You can better plan your meals around what’s in season with the seasonal produce guide available from Natural Resources Defense Council.
With the arrival of spring, we here in the northeast can look forward to the following fruits and vegetables coming into season: apples, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, arugula, beets, bok choy, chard, collard, cress, dandelion, kale, mustard greens, sorrel, turnip, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, peas (snap and snow), radishes, rhubarb, spinach, sprouts, and strawberries.
Eating seasonally is a great reason to try new foods. Recipe sites like Allrecipes, Epicurious, Food Network, and Cooking Light all offer recipes by season. Martha Stewart, as always, goes above and beyond with her Seasonal Produce Recipe Guide. In addition to seasonal recipes, it lets you know what produce is in season, what to look for when selecting a particular type of produce, and how it should be stored.
Try eating seasonally. Your taste buds, wallet, and planet will thank you!