Spring

Spinach

How to select for best flavor: Select fresh, crisp-looking bunches with dark-green leaves. Avoid dry, yellowish leaves or leaves that are wilted, slimy or turning black.   Peak of...
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Spring

Rhubarb

  How to select for best flavor: Choose firm, crisp, straight and fairly thick stalks. Color will not help in determining ripeness, but it can let you know if...
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Spring

Radish

How to select for best flavor: Look for radishes that are smooth, bright-looking, firm and well-formed. If the greens are attached, they should be fresh and green. The condition...
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Spring

Pea

How to select for best flavor: The best way to test the freshness of peas is to break a pod open and taste one of the peas inside. Another...
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Spring

Garlic

How to select for best flavor: Select firm, dry bulbs with crackly, papery skin. Avoid bulbs that have mold, soft spots or sprouts.   Peak of the season: Garlic...
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Spring

Celery

How to select for best flavor: Buy bunches of celery that are well-formed and fresh-looking. Avoid bunches that have woody stalks, wilting or yellowish leaves or stalks that are...
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