Saturday, April 17, 2010
Now in Season!
With the Farmers Market startup just around the corner I was thinking about what foods are at their best now. Now is time for delicious eggs. The grass is green and juicy, the chickens can happily eat their fill of tender grubs and bugs and the eggs will be all the better for that. Lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, asparagus, arugula, kale, collards, fresh spring herbs like thyme and parsley and sage have all put out their tender new growth. My radishes are up and my beets are well on their way. Perhaps most exciting are those tender red fruits the Strawberries! They are available now at places like the Chesterfield Berry Farm Market (for now you have to let them pick, their u-pick starts may 1st.) The Berry Patch on Richmond's Northside is where I went last year. Their website says they minimize spraying. Their festival on May 15th looks intriguing. Planning on Gorging yourself? Check out the vast nutritional data here.