It Only Happens Once a Year!

After the cold, grey months of winter, we love to see the seasonal greens appear once again. This is the time for fiddlehead ferns and ramps. The sudden arrival of crates of fresh, green things in our warehouse is one of the pleasures of early spring. There is only a brief moment when fiddleheads, or fiddlehead fern…

Happy Spring! Let’s Eat

Yesterday – as of 6:28 AM – was the first official day of spring. Each year, we get so excited to see the first ramps, fiddlehead ferns and morel mushrooms arrive in the warehouse. These green and fragrant products are definite signs that spring is here. This week, the few cases to arrive have all…

The Chanterelle Mushroom

Cantherellus cibarius, the golden chanterelle, grows on forest floors, often near conifers, deciduous trees, but also in fields, beginning in July and ending as late as January. The genus Cantharellus, named for the Greek kantharos, meaning cup, is a mushroom found growing wild throughout the world. Efforts to cultivate these mycorrhizal fungi have failed, because it is impossible to recreate…

Spring is here! Cue the ramps!

Spring fever has officially hit D’Artagnan! We love everything about this time of year – longer days, warmer temps, birds singing, trees budding. But what really excites us about spring? The seasonal bounty that flows into the Mushroom Department this time of year. First in? RAMPS! The ramp is a wild onion native to North…