As spring arrives, our local farmers' markets and grocery stores are beginning to stock their shelves with a variety of delicious fruits and vegetables. From March to June, Switzerland shows an abundance of seasonal products that are both flavourful and healthy.
Eating seasonally is not only a great way to support local farmers and reduce your carbon footprint, it's also a way to enjoy the freshest produce at the right time. Our needs for vitamins, nutrients and energy vary according to the time of year. Seasonal fruit and vegetables play an important role in filling these gaps and providing our bodies with what they need, when they need it.
Here's a quick overview of what you can expect to find on your plate during this time of year:
Early spring is a great time for root vegetables like carrots and beets; you can also find fresh greens like spinach or chard. For fruits, look out for apples, kiwi, and rhubarb. Fill up on vitamins!
As the weather starts to warm up, April brings an even wider selection of seasonal produce. This is the time of year for asparagus, which is a popular vegetable in Switzerland. You can also find fresh herbs like chives, parsley, and dill. Other vegetables that are in season include lettuce, radishes, and snow peas.
So, next time you're at the farmers' market or grocery store, be sure to take full advantage of the delicious fruits and vegetables that Switzerland has to offer in the spring season!