Nutrition Tips

Purchasing Seasonal Produce

Posted on April 26, 2024

The long-waited arrival of spring is finally here! Many of us are looking to take advantage of springs first produce. Knowing what fruits and vegetables are in season can be beneficial from an economic standpoint as well as taste. Seasonal produce can be acquired from a variety of sources such as having your own garden, farmers market, being part of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group, as well as the grocery store. Many times, local grocery stores will also offer in-season produce at a cost-effective price.

The United States Department of Agriculture provides a seasonal produce guide which is a great resource to utilize so you have an idea on what produce is likely to be in season. Here is the link to the website:

If you enjoy fresh produce, take advantage of it, however, keep in mind, frozen foods are nutritious as well since they are picked and packed at their seasons peak. Many times, frozen foods offer cost savings as well.

This Asparagus Beef Sauté recipe from Taste of Home is a delicious way to utilizes in season asparagus and pair it with beef for a nutrient-rich recipe.

Holly Swee, RD, LN

Build Your Base Director of Nutrition