If you want to eat your fruits and vegetables in the month of April in New York that are fresh from the farm you have to be some one who enjoys the leafy green spring veggies. April is early in our growing season so it is difficult to get a large variety of fresh local veggies.

Later in the year the choice for local fruit and vegetable becomes so much more exciting, Blueberries, strawberries, peaches and apples. Sweet corn, tomatoes and hot peppers off the vines are all in season later in the summer.

In April we are mostly stuck with what many refer to as lawn clippings. You are familiar with them as being the weird leafy things in a salad you don't recognize. They are the vegetables that are leafy and green. Or they are small and have an onion or bitter taste.

Spring veggies are full of vitamins and very good for you. The art to enjoying a veggie fresh from the farm this time of year includes you having a open mind and the willingness to try anything once. It also requires you to grab a cookbook for some cool and interesting recipes that call for the freshness of spring.

The Spruce Eats not only walks you through what in season in April but they also have some preparation ideas that will make it so your whole family will want to eat the April veggies.

April Veggies

These may not be on the top of your list of favorite vegetables but honestly salt and pepper with a little bit of butter or olive oil could change you mind. April is truly the spring veggie month and most everything on the list of what is in season is on most peoples yuck list. However prepared right they might become your favorite.

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