White Asparagus, Chive Blossoms, & Green Garbanzos

 April 4th Market Updates

It’s Spargelzeit season, guys.  That’s German for White Asparagus season, and it has it’s own season because it’s so good: with butter and ham, with caviar, with tiny potatoes, with hollandaise, maybe all at once, maybe not.  Just don’t miss it.  We have the highly treasured real-deal French white asparagus here, ready for you to turn it into a great side that every table should get along with a bottle of Riesling. For more wine pairing ideas, straight from the Germans, click here–and while you’re at it, read about “Ideas for an Open Air Asparagus Picnic.”  Trust me, it’s better than actually working.

Chive blossoms and onion blossoms are here.  Limited ramps have begun, and supply will get much stronger into next week. Next week:  we are eagerly anticipating the season’s first arrival of Delta Queen asparagus from Stockton, California.  This is a big deal.  Why?  Because it’s rich, peat soil makes one of the best growing areas for asparagus in the world.  Hey, what’s up with morels?  Hold tight- price should drop soon, and as soon as they do, we will bring them in. What’s available now is either sandy or overpriced. We’re waiting on the sweet spot.

86 // no more // no mas:  mixed chicories, hedgehog and yellow foot mushrooms.  One more week on black trumpets.

Now in

French White Asparagus
Onion and Chive Blossoms
Fresh Green Almonds
Pacific Fiddlehead Ferns

Washington Rhubarb
Fresh English Peas
Fava Beans
Green Garbanzo Beans
Champagne Mangos

Knoll Organic Farm

Brentwood, CA

Heirloom Purple Artichokes (limited)
Stinging Nettles (fresh arrival Saturday)
Green Garlic
Wild Rapini
Fava Leaves

Rising C Ranch

Reedley, CA

Cara-Cara Oranges

Moro Blood Oranges

Seville Sour Oranges

Meyer Lemons

Page Mandarins


Green Sunshine Farm

Hodgdon, ME

Russian Banana Fingerlings

Bintje Potatoes

Sparrow Arc Farm

Copake, NY

Watermelon Radish

Black Radish

Purple Boar Radish

Green Daikon

County Line Harvest

Petaluma, CA

Spigarello Kale

Equinox Farm

Sheffield, MA

Native Mesclun Greens

In Season:

Brokaw “Gold Nugget” Mandarins
Meiwa Kumquats
Pink Muscat Grapes
Sorrento Lemons
CA Japanese Negi (limited)
Baby Red Mizuna
West Coast Fiddlehead Ferns

Arrowhead Cabbage
Romanesco Cauliflower
Orange/Purple/Green Cauliflower
Fioretti Cauliflower
Red & Green Gem Lettuces
Red & Green Watercress
Fresh Oregon Black Trumpet Mushrooms (limited, season ending)

By Diego Maldonado