Friday, May 14, 2010

Peonies and Pea Shoots--a return to the Kennett Market

And so it begins again, the Kennett Square Farmers Market opens today at 2PM. I will be bringing greens (lettuce, spinach, and arugula), peonies, pea shouts, spring garlic scallions, radishes and more. Hopefully the rain will hold off, regardless we vendors will all be there, happy to celebrate the start of another season together. If you are looking for a spring menu idea check out the latest Farmers Market Blog posting.

Peonies I am sure you all are familiar with, so I do not need to elaborate (the picture above was taken at the farm last year by the talented Kelly G, pea shoots however, might be new to you. They are the tender delicious shoots of the dwarf snow pea. They are a great addition to salad and stir fries, as well as a great garnish for fish, especially salmon. They have a subtle pea flavor and an interesting crisp texture. Click here for a great recipe from the fantastic food website Culinate.

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