Fiddleheads and ramps on Friday

fiddleheadsFor those of you who love fiddleheads and ramps, we’ll have them available in our store tomorrow afternoon (Fri, April 13).

Fiddleheads are a New England spring delicacy and are actually young fern fronds that have not yet opened up. They must be picked during a two-week window before the fern unfurls. Fiddleheads are named for their appearance, which resembles the scroll at the head or top of a fiddle.

The ramp, sometimes called wild leek, is a wild onion native to North America. Though the bulb resembles that of a scallion, the beautiful flat, broad leaves set it apart from scallions.

Ramps grow from South Carolina to Canada. It’s flavor is usually compared to a combination of onions and garlic.

You can find some ramp recipes here and recipes for fiddleheads here.


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