The Green City Market opened this morning at 7 a.m., and I was there at that painful hour to check out the offerings. I had hoped to find some wild mushrooms, maybe a few morels, and ramps, which have been starting to show up in restaurants. Unfortunately, there was only one stand with morels and they were going for something like $48/pound, and there were no other mushrooms at all. Also no ramps.
However, I did walk away with a few items, including snow pea shoots from an amazing display of microgreens, and purple asparagus which I oven-roasted then pureed into a delicious soup. I also bought four herb plants in hopes of reviving my dream of an indoor herb garden.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to the market Saturday but should get there again next Wednesday. Maybe I’ll be able to get my mushrooms then.