In the spring the farmers market would have perhaps one or two new vegetables each week, in addition to all the old stand-bys like potatoes and storage onions and overwintering kale. The start of asparagus season was a Very Big Deal. Then the next week ramps would be the hot new thing. But now it is officially summer, and the market has so many new items each week it’s hard to keep up. Fava beans! Fennel! Sweet cherries! Tomatillos! Squash blossoms! And although hothouse eggplants and tomatoes have been available for at least a month, now the outdoor varieties are showing up as well. It’s enough to make a locavore forget all about the meager offerings of a few scant months ago.
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