Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Springtime (foods) in the Appalachians

Went to the growers-only farmers market this past weekend and got some really good local stuff.  On the cutting board are oyster mushrooms, spring onions, and most interesting of all - wild ramps (with the purple stems).  I've never had them before, but they're really good.  Too bad the season only lasts about two weeks.

Also, we made a vegetable soup last week with some nettles growing in a patch close our new place.  I'm pretty excited to learn more about the wild foods growing in this area.  Dandelion sauerkraut and maybe some nettle beer coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. Yum, Wild foods. You are what you eat. Be careful.