Zucchini Squash Returns! Spring Veggies Abound in Local Farmers Markets


It’s true that local farmers markets are teeming with freshly plucked late-spring fruits such as strawberries, apricots, nectarines and peaches, but let’s not forget the vegetables—now’s the time to snatch up bountiful basketfuls of lovely green and yellow zucchini squash (and its blossoms), fava beans, artichokes, sugar snap peas and garlic. In fact, if you haven’t visited your neighborhood farmers’ market in a few months, now’s the time to stock up—not only on produce, but on locally crafted olive oil, cheeses, nuts, eggs and meats. Want to know where to shop (and support small family farmers in the process)? Check out the Certified California-Grown Farmers’ Market website