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April is the Cruelest Month

April 26, 2022

a bowl of food on a wooden table

Let's taco (a bit more) 'bout local & seasonal eats

We have jokingly referenced "April is the cruelest month," the opening line of T.S. Eliot's masterful 1922 poem The Waste Land, when talking about sourcing and seasonality. The root vegetable supplies are depleted from winter, and the bright, colorful late spring/early plants are only just beginning to grow. 

Fortunately, while we await the later-spring harvest, the slimmer pickings are still delicious. At Chaia, we're still vibing on our tubers. All potato types can be highly nutritious. While regular and sweet potatoes are comparable in their calorie, protein, and carb content, white potatoes provide more potassium, whereas sweet potatoes are incredibly high in vitamin A.

So go ahead and rejoice in the season - while there’s so much more to come, there’s plenty to savor at this very moment.


Creamy Kale & Potato with pepper jack, poblano crema, salsa verde & pickled red onion


Chipotle Sweet Potato Hash with feta, arugula pepita salsa & cilantro

Want to know what’s in season in our backyard? Check out this Seasonality Chart highlighting which fruits and vegetables are ripe on farms around Washington, DC each month.