Jun 20 – Jul 30, 2021 Early Summer

Summer is a time of abundance and growth. This is a good season to push forward on progress towards goals.

Litha

Litha is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Old Celtic traditions held that the “faerie realm” was most accessible on this night. Symbols: honey, strawberry, thyme, greens, mead, light wines; bonfire, sunwheels, elderflower, pine, fern.

Ideas for Litha:

  • Go strawberry picking
  • Have an evening bonfire
  • Hold a potluck
  • Make an elderberry cocktail or lemonade

Activities

  • Bake a fruit pie
  • Go berrypicking
  • Go camping and hiking
  • Go kayaking
  • Go wine tasting
  • Grill some things!
  • Have a picnic
  • Make ice cream
  • Make sangria
  • Make s’mores
  • Read some low-brow fiction
  • Rent a cabin
  • Shop at the farmer’s market
  • Swim in the lake
  • Take a boat ride
  • Visit Alki Beach
  • Visit the Locks and Discovery Park
  • Watch fireworks on the 4th of July
  • Watch the sunset

Produce

  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumber
  • Fava beans
  • Figs
  • Green beans
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Marionberries
  • Mint
  • Nectarines
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Squash (summer)
  • Strawberries
  • Sunchokes
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini