April 27, 2010
in season: At the farmer's market
Posted by Heather Meldrom
Planter packs of spring lettuces
I was shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket and was excited to see that spring vegetables are in full swing. It is always so nice to see beautiful green vegetables after a winter full of onions and tubers.
Here are a few pictures of what is available right now in our markets, most of which should be available across the country. Some things are still yet to come (morel mushrooms, peas, artichokes) and I look forward to them with great anticipation.
1 Summer vegetable plants waiting to be taken home and planted
2 Leafy, slightly bitter broccoli raab
3 French breakfast radishes. Delicious with softened butter and sea salt!
4 Wild mustard greens
5 Spring onions and a bunch of rainbow radishes
6 Dandelion greens
8 Not edible....but still spring-y and beautiful!
9 Ramps - wild leeks available for a very short time at the beginning of spring
10 A plethora of potatoes
11 Pristine bunches of spring greens and lettuces
12 Asparagus needs no introduction!
14 One of my spring favorites....Rhubarb.
What are your favorite spring vegetables and how do you prepare them?
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