3 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

May 31, 2014

Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market’s best-kept secrets. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in. 

What to Buy at the Market from Food52

This week, our co-founder Merrill went to the market looking for a few things, and left with a few stalls' worth of produce. And that’s how it’s starting to go: Now that we’ve almost crested May, vendors are bursting forth with produce, our market bags are growing heavier, and everyone is happier for it.

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Here’s what the Food52 team can’t wait to pick up from the market this week -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too. 

What to Pick Up From the Market from Food52

Stinging Nettles 
Yes these are a little scary, but once you get past their built-in armor (wear gloves if they’re raw!), they’re also fantastic in scrambled eggs and atop crostini. If you’re throwing a dinner party, fold them into your pasta dough

Snap Peas 
A handful of our editors await the arrival of snap peas even more eagerly than they do asparagus. The wait is over, so make sure you bring a few bags home: for snacking, for your potato salads, and for lightning-quick sides

Chive Blossoms
Added raw to salads or used as a garnish, chive blossoms have a lovely, mild onion flavor, and they offer a nice dose of color. (So much so that we’ve been known to put them in vases on our tables.) The chives they're attached to? They're just an added benefit. If you’re feeling in the mood for a weekend project, take a page out of Contributing Editor Lindsay-Jean’s book and make a batch of chive blossom vinegar.  

What are you picking up this week? Tell us in the comments!  

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


LauriL June 21, 2014
Ok I think I'm ready to put away my fear of nettles.
Dianecpa June 6, 2014
radishes and green garlic! No snap peas in Orange County NY yet :(
nancy E. June 1, 2014
I thought to myself..."if one of those 3 is Kale, I am disappointed . You guys never disappoint. Thanks.
MrsMehitabel June 2, 2014
Ha! I thought the exact same thing.