The Fruits and Vegetables of Spring 2012

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  ~Charles Dickens

Spring has officially arrived, and with warmer weather and longer days comes a bright new crop of fresh fruits and vegetables.  So why not ‘spring clean’ your diet, lose the heavy fare of fall and winter, and load up with the deliciously light bounty of spring.  Shopping the best of what’s in-season will not only provide the most nutritional value, it will also provide the best flavor and value.  Here’s what to look for on the produce aisle or at the local farmers’ market.  Depending on your region, growing seasons and crop availability may vary.

The Fruits and Vegetables of Spring 2012:

Apricots Artichokes Arugula Asparagus Avocado
Beets Carrots Celeriac Chard Cherries
Chives Collard Greens 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

*For more information, check out this great website specific to your state.

DK

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