Archive for the Spring Category


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.


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.