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I cook on pretty much a daily basis all year long and always make it a point to use as much local produce as possible. I know it's not very novel, but the reality of cooking this way in a place with real, distinct seasons means that I'm chopping it up in times of great abundance and also in months that don’t have a ton of variety. Don’t get me wrong, I love the challenge of going to the farmers’ market on a cold February morning and facing boxes of nearly frozen cabbage and wintered onions and coming up with ways to somehow turn them into comforting, delicious dishes. But, what's better than strolling the aisles of abundant summer ingredients when the only real challenge is not buying everything? With April’s showers behind us, and summer quickly approaching, here are the 25 fruits, veggies, and types of fish to start buying, stat.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass