Spring is the time for green and this spring came early so there is plenty. I can't believe it's already late April.
Here is the local produce that is in season or will be shortly:
Asian greens, arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, chard, cilantro, cling peaches, collards, dill, early onions, early tomatoes, garlic greens, favas, fennel, fenugreek, garbanzos, greens, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lentils, lettuce, oregano,new potatoes, parsley, parsnip, parsnip, radishes, rosemary, sage, snap beans, snap/snow peas, shallots, spinach, strawberries, thyme, turnips, watercress.
Find local produce in season at a farmer's market like White Rock Local Market, the Dallas Farmer's Market, McKinney Farmer's Market, Grapevine Farmer's Market, or Frisco Farmer's Market. An alternative to shopping the farmer's makets for local food is to join a co-op like Urban Acres that buys local produce or join a CSA. CSA stands for community supported agriculture. You invest in the farm and get a share weekly or bi-monthly depending on your arrangement. Greenling is a company that works with local farmers and delivers to your door if you don't have time to shop the market or pick up a share.
These are the best options for getting the freshest locally grown foods with the fewest miles on them. The fresher the food the more nutritionally dense it is. When you buy local foods you are making an investment in your community, get better tasting food, and support your health. Everybody wins!