Farmers Market Report: May 28th

May 28, 2008

I should start all of these postings with the disclaimer that I NEVER get to the Green City Market before 10AM. So -- I have no doubt I'm missing some of the limited supply veggies and fruits that chefs snap up early in the day. Local menus are reflecting the spring harvest -- I'm checking out Green Zebra for ideas. I was able to buy my first baby arugula of the season at the market. I nibbled on it all afternoon. Asparagus, rhubarb and greens are still the stars of the market. I also bought some good looking radishes, more fresh garlic, and an Italian green that I don't have the name of. Strawberries remain elusive. One farmer told me that many crops were at least a few weeks delayed because of the weather this year. One thing I'm sure I want to cook this week -- asparagus risotto. I'm also contemplating a rhubarb compote like this.