The Fruits and Vegetables of Spring 2011

It’s that time of year again.  Time to clean out the clutter and heaviness Winter left behind and lighten up with the growth and renewal of Spring.  With this comes a change in dress, energy, and as you would expect, diet.  So say goodbye to heavy stews and casseroles and welcome the beauty of bright and colorful seasonal produce.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables benefit from optimal freshness, taste, and nutrients, not to mention financial savings. The greater abundance of crops during their respective season is generally much easier on the wallet.  If your neighborhood provides it or you’re feeling ambitious, check out your local farmer’s market for not only what’s in season, but also what’s local.  Buying locally adds an entirely new level of freshness and taste. When fruits and vegetables are shipped all over the world they must be harvested early and kept in refrigerators to prevent rotting during transportation, all the while diminishing nutrients and flavor.  If you’re looking for the best taste and value your produce has to offer, here are the fruits and vegetables of Spring.

* Some of the items may vary slightly from region to region; to see what’s in season and local to your region, see this great website specific to your state!

The Fruits and Vegetables of Spring:

Apricots Artichokes Arugula Asparagus Avocado
Beets Carrots Celeriac Chard Cherries
Chives Collards Fava Beans Fennel Fiddlehead Ferns
Garlic Grapefruit Kiwi Leeks Lemons
Lettuce Mango Mint Morels Navel Oranges
Nettles Parsley Petit Pois Pineapple Radishes
Ramps Rhubarb Scallions Spinach Spring Onions
Strawberries Sugar Snap Peas Turnips Watercress Watermelon

DK

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