It’s that time again to enjoy the fruits of your local farmers labor and stock up on this spring season’s fresh fruits and vegetables. Check out your local supermarket and farmer’s market for some amazing in-season produce now. Here is a list of just 8 of the best seasonal fruits and vegetables that you should be buying and eating now.
8 In-Season Spring Fruits and Vegetables You Should Buy Now
Strawberries. Being the first fruit of the season in warmer areas, strawberries are available at most supermarkets and local farmers markets. Fresh, ripe strawberries are best eaten alone but are a great addition to desserts and salads. Here are 10 strawberry recipes to try.
Asparagus. Since asparagus is widely available and most cost effective when it’s in season, it is a perfect addition for soups, salads, and grilled as a side dish or even an entrée. Here are 10 asparagus recipes to make with in season asparagus.
Radishes. Although they are around all year long, radishes are crunchier, sweeter, and a little smaller in the Spring. They are popular to plant since they grow quickly and their spicy crunch adds to spring salads and dinners.
Cherries. Sweet cherry season starts in the late Spring and continues into summer, but it’s over before you know it. Look for bright and shiny cherries and be careful how you handle them because any bruising can ruin their sweet flavor. Here are 10 amazing uses for cherries.
Citrus fruits. Oranges, grapefruits, and lemons grow year round in warmer climates, however, early Spring brings us a long harvest season well into the summer. Meyer lemons and grapefruits are juicier and sweeter in the Spring and are great in fresh fruit salads.
Peas. All our favorite peas such as sugar snap, snow, and green peas are available year round, but peak in April. They are low in fat and high in fiber and are a great source of plant protein. Use in fresh spring salads or as a side dish.
Apricots. With a peak season of May through August and loaded with potassium, vitamin C, and fiber, these sweet treats are must have from your local farmer’s market and grocery store.
Beets. These root vegetables are in season and high in many vitamins and minerals including potassium, fiber, and vitamins A, B, & C to name a few. The beets are excellent when roasted and added to salads or sliced as a dinner side dish.