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