Slideshow: The First Strawberries Have Arrived at the Union Square Greenmarket

Strawberries, Phillips Farm
Strawberries, Phillips Farm
YOU GUYS. The first summer fruit of the season appeared this week! These are from Phillips Farm, though Bodhitree Farm also had some as well. I will admit, they weren't the sweetest I've ever had, but you know the really good stuff can't be too far behind.
Asparagus, Somascott Orchards
Asparagus, Somascott Orchards
Do you like your asparagus fat or skinny? I like it fat, but I hate peeling it. Go figure.
Rhubarb, Somascott Orchards
Rhubarb, Somascott Orchards
Rhubarb is also starting to pop up around the market.
French Breakfast Radishes, Eckerton Hill Farm
French Breakfast Radishes, Eckerton Hill Farm
Or you could go with these slender, pinky-sized radishes, perfect for slathering with butter and salt.
Ramps, Max Creek Hatchery
Ramps, Max Creek Hatchery
Ramp season is still upon us, but it won't last for too much longer. My favorites at the market come from Max Creek. While you're there, grab some smoked trout.
Ramps, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm
Ramps, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm
All-ramps-all-the-time was the approach at Mountain Sweet Berry Farm this week.
Wild Garlic, Rogowski Farm
Wild Garlic, Rogowski Farm
Rogowski's stand was selling these slender stalks of young garlic.
Stinging Nettles, Rogowski Farm
Stinging Nettles, Rogowski Farm
Please, people. Use the tongs.
Wild Phlox, Rogowski Farm
Wild Phlox, Rogowski Farm
Rogowski also had these pretty wild phlox flowers.