Before planting the garden, or even working the soil, there are certain foods growing abundantly in wild spaces. As the snow melts, the rivers swell and overnight temperatures remain consistently above freezing, crowns of emerald-green ferns begin to peek through the forest floor. Fiddleheads are among the first flush of wild foods to become available in the spring.
I can’t wait for warm, sunny afternoons so I can replenish my stock.
By Julia Prinselaar