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Apr 21, 2011 07:09 AM

Fiddle Ferns

With all this talk about ramps, it reminds me that back in o'l Cleveland we'd be harvesting fiddle ferns about this time of year. Do they pop up on restaraunt menus, in ritzy grocery stores or farmers markets around here? I mean IMHO ramps are just fancy chives/spring green onions but fiddle ferns are a very distinctive taste...

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  1. I've seen them at both the Arlington and Alexandria (old town) farmers markets but not yet this year.

    I've never eaten them, though. Curious.

    1. I bought some at the Whole Foods in Springfield yesterday. Looks like they came from Oregon. They were pretty good, but I think I've had better locally.