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Get Fresh! Guide to In-Season Produce

Buying fresh seasonal produce is good for the planet, saves you money and is guaranteed to taste better--so pick up the goods Mother Nature intended. We show you what to look for, how to buy it and recipes to try when you get home.
WINTER PRODUCE
winter

Buy it: Brussels sprouts, chicory, collard greens, escarole, fennel, grapefruit, kale, limes, parsnips, radicchio, tangerines and turnips.

Cook it: Roast root veggies to unearth their natural sweetness, and toss winter greens into soups. Use seasonal fruits to spark up salads.

 
SPRING PRODUCE
spring

Buy it: Asparagus, artichokes, apricots, fava beans, rhubarb, strawberries, sweet peas and watercress

Cook it: Minimal prep and cooking is needed to enjoy what's at the market. Slice and eat!

 
SUMMER PRODUCE
summer produce

Buy it: Berries, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, melons, okra, peas, rhubarb, stone fruit, summer squash, tomatillos and tomatoes.

Cook it: Use juicy, thirst-quenching fruits, grilled or sautéed, to complement a savory dish. Vegetables can also be thrown on the grill for extra flavor with little effort.

 
FALL PRODUCE
winter

Buy it: Apples, cranberries, dates, figs, mushrooms, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, swiss chard and winter squash

Cook it: Brighten hearthy dishes, perfect for the increasingly brisk weather, with the acidity of fall fruits. Vegetables are versatile this time of year, easily going from soup to side dish.

 
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