At the market, look for small, round artichokes with tightly packed leaves that squeak when squeezed.
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.
Be sure to remove any leaves, which are inedible and possibly toxic.
Rinse berries before serving, but leave the stems on to prevent water from being absorbed and diluting the flavor.
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.
You should also keep an eye out for these fruits and vegetables at the market: