August Newsletter Ideas for Food Bloggers

August Newsletter Ideas for Food Bloggers

For food bloggers and food content creators, August email newsletters can be a little challenging. Not because of a lack of content but because we’re bridging two very different seasons.

August is an awkward month for food content emails. We’re in the heart of summer vacation and the hottest weather of the year but at the same time, back-to-school is right around the corner. In many parts of the US and eastern Canada, kids go back to school as early as mid August.

So… some people are looking for back to school content and others aren’t even opening their emails as they soak up their last few days of freedom.

Much of July’s content suggestions, particularly canning and preserving, outdoor entertaining and cool kitchen ideas are still relevant for August (get the full July list here)


Labour Day (the first Monday in September), other civic holiday long weekends

  • one last kick at the can for summer – this is a popular weekend for having friends over and entertaining outdoors. For many people this is their second New Year’s Eve as school and regular work routines resume after the weekend and summer unofficially comes to a close


It’s stone fruit season!

  • blackberries with raspberries and blueberries at the tail end of production
  • stone fruits: apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums
  • pears and grapes in some areas (September for others)
  • while many fruits are at the tail end of their summer production, most are still available in August with cranberries, apples and rhubarb being the exceptions.
  • almost all vegetables. Squash is just coming in, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, corn and carrots are all flourishing. It’s actually easier to list the veggies that aren’t available yet! Asparagus has long since finished and pumpkins, red and yellow onions and Brussels sprouts are still a month away.
  • canning and preserving are at their height (see July for more suggestions)
  • keeping the kitchen cool is still a priority (see July for more suggestions)
  • road trip and outdoor entertaining content is still relevant (see July for more suggestions)

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Depending on where you live, kids go back to school in late August or after Labour day weekend in September. University and college kids mostly go back after Labour day. Start dripping out content in late August but keep this list handy as you plan September as well. Here are a few to get you started:

  • lunch box ideas
    • allergy friendly (peanut-free in particular!)
    • eco-friendly packaging ideas
    • budget friendly (10 lunchbox ideas that cost less than $X)
    • hot lunch ideas (and how to keep them hot)
    • lunch box sweets and homemade treats
    • making lunch box veggies exciting
  • after school snacks
    • quick and easy
    • fuel for sports or activities
    • quell the pre-dinner munchies
  • grab-n-go breakfasts
  • easy breakfasts ready in 10 minutes or less
  • budget friendly cooking tips for college kids
  • dorm friendly meal ideas or dorm friendly foods
  • cooking basics for kids on their own for the first time
  • weeknight dinners
    • 30-45 minutes or less
    • one pot meals
    • 10 ingredients or less
  • meal prep and batch cooking
  • foods that fuel study sessions or help with mental focus
  • how to avoid the morning breakfast/lunchbox prep crunch
  • tips on getting your kitchen and pantry organized for meal prep and back to school.

As always, these are suggestions – adapt them to fit your niche and your audience.

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July Newsletter Content Ideas for Food Bloggers

July Newsletter Content Ideas for Food Bloggers

There are so many delicious options to write about in your July email newsletters! If you’re a food bloggers or food content creator, the hard part will be narrowing down those options. So let’s get writing!

July is another bumper month for content. Many of the ideas I shared in June cross over into July (and I’ll recap a few here but for the full list check out June Newsletter Ideas for Food Bloggers)


Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (US – July 4)

  • grilling recipes, potlucks, BBQs, picnics
  • red and white food (Canada Day) or red, white and blue food (July 4): make the most of seasonal strawberries, cherries and blueberries
  • Canada Day or July 4 menu ideas for a grilling night, potlucks, appetizers etc


Summer produce is in full swing!

  • tail end of strawberry season in many places
  • raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, Saskatoon berries, haskap berries
  • stone fruits: cherries and apricots with peaches arriving in late July in some areas
  • melons
  • veggies: peas, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, salad greens zucchini, radishes, swiss chard, corn, new potatoes
  • canning, preserving and freezing – don’t forget jams and jellies!
  • pie
  • summer cocktails, mocktails and other iced drinks
  • grilling recipes
  • seafood
  • frozen desserts (popsicles, ice cream, gelato)
  • no-bake desserts
  • potluck and picnic dishes
  • homemade BBQ sauces, spice rubs and marinades
  • air fryers and instant pots as ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool
  • dishes best served cold


Nobody wants to turn on an oven in July or August – unless it’s an outdoor pizza oven! Think make ahead meals, dishes best served cold or household appliances that don’t generate much heat:

  • potato and pasta salads
  • cold proteins (cook in the morning and serve in the evening): cold chicken, ham
  • fresh fruit and veggies with light, bright dressings
  • no-bake desserts
  • Instant Pot, Air Fryer and BBQ or propane grill recipes

** Note that in many areas as wildfire season is in full swing, any kind of outdoor flame may be banned


Gardens, farmer’s markets and farm gate sales are now in full on production mode with entire flats of fresh fruit and produce available for sale. And that means it’s canning, preserving and freezing season!

  • basic equipment
  • different types of preserving
  • basic safety precautions and preserving techniques
  • jams and jellies (unique flavour ideas are big right now!)
  • salsas, pickles, pasta sauces


There are still opportunities to focus on outdoor cooking and entertaining. But don’t just focus on grilling! This time of year people are cooking on portable camp stoves, charcoal BBQs, over campfires, in RVs, on the beach or at their Air BnB.  And they’re eating while moving!

Also think about pool parties, outdoor movie nights, picnics, impromptu neighbourhood get togethers, sports tournaments – anywhere people are gathering, they’ll want food and cold drinks.


This one is a little wild for me as back to school here is always after labour day in September but, a lot of areas go back as early as August. I’ll have more ideas for this next month but have it on your radar and start planning your BTS content for all your platforms.

This is just a smattering of ideas – take them and run with them. Shape them to fit your niche and content. The hardest part about June and July is narrowing it down to a few topics.

Now’s the time to get started. Plan out your June newsletter calendar and batch write your emails. Schedule them and you’re good to go!

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