April 29, 2014

SPRING BOUNTY

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy fresh vegetables in season. Although we can get springtime vegetables all year round, these taste particularly good this time of year. While you are in your local grocery store, keep an eye out for fresh lettuce, cabbage, spinach, chard, mustard greens, and Brussels sprouts. Peas are particularly good this time of year, including snow peas and sugar snap peas. Spring is also the time to watch for asparagus, artichokes, turnips, beets, and leeks. If you have access to a farmers’ market or seasonal roadside stands, you will generally find the freshest fruits and vegetables there. Keep your eye out for these stands springing up, and check your local newspaper for listings of local farmers’ markets.