Almost everything you need for this salad can be purchased at your local farmers’ market at the height of summer: sweet peaches, creamy goat cheese, and aromatic basil the key components! Enjoy the season while it lasts!
Winter in California is the season for peppery arugula. Several years ago my parents planted some arugula in their garden and for years the arugula would re-seed itself, taking over the entire garden with a flourish, starting in December.
While mature arugula can be almost too intense to eat raw (best for left for cooking), young baby arugula is perfect for salads, and can easily be found in markets these days.