In most places in North America, spring seasonal fruits and vegetables include blueberries, apricots, strawberries, asparagus, carrots, and leafy greens such as spinach and kale. The types of spring fruits and veggies that are in season will depend on where you live, but you can easily find out which are available in your area by looking for local produce in your grocery store or visiting local farmer’s markets.
Why you should buy seasonal fruits and vegetables:
- More cost effective: When produce is in season locally, the abundance of a specific crop usually makes it less expensive.
- Optimal flavour: Locally grown produce is fresher and more flavourful than produce that is chilled and shipped. Produce that is not in season is picked when it is still immature, which causes nutrient loss and greatly affects the overall flavour.
- Freshness: Seasonal fruits and veggies are picked at the ideal ripeness and are therefore more flavourful.
- Local means less pesticides: Produce that is shipped contains higher levels of residual pesticides.
Here are ten delicious, toddler-friendly recipes that are perfect for the spring season:
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