Saturday, May 6, 2017

Local Saturday - Farmers Market Food for Thought

I love spring farmer's markets.  But sometimes, besides selling you food, they provide food for thought.

Last Saturday, at the indoor Broome County Farmers Market in upstate New York, ramps were for sale.  Three years ago I had blogged about wild ramps and the fact that their increasing popularity was depleting wild supplies.  Their popularity has not abated, and I do like them. 

In all fairness, I don't know if these were wild or not.  We did buy some sorrel from the same vendor, one we sometimes buy from, and used it to make a delicious cold eastern European soup called schav. (note, we don't use this same recipe and don't put potato in ours.)

Also for sale were wild fiddleheads.  Perhaps I haven't eaten them correctly prepared, but I don't like them, and I passed them up, too.  You do have to be careful foraging and preparing them-more "food for thought" as these can be overharvested, too..

This is truly local food.

It's wonderful to know that the earth is coming alive here in upstate New York, although we have had some nasty weather recently, and it isn't over for us yet.

Has spring come to where you live yet?


  1. We have been flooding here in Missouri... April showers went much further than we needed! THANKFULLY it is finally sunny! A great day to think of fresh from the farm or freshly foraged.

  2. I wish we had a farmers market like this.We do have local vendors bringing fresh stuff but nothing so elaborate and beautiful.I love getting fresh produce to cook with.

  3. I've never heard of any of those items you found at your Farmer's Market, but it's great you were able to find what you needed. It has been nice and sunny here all week, but it's going to rain this weekend.

  4. It's hot here in Bangalore and I waiting for monsoons. This is such a fresh produce and would love to shop :)

  5. Fresh local produce is always wonderful, not just from the health perspective but from the sheer variety of it all.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

  6. I haven't been to the farmer's markets this season. It has been very cold and rainy. My yard is still puddled and there are frost warnings for tonight.

  7. That's definitely local. I'm not familiar.

    We had summer for a couple weeks. Now it's all cold and it actually rained last night. Nice break before summer starts in earnest.


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