This is a bountiful moment in a shoulder season. As the weather waivers between cold and hot, staple winter crops remain and favorite summertime foods appear. But it’s worth appreciating spring for its own distinctive merit — a time when the natural world comes alive again, marked by the chirp of baby birds and flowers in first bloom. It’s fitting that this prolific season can be celebrated with a myriad of produce.
This list includes foods in season in the southeastern region. We are big advocates for eating locally (and this is the time — farmers markets are back in full swing!), but mindful shoppers can also feel at ease when purchasing foods that are at least regional. When in doubt, phone a farmer.
Captivate the beginning of strawberry and tomato season with our Gluten Free Tomato-Strawberry Pie. We’re not being hyperbolic when we say it might just change your life.
While carrots are still around, try our Carrot Hummus with Gochujang and Hemp Oil.
Story by Jodi Cash
Photo by Paige French