This is my favorite time of season to shop; not for the spring “it” jacket- but for the new spring produce. Tis the season for farmer’s market shopping- not only is it an opportunity for us city-dwellers to get a glimpse into “farm” life by meeting some farmers and seeing produce with a bit of dirt on it, or leaves still attached, but we are able to taste produce at its freshest.
There are several vegetables that are at their peak right now- such as ramps, chives, fiddlehead ferns, and green beans. Fiddlehead ferns are the topic of choice for most bloggers right now because their growing season is short (think 3 weeks)- but after tasting my fresh beans the other day, I needed to pay some respect to this often overlooked vegetable.
What’s so special about green beans, aka “string beans”?
Bottom line: Green beans are packed with nutrients, low in calories and carbs, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Grab a handful the next time you visit your neighborhood market and let us know how you enjoyed them.
The team at Darrow’s love to support local farms and farmer’s markets- check out one of our favorites: Union Square Monday Greenmarket, every Monday from 8am-6pm. If green beans aren’t your jam, then try something different- when a vegetable is picked fresh and brought right over to the markets, their nutrient content is at its highest- as well as their flavor.
To learn more about NYC farmer’s markets go to: www. Grownyc.org
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