IN SEASON SPRING 2015

EDIBLE SEASON

Get Fresh, Buy Local — What’s in Season: Spring

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Spring gradually inches its way forward, bud by bud, blossom by blossom, and bee by bee. Our steadfast and determined local farmers have been busy in their greenhouses and fields, preparing for a productive season ahead. With the arrival of longer days and warmer weather, our cravings for sunshine and a new crop of produce can finally be satiated.

As crisp lettuces, zesty microgreens, savory morels, slender asparagus, snappy peas, and bright rhubarb edge their way onto the market, you can “spring clean” your palate with these fresh flavors. Eating with the seasons will challenge and inspire the adventurous cook inside of you to find delicious ways to prepare rhubarb, garlic scapes, kohlrabi, and other unusual fleeting crops. Staying in-tune with what is available will give you a deep appreciation of these foods and their peak flavors in this present moment. Enjoy it while it lasts!

This spring, renew your commitment to local food by reconnecting with a local farmer – after the long winter, they’ll be just as happy to see you again as you are them.

RECIPES

RADISH CUCUMBER MANGO SALSA

HONEY LEMON PUDDING

STRAWBERRY RASPBERRY CHIA COMPOTE

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BREAKOUT

In-season produce reaps the freshest flavor and the peak nutrition your body needs right now. Here’s what to look for on the produce aisle or at the local farmers’ market.

EARLY SPRING

Lettuces/Salad Mix
Micro greens (year-round)
Morel Mushrooms
Radishes
Spinach
Starter Plants/Transplants

MID-SPRING

Arugula
Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Fava Beans
Fresh Herbs
Garlic Scapes
Green Garlic
Green Onions/Scallions
Lettuce
Kale
Pea shoots
Peas
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Strawberries
Spring Garlic
Starter Plants/Transplants
Swiss Chard

LATE SPRING

Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Collard Greens
Flowers
Fresh Herbs
Green Beans
Green Onions/Scallions
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Spring Onions
Peas
Potatoes
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Squash Blossoms
Strawberries
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Turnips

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