Welcome to April

We’ve wrestled ourselves from Old Man Winter’s wispy and withering grip! In the coming month of April, we are firmly in Springtime territory. Thank goodness we’ve got some more produce to work with; it’s time to freshen up our meal rotation. Here’s what’s in season in the mid-Atlantic region:

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cilantro
  • Collards
  • Fennel
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Morels
  • Mushrooms
  • Nettles
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Pea Shoots
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Sage
  • Scallions
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potatoes

Here are a few ideas of what to do with that bounty, from my personal recipe stash:

Radish Salad with Feta and Walnuts
Lamb Sausage with Pea Puree and Pea Sprouts
Asparagus-Spinach Pesto with Blackened Shrimp over Pasta

You can find what is in season in YOUR neck of the woods at the following links:
http://www.sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/
http://www.fieldtoplate.com/guide/

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