Food

What’s in Season for Spring?

It’s time to shake off the last snowflakes of winter and eat fresh, beautiful food. Spring has arrived!

Go on an adventure and take a trip to your local farmer’s market this weekend. What’s available where you live will certainly vary, but exploring is half the fun! 

Pro tip: See a new fruit or veggie and don’t know how to prepare it? Just ask the grower. They’ll always have a few new ideas to try.

Here’s some of the most common produce in-season during spring. Use our handy guide as a starting point to bring the best flavors to your table:

Green Bites
Artichokes, asparagus, fresh peas and broccoli are just a few of the hearty green veggies you can find this season. They’re amazing in soups, stir-frys, scrambles and more. 

Leafy Greens
Leafy wonderful things, like mild butter lettuce, Belgian endive, collard greens, spinach, and Swiss chard can do a lot more than simply fill a salad – although they’re great at that, too. 

Get Some Reds 
Rhubarb and strawberries are going to start making an appearance, lending a sweet treat to any dish you’re preparing. 

Keep a Lookout for…
Try something new this season with unusual and different produce. Fiddleheads (edible, young fern shoots that are curled up), ramps (small, garlicky greens similar to wild onions and leeks), and sunchokes (the roots of sunflowers) are just some of the treasures you can uncover at your local market.

Once you’re back with your haul from the market, try recipes like Rachael’s Ultimate Springtime Risotto or these 14 delish springtime dishes.

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