Nutmeg Nanny 2

Guest post by fabulous Cabot Cheese Board member, Brandy O’Neill Blogger at Nutmeg Nanny and Freelance Recipe Developer.

Sometimes a northeastern winter feels never-ending! But deep roots never doubt: spring will come. Slowly and gently, the blossoms are showing up to remind us that winter will in fact not last forever. As fresh growth springs up, you might be finding yourself craving fresh veggies and fruit. While the spring doesn’t offer up quite as many vegetables and fruits as the summer will soon hold, there are still lots to choose from.

So, what’s in season?

In early spring you can find a lot of leafy greens and other cool-weather-loving produce. Here are just a few:

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Citrus (grapefruit, lemons)
  • Fiddleheads
  • Garlic scapes
  • Hearty greens (Swiss chard, mustard greens, dandelion greens)
  • Leeks
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Ramps
  • Strawberries

So gather the family together to celebrate spring! With all these fresh treats in season, there’s a recipe to suit every spring occasion and every taste bud. Stock up on in-season goodness and try one of these four delicious recipes for your next spring gathering.

Skillet Chicken With Cheddar Mushroom Sauce


Brown Rice Risotto with Peas and Cabot Cheddar


Arugula Salad with Cheddar Frico


Strawberry “Ice Cream”


Why cook seasonally?

Cooking what’s in season goes a long way towards supporting local farmers and farmers’ markets. Plus it’s a fun way to get into the kitchen and try out new ingredients you are less familiar with. It’s all about having fun and eating fresh delicious food. Enjoy!

For more delicious springtime recipes, please visit our recipe pages.

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