12 Fruits and Vegetables That Peak in the Spring
Spring has returned, meaning you don't have to eat another root vegetable for months if you don't want to. If you eat with the seasons (and hey, even if you don't), few events on the food calendar beat when those first asparagus spears appear at the market. They signify that you have a wonderful stretch of fresh produce ahead of you; a months-long run through a rainbow of fruits and vegetables about to begin.
In reality, that run begins as more of a walk. Spring produce comes into season slowly—one here, one there, one delicate vegetable or allium at a time. What's available when and where will vary, to some degree, by region. But here's what to look for, generally, now that the season has turned and spring's first crops are arriving.