We are currently offering fresh fiddleheads foraged throughout the central Maine region.
Stop by to pick some up today!
**Our fiddleheads are delivered fresh everyday, but they go fast! So, if you are coming from a long distance or pressed for time, feel free to call ahead to verify they are still in stock for the day. And don't fret if we are out of stock, we will have more available the following day!**
What in the world are fiddleheads?
They are the furled fronds of young ferns that are harvested as a vegetable. This seasonal product, usually available the month of May, is considered a delicacy by many, especially in Maine and Eastern Canada, where they were first foraged by the original inhabitants of the area. As far as the taste goes, many agree that it is a cross between asparagus and spinach, with some nuttiness or mushroom flavor. You'll have to taste it for yourself!
How to cook fiddleheads
Fiddleheads should always be cooked before consuming. It is recommended that they be boiled for 10-15 minutes or steamed for at least 10 minutes before preparing them as you would any other veggie (for example, asparagus or green beans).
Recipe adapted from Ecocentric
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