I didn’t think I’d make it down to the farmers market this week, but I was able to get down there late Saturday afternoon. When I got to Union Square it was so jammed with people that I nearly turned around and went home again. But I braved the crowds and was rewarded with something that only comes around once a year– ramps! Ramps are a wild member of the onion family with a delicious garlicky flavor.
I got some pheasant eggs, which are about half the size of a chicken egg. The shells are brown on the outside and blue on the inside. They’re very nice hardboiled and added to a salad. I got some delicious spicy micro greens and some arugula, some chevre, a sourdough baguette, and a handful of fingerling potatoes. And I got basil and spearmint and rosemary plants, which are now repotted and lined up on my windowsill along with the parsley and thyme I got a few weeks ago.