At The Farmer’s Market: March

Rhubarb is in season now throughout summer. Look for bright colored stalks. To store them, wrap in a damp paper tower and put it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator (lasts up to 3 weeks)

Strawberries won’t be in season for another month, but when they are, a strawberry-rhubarb crisp or pie with a granola crust would be delightful.  Or expand your rhubarb horizons and make a rhubarb-mustard sauce for fish or chicken.

 

Asparagus is in full swing! The season lasts from February through May. The smaller spears will taste better. If the ends are moist they’ve been recently picked. To store, wrap in a damp paper tower and put it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator (lasts 4 days to 1 week). Roasted asparagus with olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese is always a favorite. Or think outside the box and make a bowl of roasted asparagus soup.

 

Last of the season: brussel sprouts, blood oranges, and mandarins will be out of season in a few weeks. Pears will be in season through April and then they are done too.