Do you have spring fever yet? Are you counting the days until bundles of green reappear at your farmer's markets? For those of us who will be waiting for weeks before the first stalk of asparagus pokes its head out of the ground, here's a roundup of favorite spring produce to help hold us over. What are you most looking forward to?
This time of year is difficult for a Midwesterner. Recipes for spring produce are popping up everywhere but the local produce options are even more scarce than they were in December. And while temperatures have started to rise, we know they'll inevitably drop back down again before spring truly arrives.
It's the final stretch of winter, but it seems to be the hardest. Would you agree? What produce can't you wait to snatch up as soon as it arrives in your local market? What spring recipes can't you wait to try?
Tell us all about it in the comments. You'll feel better if you do. We promise.
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(Images: Emily Ho, Joanna Miller, Kathryn Hill, Elizabeth Passarella)