Radishes, Eckerton Hill Farm
The most striking radishes at the market this week, hands down. It'll be little while before Eckerton Hill's famous tomatoes are back in full force, but they're still at the market with spring radishes, carrots, greens, and other goodies.
Spring Onions, Keith's Farm
Keith's Farm was selling red, yellow, and white varieties of sweet spring onions.
Red Raspberries, Phillips Farm
Phillips Farm was selling some of the first raspberries of the season.
Strawberries, Cherry Lane Farms
Strawberries are everywhere at the market right now. They're not the sweetest I've ever had, but they're still miles better than what you'll get in a regular grocery store—hopefully they'll get sweeter as the season goes on.
Garlic Scapes, Madura Farm
I hate the end of green garlic season, but some consolation comes in the form of garlic scapes, a treat in their own right. Sometimes you can even find stalks of spring garlic at the market with the scapes attached. Double whammy!
Fava Beans, Bodhitree Farm
All kinds of fresh beans and peas are popping up all over the market, including at Bodhitree's stall.
Carrot Nuggets, Bodhitree Farm
Okay, these thumb sized carrots had a proper name, but your intrepid market correspondent neglected to write it down. So: carrot nuggets!
Purple Baby Carrots, Paffenroth Gardens
Also in notable carrot varietals, Paffenroth was selling these dainty baby carrots in orange, yellow and purple varieties (mixed bunches were available as well).
Purslane, Paffenroth Gardens
Purslane isn't everyone's favorite green, but maybe it should be: it's great steamed or raw in salads, like watercress's less-bitter, more-lemony sidekick.
Chamomile, Paffenroth Gardens
Paffenroth was also selling bunches of chamomile, ready for brewing into tea, or… whatever else it is you do with chamomile. The sign posted at Paffenroth's stall told of its relaxing properties, good for settling stomachs, menstrual cramps, or used externally to treat inflammation. So, there you go.
Heirloom Tomatoes, Stokes Farm
Tomatoes are starting to appear at the market. It's too early for true field tomatoes, but it's worth it to ask how each farm is growing their heirlooms at this point in the season. Right now, many farms are growing their tomatoes in the ground with a hothouse over them. A step up from the greenhouse, but not yet truly tomato season.