I'm eager to type this post because SPRING is just around the corner! You wouldn't know it with our -30 degree temperatures in Alberta, Canada but in just a few days we will be above zero and able to get out of the house and shake off our cabin fever. Officially Spring is March 20th and that just puts a little bounce in my step and extra sweetness in my coffee. Not only do I love Spring and all the comes with it like the snow melting, fresh warm air, getting outside for walks, the park and picnics, it also comes with some of the most delicious in-season produce. Crunchy sweet green vegetables like peas, beans and broccoli, fresh herbs and more fruit. I love it! This list of in-season produce will help you plan delicious Spring meals and get the best quality fruit and veggies as well as the best price.
Note that your area may have slightly different in-season produce. This list says that sweet corn is in season which I'm sure it is in the U.S. but here in Canada we enjoy our Southern Alberta Sweet Corn in summer. This is also peak time for California strawberries, yet our Canadian grown Okanagan strawberries are also in-season in summer. Just something to keep in mind.
Information from Fruits & Veggies More Matters
In-season produce for Spring (March, April, May):
- (try Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Hollandaise Sauce, Spaghetti with Smoked Mozzarella, Asparagus and Prosciutto)
- (try Tomato/Avocado/Mozza Salad and Guacamole)
- (try Beef & Broccoli)
- Green Beans
- (try Beef with Green Beans in Peanut Sauce)
- Snow Peas
- Sugar Snap Peas
- (try Firecracker Shrimp Bowties)
- (try Citrus Spinach Salad)
- Sweet Corn