Gallery: Market Scene: Rhubarb, Flowering Chives and Ramps at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Radishes, Evolutionary Organics
Radishes, Evolutionary Organics

Evolutionary Organics brings a vast selection of stunning local produce to the Greenmarket each week; they also sell many different types of seedlings, enabling home gardeners to produce their own fruits and vegetables, like these gorgeous purple radishes.

Radishes, Phillips Farms
Radishes, Phillips Farms

Brilliantly hued on the outside and crisp and peppery on the inside, radishes are one of the first harbingers of spring.

Asparagus, Phillips Farms
Asparagus, Phillips Farms

New Jersey-based Phillips Farms travels north of the border on Saturdays to offer up its pristine produce to us New Yorkers. Here, their luscious asparagus stalks.

Fuji Apples, Phillips Farms
Fuji Apples, Phillips Farms

Though most of us are ready to be eating spring berries as our daily fruit, it's still hard to argue with a perfect, crisp apple—like these Fujis from Phillips Farms—even at this time of year.

Spinach, Phillips Farms
Spinach, Phillips Farms

It may be commonplace, but there's still something exciting about the first fresh spinach of the year.

Spring Onions, Phillips Farms
Spring Onions, Phillips Farms

Spring brings a wide variety of alliums that have been fattening up underground all winter: garlic, ramps, and green onions.

Potatoes, Phillips Farms
Potatoes, Phillips Farms

Potatoes planted in the fall are ready to harvest in the spring. Here, some exemplary-looking ones from Phillips Farms.

Ramps ramps ramps! Wilklow Orchards
Ramps ramps ramps! Wilklow Orchards

Wilklow Orchards grows a wide variety of apples, and produces excellent fruit butters, cider and tasty doughnuts. On Saturday they mixed things up a bit, bringing quick-selling bunches of ramps.

Rhubarb, Wilklow Orchards
Rhubarb, Wilklow Orchards

Wilklow Orchards also had plenty of pale pink stalks of rhubarb on hand.

Flowering Chives, Bradley Farms
Flowering Chives, Bradley Farms

In addition to commonly known fruits and vegetables, Ulster County, New York-based Bradley Farms offers unusual herbs like hyssop mint (at left in the photo). Here, a more standard (though no less delicious) bunch of chives, at the point in the season where they grow delicate purple (and edible!) flowers.