What’s in Season
Selecting seasonal produce is the best way to ensure you are buying the freshest fruit and vegetables available. Seasonal produce can also have a higher nutritional value than produce that has been stored for long periods.
Warm up this season with a hearty vegetable soup. Pumpkins, leeks and potatoes are all in season. Mushrooms are a great source of protein to combat those winter flu.
Bananas are still in season. Keep some on hand for a nutritious snack. Spring is the time for artichokes, and if you haven’t tried cooking them, they’re not as difficult as you may think. Those with a sweet tooth, enjoy strawberries while they’re in season.
Hot summer days and a refreshing slice of watermelon – they are made for each other. And if you prefer something to fleshy to bite into, stone fruits like peaches, mangoes, nectarines and cherries are all around. Check what else is in harvest this season.
It’s the season for stir-fries, pears and apples as March sees Asian greens hitting the markets, pears come into season in April, and apples not far behind in May.