The Union Square Greenmarket smelled faintly like the forest floor. So many tender green sprouts with wet spring soil still clinging to everything.
On Saturday morning, Terhure Orchards from Salt Point, NY sold wild asparagus, thick and thin. Their long rows of choose-your-own asparagus reminded us of pencils rolling across a teacher's desk.
Sweet Berry Farms sold pints of fiddle head ferns ("tastes like spring!" as the sign said) and many vendors had coolers full of pungent ramps.