"Fiddleheads emerge in their miniature dervish dancers around the first
week of May. In lowland forests from the Great Lakes to the Maritimes of Canada
the Ostrich Fern emerges in profusion. Tiny gray-green spirals reaching into the
first really warm days of Spring. Each of them wearing their own little fur
overcoat to protect them when it was chillier weather. Snapped up and eaten by
whoever has the sense and taste to do it.

By Summer the ferns will be up 4 feet tall thick even after our feast.
The clean lowlands of Nova Scotia and along the East Coast of the United States
have been successfully managed for commercial harvest for more than 200 years.
They are wild lands but for the harvest each Spring.Fiddlehead Greens are the premium wild forage vegetable of Spring. No
other vegetable matches the exquisite form and delicious flavor of fresh

Wild Harvest

Image: urbanfare

2 thoughts on “Fiddleheads

  1. So that’s what fiddleheads look like. They figure prominently in the Stephen King book about the girl and Tom Gordon.

    They look kind of alien to me. As in, from the movie, Alien. Plus, I don’t like vegetables, which is a serious strike against them.

  2. Thanks for reminding me. I have to go to my favorite Japanese restaurant where they are served lighly sauteed with a splash of lemon and soy. Nice!

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