Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fiddlehead Ferns At Market

Fiddlehead Ferns will be available for sale at the opening day of the Falmouth Farmers Market Wednesday May 6.

Not familiar with Fiddleheads? They are a seasonal wild harvested green in the Northeast. The actual top of a fern, before it uncurls. Steamed and served up with butter, or added with cheese to pasta...all sort of neat ways to eat this unusual veggie. Fiddleheads are versatile and easy to use. They have a mild taste reminiscent of Asparagus with an added nutty bite all their own. They are excellent marinated in vinegar and oil or as a crunchy pickle. As a featured vegetable they will please the most demanding palate. Fiddleheads can be used in similar ways to any firm green vegetable such as Asparagus or Broccoli florets. Fiddleheads will lend their delicious flavor and elegant visual appeal to many familiar dishes. Use them as a perfect featured vegetable in a simple stir-fry. A good source of vitamin A & C.

I found this neat blog, Fat Of The Land. The blogger posted a bit about Fiddleheads and some recipes with nice pictures. http://fat-of-the-land.blogspot.com/2009/04/fiddlehead-fandango.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm I have never heard of these...Guess I have been away fron the NE for a while..:) they are soo cute! Love your Blog! me:)