March 05, 2024 2 min read 0 Comments

As winter fades and spring arrives, it brings along a bounty of fresh fruits and veggies ready to be enjoyed fresh or transformed into tasty fermented treats.

In this article, we'll explore some of the seasonal produce available in North America during springtime and how you can use them for fermentation.


  1. Asparagus: Tender and versatile, try this Fermented Asparagus recipe. 
  2. Cabbage: Crunchy and sweet, spring cabbage is perfect for making the classic that everyone loves - Sauerkraut.
  3. Carrots: Sweet and colorful. Fermented carrots are great for snacking or adding to salads. Try this Carrot-Ginger Kraut recipe. 
  4. Celery: Great as a snack, in salads, on sandwiches, or even in soups. Try this Fermented Celery recipe. 
  5. Collard Greens & Kale: Super nutritious and when fermented, it really is a nutrition bomb! Try this Kale Kimchi recipe (you can swap kale for collard greens or use both).
  6. Radishes: One of the most beautiful ferments. Can be enjoyed on a salad, as a snack or with a charcuterie/cheese board. Try this Fermented Radish recipe.
  7. Rhubarb: Tangy rhubarb can be fermented into a unique condiment for meats or cheeses or into Rhubarb Shrub
  8. Beets: Earthy, sweet and beautiful deep red color. Can be enjoyed as a crunchy snack, a colorful and nutritious side dish, and a bright and easy topping for a variety of dishes. Try this Fermented Beets recipe. 
  9. Parsnips: Earthy and sweet. Fermenting it will turn the worst parsnip critics into parsnip fans! Try this Fermented Parsnips recipe. 



  1. Cherries: Juicy cherries make delightful fermented chutneys or ice cream topping. Try this Fermented Cherries recipe. 
  2. Apricots: Fragrant and slightly tart, apricots are perfect for making preserves or chutney. Try this Fermented Apricots recipe. 
  3. Pineapple: While not native, pineapple adds a tropical twist to fermented salsa or you can make a Tepache from pineapple scraps. 


Spring offers an abundance of fresh, colorful and delicious produce. Whether you're preserving veggies or experimenting with fruits, spring is the perfect time to dive into fermentation. So grab your favorite ingredients and get ready to enjoy tasty and nutritious fermented creations.

And if you're still looking for your perfect Fermentation Kit that will make preserving food extra easy, check our Complete Fermentation Kit

This kit has everything needed–even the recipes–to start fermenting probiotic-rich vegetables and fruits in Mason jars. A tool is included for every step of the process, from pounding the vegetables, weighting them below the brine, and automatically venting the gas.

Happy fermenting!


Let us know if you've tried any of these awesome recipes and how you liked them in the comments section. You can also share them on social media and tag @masontops. 🥰