Seasonal Produce in April and Keeping it Fresh

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January 15, 2023
Andi Gleeson

Thank you to Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ for sponsoring this guide to April seasonal produce! Read on to find out what’s in season this month, how you can keep it fresh at home, and what to cook with all those fresh fruits and vegetables!

Don't miss this guid to April seasonal produce! Find out what's in season this month, how you can keep it fresh at home, and what to cook with all those fresh fruits and vegetables!

Hi there! How is Spring treating you so far now that we’re about a month in? We’ve had a few seriously hot days already in San Francisco, but my mom said it was 25 degrees and snowing in Maryland last week! What’s it like where you are? Whatever your weather, I hope you are starting to see more fresh fruit and veggie choices in your area.

What’s in Season?

A few of the fruits and vegetables at the peak of their season in April are asparagus, Haas avocados, mint, spring onions, peas, romaine lettuce, and rhubarb. Keep an eye out for these at your local farmer’s market and grocery stores, and stock up while you can!

Keeping It Fresh!

Remember when I told you about Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ produce containers last month? Have you tried them yet? I’m really loving these things! They seem to live up to their claim of keeping fruits and vegetables fresher longer than store packaging. So far I’ve used them for berries, spinach, romaine lettuce, and baby carrots to name a few, and everything stayed nice and fresh!

Rubbermaid Freshworks containers keep produce fresh 80% longer than grocery store packaging!

We always have baby carrots at our house because they are one of the (few) vegetables both kids like. You know how baby carrots can get too dry and white or too wet and kinda slimy in the bag they are sold in? Well, these carrots have been in the Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ container for a few days, and they are still perfect!

Rubbermaid Freshworks containers keep produce fresh 80% longer than grocery store packaging!

This romaine lettuce has been in the large produce saver for over a week, and it still looks crisp and perfect! The instructions say not to wash the produce before adding it to the container, so I just cut off the stem part of the lettuce and put the dry leaves in the box. It has been so nice to grab a few leaves here and there throughout the week for salads and sandwiches.

Rubbermaid Freshworks containers keep produce fresh 80% longer than grocery store packaging!

What to Do with All That Produce?

Now that your fridge is full of fresh spring produce, what will you do with it all? I’ve got some recipe ideas for you using each of the fruits and veggies I mentioned above. I hope you find several that you want to try!

Asparagus

Haas Avocados

Mint

Spring onions

Peas

Romaine Lettuce

Rhubarb

Thank you again to Rubbermaid for sponsoring today’s post through SocialStars!

Andi Gleeson

17 comments

Serene @ House of Yumm
8 years ago

Love this post!! Spring produce is my favorite! Plus I need new tupperware…none of my lids match the containers anymore…

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Same here! And it’s nice that these actually keep your food fresh while storing it :) Thanks, Serene!

Megan {Country Cleaver}
8 years ago

I am so glad spring is here with all this gorgeous fresh produce!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Me too! Thank you!

Katerina @ Diethood
8 years ago

This is such awesome info, Andi!! Thanks for sharing!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks for reading it :)

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
8 years ago

What an awesome resource! So many great ideas, and those containers look like something I need!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Heather. I really appreciate it!

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
8 years ago

You have my sold on these containers! I always think I have enough but the storage drawer is empty once again!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I really do love them. I hope you can find them near you, Kacey. Thank you!!

Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food
8 years ago

This is great information – I love those containers, too!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

They are super handy, Sheila. Thank you!

Annie
8 years ago

April brings some of my favorites!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
8 years ago

I will have to watch for those containers at the store. They look super practical.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

They really are, Dorothy. Thanks!

Meg @ With Salt and Wit
8 years ago

Love this! Very informative!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Meg

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