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Farmers market report: Pea shoots and what to do with them

Farmers market report: Pea shoots and what to do with them

What’s in season: A sure sign that peas are soon to follow, delicate pea shoots and curly tendrils are showing up in markets. The fragile greens and leaves, harvested from the uppermost part of snow and English pea plants, have long been used in Asian cuisine and are increasingly turning up in a variety of dishes, both cooked and raw. Although the shoots can be found year-round in select Asian markets and specialty produce stores, they traditionally show up in the spring.

What’s just left: Root vegetables, including parsnips and turnips, are beginning to taper off.

What’s on the horizon: Artichokes and...

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