Get Fresh! Produce Guide for Spring

Buying and cooking fresh spring produce when it's in season -- like strawberries, artichokes, sugar snap peas, asparagus and more -- is good for the planet, saves you money and is guaranteed to taste better. See what to look for, plus get recipes to try.
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Buying and cooking fresh spring produce when it's in season -- like strawberries, artichokes, sugar snap peas, asparagus and more -- is good for the planet, saves you money and is guaranteed to taste better. See what to look for, plus get recipes to try.

ARTICHOKES

spinach and cheesy potatoes

At the market, look for small, round artichokes with tightly packed leaves that squeak when squeezed.

More on how to buy, serve and cook with artichokes

Try it in Spinach-Artichoke Dip

See all artichoke recipes

ASPARAGUS

Asparagus

Once you bring it home, store your asparagus upright in a glass filled with an inch of water until you're ready to eat it.

More on how to buy, serve and cook with asparagus

Try it in Asparagus Carbonara

See all asparagus recipes

RHUBARB

rhubarb jam and biscuits

Be sure to remove any leaves, which are inedible and possibly toxic.

More on how to buy, serve and cook with rhubarb

Try it in Biscuits with Rhubarb Jam

See all rhubarb recipes

STRAWBERRIES

strawberries

Rinse berries before serving, but leave the stems on to prevent water from being absorbed and diluting the flavor.

More on how to buy, serve and cook with strawberries

Try it in Triple-Decker Strawberry-Chicken Club Sandwiches

See all strawberry recipes

SUGAR SNAP PEAS

sugar snap peas

Refrigerate fresh peas in a plastic bag with a paper towel to keep them from spoiling. They'll be good for up to 5 days.

More on how to buy, serve and cook with sugar snap peas

Try it in Brown-Buttered Sugar Snap Peas with Pecans

See all sugar snap pea recipes

MORE SPRING PRODUCE

You should also keep an eye out for these fruits and vegetables at the market:

Fava beans

Rhubarb: See all recipes

Apricots: See all recipes

Watercress: See all recipes

Sweet Peas: See all recipes

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