Cool as a cucumber is no exaggeration. Cucumbers can be up to 20 degrees cooler inside than the ambient air. Cucumbers are available at grocery stores all the year round, but are at their best during their natural season of summer and early fall.
You can learn more in All About Cucumbers, and see the difference between different varieties in this Guide to Types of Cucumbers. Then get cooking, whether Corn, Cucumber, Tomato Salad is your thing, or you tend more towards a chilled Cucumber Martini. See all Local Foods Cucumber Recipes.