My first post is live over on Chow Town, the new Kansas City food blog: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/04/4215376/forget-the-cold-look-for-early.html
I’ll be posting once a week with a focus on farmers, farms and farmers markets as part of the food/culinary world.
My goal is to share information about new and different things going on in our local food community, teach someone something they didn’t know and perhaps try something they never have before.
I wanted to provide some more information for anyone looking for ramps, leeks or spring garlic at area farmers’ markets in Kansas City this weekend:
Ami from Red Ridge Farms will be “picking [wild garlic] until people stop buying [it]” at Brookside Farmers’ Market.
Gibbs Road Farm will also have spring garlic and leeks at Brookside Farmers’ Market.
I’ve seen ramps in the ground and know local chefs have them, so I wouldn’t be surprised to start seeing them at markets, too. I spoke to the manager at Overland Park Farmers’ Market who said they’ll have leeks and spring garlic Saturday, but no ramps. It also wouldn’t surprise me if City Market had leeks and spring garlic, especially at their Saturday market.
Even if it still feels like winter, spring has sprung in the form of these delightful alliums - all of which are worthy of a try. I’ll leave you with this bisect of some spring garlic I used in the potatoes I mentioned in the blog: