10 Fruits & Veggies That Are at Peak Deliciousness Right Now


Freshfarm communications director Molly Scalise adds, "In spring, we're shopping at the farmers market for all things green!" Many leafy and non-leafy green vegetables are growing.


Strawberry season brings warmer weather and longer evenings. Their freshness peaks in May or April in southern areas. Every year, strawberries are like this.

Lettuce, Spinach, Kale & Collard Greens

In-season lettuce, spinach, kale, and collard greens should be in your cart this spring. These veggies peak, providing more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than usual.


This seasonal fruit comes back to produce departments in May, as California starts harvesting sweet cherries, explains Stemilt's marketing director, Brianna Shales Jr. Washington and Oregon also produce delicious cherries now.

Snap Peas

Late spring to early summer brings these delectable vegetables to life. Sugar snap peas have large pods and crisp texture. These ingredients make them ideal for stir-fries or raw eating at the beach or park.


Depending on weather, several mushroom species emerge from their dirt sanctuaries in late April, ready to be thrown in a substantial pasta dish or chicken Marsala.

Lemons and Limes

Since zesty fruits like lemons are produced in temperate locations like Arizona, California, and Florida, many types are at their best in late autumn and winter.

Fresh Herbs and Garlic

Spring is always full of taste and bloom owing to fresh herbs. These little yet powerful plants may transform a dish or meal. In spring and summer, basil, rosemary, sage, mint, chives, and dill thrive in warm, sunny conditions.


Hawaii supplies most of the nation's pineapples, with imports from the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Florida and California have tried their hand at it.


This makes it a popular Easter or Passover ingredient. Usually with fruit for a balanced dessert. "Fresh rhubarb is gorgeous and perfect to pair with sweet and juicy strawberries in baked goods," Scalise adds.