When to Buy/In Season:
Artichokes are in season all year, with best supplies in March, April, and May

How to Select:
Look for stems that are crisp, not limp, with cut ends that look freshly cut, not dried. The leaves should be fresh and glossy.

Organic Issues:
Sensitive to pesticides and overfertilization.

Pesticide Issues:
EWG 2009 Dirty Dozen, collard greens rank #13 for highest levels of pesticide residues

How to Store:
Store in the refrigerator, and use within 3 days

Photo Source: JenWaller

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