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5 Spring Vegetables and How to Choose Them

April 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Lots of things are in bloom in the springtime, including a number of nutritious vegetables. It can be difficult to decide what to purchase when you’re faced with the overwhelming possibilities in the produce aisle, however, and it helps to go in with a plan for what to look for. Here are a few veggies that are in season in the spring.

1. Artichokes. Look for artichokes with tight, firm leaves that are deep green in color. Be sure to avoid ones with black spots, because this means they’re old and already rotting.

2. Asparagus. The thickness of the asparagus doesn’t matter, but you’ll need to check if it’s bright green and firm. Avoid bunches that are drooping or peeling.

3. Peas. Whether you’re looking for snow, sugar, or snap peas, you want to choose pods that are almost translucent.

4. Spinach. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables, but you should choose only fresh leaves to maximize its health benefits. Look for bunches that are darkly colored with no signs of yellowing or breaking.

5. Rhubarb. This isn’t the most common vegetable, but rhubarb is delicious in a number of sweet dishes from pies to cobblers. Avoid limp stalks and seek out ones that are deep red in color.

Spring Clean Your Diet [Cooking Light]
Spring’s Best Fruits and Vegetables [Real Simple]

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Office Closed Thursday, April 17th

April 14, 2014 2:39 pm

Our leasing office will be closed on Thursday for a company event. If you are a current resident and need to pick up a package, we will be in the office from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, but closed thereafter. As always, if you have a maintenance emergency during this time, please call our 24/7 Service Request Hotline at 866-964-1698.

As a reminder, our office is now closed on Sundays. Should you have any deliveries for the Easter holiday, please arrange for delivery outside of the office.

Thank you!

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 11:06 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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