May – Seasonal Favorites

time to find your neighborhood market!

Pretty much every neighborhood in Philadelphia has a market that sets up during the growing season. Check out the Food Trusts comprehensive list organized by day of the week along with a map to find out when your local market opens.

springs best offerings

Some produce is best in spring. It either doesn’t grow any other time or it just isn’t the same.

asparagus

Tender spring shoots are so much better than their woody counterparts.

Roasted Garlic Asparagus by Epicurious

garlic scapes

The curly green tops of garlic are only available in spring.

Garlic Scape Pesto by Food52

greens

Greens are best grown in cooler weather which is why they taste best this time of year.

Basic Vinaigrette Dressing with 8 Variations by Food.com

peas & beans

Spring peas & fava beans. So sweet in spring & totally worth the effort; cooking unnecessary.

Down & Dirty: Shelling Peas, Snap Peas, Snow Peas by Food52

strawberries

Tiny tender spring strawberries that are red & juicy the whole way through; eat them as fast as you can.

9 Ways to Celebrate Strawberry Season by Food52

apricots

If you have never had a tree ripened apricot in the spring….you probably hate apricots.

The Canal House’s Wine-Poached Apricots with Ricotta by Food52