New York has fresh fruits and vegetables all year long!
Tender greens like spinach, collard, kale, mustard and lettuce are coming up and ready to perk up lunch or dinner. Or try fresh rhubarb for a delicious pie, quick bread or sauce.
The sun is shining and the warm weather brings us much more variety across the state. Bring your family to a pick-your-own strawberries farm in early summer. Later, enjoy yummy cherries, melons and plums.
Look for local broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes and summer squash. And who could think about summer without New York’s sweet corn?
Apples and pears are a couple of fall’s superstars. The whole family can have fun picking apples. You can also enjoy all of the season’s hearty vegetables like beets, cabbage, potatoes, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.
When stored properly, some of our local fresh fruits and veggies will last a long time – like apples, cabbage, beets, potatoes, winter squash, onions, and carrots. Look for them in your local food store or winter farmer’s market.
For more information on New York’s produce, go to the Pride of New York website!
Photo Credit: “Arlington: Courthouse Farmers Market” by Cliff / CC BY 2.0