Spring is in the Air!

23 03 2010


Fresh local asparagus should be available in about five or six weeks in Southern Ontario


It’s finally spring!  I’m a couple of days late acknowledging the change of season because I was getting some much needed sun in Florida last week.  Ironically, there were a couple of days when the weather was worse in South Florida than it was in Toronto, which is always surprising in March.

One of the highlights of my trip (aside from visiting some friends I miss very much) was enjoying fresh produce such as tomatoes, peppers and fruit that hadn’t been shipped hundreds of miles.  Their flavour was fresher and brighter and got me excited about the upcoming spring and summer markets.  Of course, we’re still weeks away from anything local in most parts of Canada but the wait will be well worth it when we finally enjoy those first green spears of asparagus and fiddleheads. They usually show up at the market in late April / early May and I can’t wait!

I saw a small flower poking up through the dirt this morning so with some patience, the landscape will soon be green and lush and we’ll be enjoying the first vegetables of spring.

Bon Appétit and Happy Spring!





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