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Apr 1, 2007 11:00 AM

When do they arrive in the markets?

Ramps, fiddleheads, favas, and peas?

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  1. Chowhound posts about fiddleheads in Union Sq seem to arrive in April, so I guess the season should be starting pretty soon.

    West Virginia has a lot of festivals when the ramps are harvested, and most of these are in April. So that's when you should be getting them. There are lots and lots of festivals. Every town and holler has one, it seems. The best known are at Richwood, Elkins, Pickens and Helvetia. Last year, Richwood was April 22, Helvetia was April 29.and Pickens April 15.

    1. fwiw, you can get an idea of what's available at the Union Square Greenmarket by checking out Lucy's regular report posted at

      1. Yesterday at Union Sq, it seemed that everybody had exquisite microgreens. The market was filled with greens and flowers. Besides that, the Spring stuff wasn't around yet.