A-marketing we go, in this crazy April. Loads and loads of lilac.
Crates and crates of asparagus, from New Jersey.
Bunches and bunches of...POKEWEED!? Lanis Farms: the coolest stall of all award. Who needs to forage anymore? Not only misunderstood pokeweed but ramps and claytonia (which I didn't know grew here; it is at home in Califorian climates).
And at Paffenroth's, below...FIELD GARLIC! Forgive me for shrieking, but I've been muttering out loud here and on Facebook about this for weeks: why don't farmers sell field garlic???
Well, they do. They also had crates of chickweed and nettles. Foraging has arrived. The nettles we bought were turned into a sauce-bed for crabcakes with ramps. The sauce needed work.
Beautiful stuff everywhere - this was at Lanis Farms, again. Tatsoi flowers.
Garlic scapes. They became a crunchy bed - with ginger - for chicken steamed on ramp leaves over a soy and ginger bath, the chicken then crisped under the grill.
Rivers of greens.
Rose Meadow Farms' exquisite anemones.
And sweet peas.