Gallery: 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.
Mixed Radishes, Cherry Lane Farms
Mixed Radishes, Cherry Lane Farms
Radishes are never sweeter than they are in the springtime. They're often overlooked since they're at the market all year long, but now really is the best time to enjoy some fresh, sweet radishes. These multihued specimens from Cherry Lane would be a good place to start.
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.
Green Garlic, Muddy River Farm
Green Garlic, Muddy River Farm
The green garlic is getting bigger and more bulbous, but it's still a total treat this time of year.
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.
Chives and Assorted Herbs, Stokes Farm
Chives and Assorted Herbs, Stokes Farm
As always, Stokes Farm has some of the best and most varied herbs at the market. They've also got herbs in planters, ready for your garden.