The springtime season brings with it bright blooms, sunshine, and warmer weather, which beckons many of us to fresher fare. Whether you explore the local farmer’s market or the neighborhood grocer, in-season produce is soon to be everywhere.
Not only does shopping for foods that are in season provide peak flavor, but it also connects us to Mother Earth and the energy of that particular season. Plus, eating seasonally is sustainable as in-season eats usually come from community farms, which means your purchases support local farmers and growers. In-season produce also spends less time traveling getting to you and your plate. Oh, and did we mention eating in season can potentially cost less? See, shopping in-season is not only good for you, but it is also good for your wallet and most importantly, the planet.
It is important to know that just because certain foods are seen in-store does not mean they are necessarily in-season, so it is best to familiarize yourself with what fruits, herbs, and vegetables are in season. Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, get to know your food. Here is a list of some of the foods that are in season during spring.
*All of these foods are available and in season throughout the months of March-May throughout the Midwest, but if you are wondering what is in season this spring in your part of the country, check out this seasonal food guide.
Seasonal Spring Recipes
Looking to try some seasonal springtime fare? Easily add them to your favorite meals and snacks. If you need some recipe ideas and inspiration, check out a few of our favorites below.
Add these springtime fruits, herbs, and vegetables to your weekly grocery list and take a bite out of the spring season with these super simple springtime recipes. Happy spring (eating) everyone!