New York in Season: Lucy's Greenmarket Report

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In the winter, we don't go to the greenmarket that often. Instead, we mostly just sigh as we look at the farmer's market reports from California, and occasionally stop by for some hardy root vegetables.

But as soon as the spring flowers arrive, we become like stalkers, anxiously anticipating the first rhubarb and asparagus, and waiting to pounce on the painfully short ramps season.

That's why we love Lucy's Greenmarket Report. It allows us to stalk the market from the comfort of our living room, rather than trudging out to a disappointing market. Lucy lives near the Union Square market, and regularly reports on who's selling, new arrivals and other useful information.

This week, she tells us that at Saturday's market there will be crosnes - a tuber with a sunchoke-like flavor and a crisp texture. It's also the last week to get wool blankets. Spring is really almost here! (Despite what the calendar and our Californian neighbors might tell us.)

Can rhubarb pies be far behind?

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