Spring is for Salad

Eat Local!


What's In Season?

Spring is for Salad

After a long winter, spring comes to us with a plethora of local foods!  Eating with the seasons ensures you are getting the freshest and most nutritious food in your diet.  Spring is a great time for salads with a variety of greens from lettuce and kale to spinach and swiss chard.  Toss in a few root veggies like shredded radish, diced salad turnips, and green onions!

Look for these spring ingredients at your local grocer or farmers' market:

  • Asparagus
  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Green Onions
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Microgreens
  • Pea Shoots
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Strawberries!
  • Turnips
Nebraska Seasonality Chart

Where to find local?

Direct from the farmer is best!  But local foods can also be found in abundance at farmers' markets and locally-owned grocery stores. Search in our online food directory to find local food near you.

Your tastebuds will thank you!

Online Food Guide

Taste the Local Difference

Georgia Jones, Extension Food Specialist cooking

Discover Seasonal Cooking

Georgia Jones, Extension Food Specialist & Associate Professor of Nutrition and Health Sciences, is a food scientist by training, but a foodie by practice. Visit Georgia's website to discover easy and fun recipes that use seasonal ingredients!

Discover Seasonal Cooking