Mainely Phenology 5/12/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn


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You haven’t experienced mud season in Maine if you haven’t seen someone selling fiddleheads on the roadside next to a hand-painted sign. This native, wild vegetable provides an earthy, green addition to quiches, omelettes, pizza, or all on their own as a cooked side dish. They freeze well and are easy to pick, process, and prepare. These young ostrich ferns provide our only reliably edible fiddlehead in Maine.