Sunday, July 29, 2007

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead ferns are a delicacy that only comes around once a year. In the mid spring they emerge in locations that provide the correct environment for them - they are very hard to find.

fiddlehead ferns in the spring

They grow wild in the northeast US and Canada and finding their habitats is a challenge. As more people build in their growing areas, they are getting to be a rare find.

Once finding them, it is imperative to select just a couple from each set, as they need to grow in order to come back the next year.

The price for these edible ferns is very high which makes a greedy person pick all instead of just a few. This is also leading to their rarity, as less come back each year.

fiddlehead ferns in the spring

Finding these rare treats and sharing in Mother Nature's once a year gift is something that will be remembered by my family as a special time.

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