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. Buying locally grown produce is the best: local produce is less likely to be damaged, uses less energy to transport, ripens more naturally and you support your local economy.

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

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula (Rocket)
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Dandelion greens
  • Fava Beans
  • Fiddlehead Fern
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks (end of season)
  • Lettuce (leaf and head)
  • Limes
  • Morel Mushrooms
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peas
  • Ramps
  • Rhubarb
  • Shallots
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Onions
  • Turnips
  • Watercress