For any party where you are making and serving food, fresh veggies are always your best option. Fresh, local, in-season vegetables will make your dinner or buffet so much tastier! While making plans for a spring party, consider packing your menu with the food that is “in season” – items being harvested during the spring months. Here are some examples:

  • Peppers
  • Rhubarb
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Kumquats (early spring)
  • Avocados
  • Cherries (end of spring)
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Artichokes
  • Lemons (early spring)
  • Parsley

These are just a few suggestions, but a bright spring salad or roast vegetables are easy dishes with juicy ripe fruit and vegetables that are in season in spring! As the cold weather breaks (for most of us), play around with your entertaining menus to include some of the best food of the season. As always, perform a trial run of any dishes you haven’t yet mastered – who knows, your new signature dish could be as easy as a quick trip to your local market.