What Produce Is in Season This Spring?
After a long winter of slow-cooker stew and comforting mac and cheese, it’s time to start looking forward to the thaw, and the bounty of fresh and affordable seasonal produce that comes with it. So when you head down to the farmers' market this spring, make sure you're armed with our list of this season's best fruits and veggies.
ApricotsPacked with vitamin-C, this California-grown fruit becomes available nationwide beginning in mid-April.
ArtichokesJust like last month, artichokes are still in season, still grown almost exclusively in California, and still freakin’ delicious with a vat of melted butter.
ArugulaThanks to coastal, temperate growing areas, this leafy cold weather crop is grown year-round starting in May.
AsparagusThe stout-stemmed crop is one of the first to debut in spring and is easy to find almost anywhere, as it's grown throughout the country.
BeetsPrimarily grown in the mid-west, this lil' root veggie reaches peak season in June.
BlueberriesYou could bake a blueberry pie year-round, but you should wait until mid-April when this East Coast-grown fruit comes in season.
BroccoliThe majority of the country’s broccoli is grown out of California, but local markets across the country will be stocking it in bulk come June.
Butter LettuceThis cool-weather green with a sweet flavor and tender texture reaches its peak in early May.
CabbageCabbage is still boring, but it’s grown in all 50 states, so it's around if you want it.
CarrotsCalifornia grows 'em year-round, but peak carrot season begins in June.
Collard GreensThis cool-climate vegetable grows in the Northeast, but appears nationwide starting in May.
CornA veritable barbecue staple, corn season kicks off in June and lasts all summer long.
Fava BeansHannibal Lecter’s favorite legume is back in season and ready to pair with Chianti and whatever kind of liver you prefer. I don't know your life.
GrapefruitsIt's Florida-grown and harvested in April, which means your Instagram will be bogged down with breakfast health hashtags for the foreseeable future.