What's in Season: April Fruits & Vegetables

Artichokes in a basket
Artichokes. David Freund/Photodisc/Getty Images

Cooking with the seasons means choosing fruits and vegetables that are at the peak of freshness and flavor and for the purposes of freshness, April is a fabulous month for choice!  Buying locally grown produce is the best: local produce is less likely to be damaged, uses less energy to transport, ripens more naturally. In fact, when fruits and vegetables have been allowed to ripen on the vine for consumption -- they taste sweeter and have significantly more intense flavor.

 And, locally sourced produce helps the local economy as well.

Some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for April include: