What’s in Season: Spring

By Carole Whitaker | March 17, 2017
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From the rich waters of the Chesapeake, to the vibrant city of Wilmington and the historic Brandywine Valley, across the fertile farmlands of Delaware and the Eastern Shore, to the seasonal harvest of our Atlantic coastline, spring in Delmarva is an edible feast!

Peas

A sure sign of spring at the market, fresh peas should be small, bright green, and sweet. Buying bigger is not better; small, young peas will have the best flavor as their sugars have not yet turned to starch. So look for small-to-medium-size pods that are verdant and pliant. And eat them tonight! Fresh peas taste best when cooked as soon as possible after picking or purchasing.

Produce

Asparagus
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Collards
Endive
Green Onions
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Parsley
Peas
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Strawberries
Turnips

Flowers

Asiatic Lily
Calla Lily
Daffodils
Dutch Iris
Foxglove
Grape Hyacinth
Nigella
Peonies
Ranunculus
Roses
Sweet Pea
Tulips

Fish and Seafood

Black Sea Bass
Bluefish
Clams
Crab
Croaker
Flounder
Kingfish
Lobster
Oyster
Perch
Rockfish
Scallop
Shad
Softshell Crabs
Tautog
Weakfish

Year Round

Aquaculture Oysters
Beef
Chicken
Clams
Eggs
Ham
Honey
Mushrooms
Peanuts
Pork
Wine

Article from Edible Delmarva at http://edibledelmarva.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/what-s-season-spring
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