Did you know that enjoying foods during the peak window of freshness in the growing and harvesting cycle can be beneficial to your health? Fruits and veggies taste better and are more nutrient-dense, affordable, and easier to find when they’re in season. There are environmental benefits, too. Because they don’t have to be shipped from far away when they’re in season and grown locally, it cuts down on transportation and refrigeration costs, not to mention reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
Here are just a few of the delicious fruits and veggies that are in season in the spring: asparagus, avocados, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, mushrooms, onions, peas, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, and turnips. Keep in mind that the list may vary based on your geographic location and weather, so check with your local farmers’ market for a more robust selection!