What’s in Season Locally April, May and Early June

LastBiteSorelWith snows into mid-April some years, it’s hard to know exactly when spring produce will first be available here in southeastern Wisconsin. When the first green things start to appear in gardens, CSA boxes and farmers markets though, they are always a welcome sight.

Look for:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli raab
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Fiddleheads
  • Greens (arugula, beet, chard, collards, dandelion, kale, lettuce, mustard, spinach)
  • Green garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mint
  • Mushroom
  • Pac Choi
  • Pea shoots and spring peas
  • Radishes
  • Ramps
  • Rhubarb
  • Salad Turnips (Hakurei)
  • Sorrel
  • Sprouts

Featured Spring Produce: Sorrel

This tender spring green is a perennial plant (comes back each year) that can be found both cultivated in gardens and growing wild. The broad leaves of the sorrel plant are bright green with a bold, lemony flavor. Cooked or eaten raw, a little fresh sorrel is a great way to brighten up a early spring salad.

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