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Apples

Apples

More than a hundred kinds of apples are sold in U.S. markets, and they’re all packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that will at least help keep the doctor away. 
Apricots

Apricots 

High in vitamin A and C,  apricots have been sun-dried in the Middle East for thousands of years. Today most of America’s crop comes from California.
Steamed artichoke

Artichokes 

An edible thistle, the globe artichoke rewards those who brave its thorns with delicate flavor and an elegant presentation.
Arugula

Arugula

Also called rocket, this peppery, nutty, slightly bitter little green perks up salads and sandwiches.
Asparagus

Asparagus

Adults await the arrival of asparagus each spring almost as eagerly as their kids await the Easter Bunny. Besides being delicious, asparagus is an especially good source of folate. 
Avocado

Avocado

The basis of guacamole, rich, buttery avocados (also known as alligator pears) are high in fat, but it’s the good, monounsaturated kind that helps lower cholesterol—just eat them in moderation.

what's in season

Fruits and vegetables at their peak right now.

   
  • Cherries
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Peaches
  • Cucumber
  • Blueberries
  • Arugula
  • Sweet corn
  • Fiddlehead Ferns
  • Tomatoes
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