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?