new to cooking, want to brush up on your skills, or are tired of the same old recipes, attend a summer cooking class. You can check out local, in-person classes or remote classes that you can participate in.
  • Go stargazing in your backyard. Gather your friends and blankets for an exciting time stargazing during summer nights. The Swift-Tuttle/109P is a large comet that orbits the sun every 133 years and is responsible for the Perseids, a meteor shower. This year, you can catch the Perseids from July 14 to September 1 with a predicted peak on August 13 (EarthSky). Make sure to do research on what times are best for catching the Perseids in your area ahead of time. You definitely won’t want to miss this star-studded show!

The abundance of fresh produce during summer is one of the season’s best offerings. Find and enjoy Apeel-Protected Produce with family and friends by using our store locator!

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