Saturday, May 12, 2012

Strawberries and Rhubarb

Dave Garretson of Beechwood Orchards
Mystery produce
They're the ultimate spring pairing: sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb. Dave Garretson of Beechwood Orchards had them Thursday at the Fairmount Farmers Market across 22nd street from Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.

Expect to see more of his produce (including tomato plants for your patio garden) at Rittenhouse Square Saturday and Headhouse Square Sunday. Beechwood Orchards will be skipping the Tuesday market at Passyunk and South this season.

Also at Fairmount this past Thursday was Earl Livengood, who offered the unusual item of produce pictured at right. The first person who correctly identifies what it is will earn a mention in the blog. (That's all I can afford.) Although I skipped the mystery produce, I did buy some of Earl's curly endive, which I love as a salad.


albert said...


Bob Libkind said...

Poke is an incorrect answer.

Anonymous said...

I believe they're bamboo shoots.

Bob Libkind said...

Anonymous is correct!

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