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Spring

Posted in fiddle heads, musrooms, ramps, Spring, Uncategorized with tags , on April 28, 2011 by Chris Amendola

After what I think was the longest winter of my life, spring has finally arrived. This is one of my favorite times of the year, the product is amazing.

A couple days ago, I went foraging for ramps. I found an entire side of a mountain covered with them, I’ve never seen so many ramps in one place in my life.  I believe in foraging sustainably to ensure a future harvest so we just picked some here and there from patches. With a little help, we collected about 40lbs and didn’t even put a dent in the field.

I’m preserving some of the ramps to add to our pantry for next fall/winter. They will make a nice addition to our winter menu.

One of our farmers stopped by this morning and brought us these fiddle heads that he had picked a just few hours earlier. They are one of my personal spring favorites.

When I was out looking for ramps, I came across these witches butter mushrooms. They are some of the coolest mushrooms I have ever seen. There were only a few, so I decided not to pick them. Hopefully, next time I go out they will have multiplied enough for me to harvest.

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Spring Is in the Air

Posted in Spring with tags on March 10, 2010 by Chris Amendola

Walking around the streets of DC, I have been finding patches of spring onions everywhere. I think seeing all these random plants around the city is one of my favorite things.

After my first interaction with snow I can’t wait for warmer weather. Funny how my first winter in DC was the winter with the most snow in 100 years!

I love spring, I think it is one of the best times of the year. The spring onions, morels, ramps and berries start coming back in season, I cant wait.