Ah, Spring. The flowers are blooming, the chill is leaving the air and the birds are coming back to sing. Nothing feels better than throwing the windows open and letting in the fresh air after a long, hard winter. We’ve been cooped up for too long! Springtime signals the return of going outdoors!

It also signifies the season of cleaning, which isn’t merely relegated to our closets, baseboards and the little lip above the microwave that always tends to get super janky. It also signals the need to clean up our diets. Along with saying goodbye to the bitter cold is the desire to say goodbye to the heavy, rich comfort foods we’ve been subsisting on through the unforgiving blast of winter and hello to lighter, fresher fare filled with seasonal offerings.

So, what foods are at the height of freshness for spring? The list is long and gorgeous!

  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Cardoons
  • Carrots
  • Chard and other greens
  • Cherries
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Fiddleheads
  • Garlic scapes/green garlic
  • Grapefruit
  • Green onions/scallions
  • Greens
  • Kiwi
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kumquats
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Morels
  • Navel oranges
  • Nettles
  • New Potatoes
  • Parsley
  • Pea Greens
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Ramps
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Onions
  • Turnips

Not sure where to start? No worries! From guiding you through buying the best seasonal produce to giving you picnic and potluck ideas, we have all the info and inspiration you need to take full advantage of this season’s bounty. Take a look at all the tips and treats we have in store and spring into spring!