Spring has arrived, and with it, the promise of those dainty little delicacies known as fiddlehead ferns.
Fiddleheads are young, edible, fern shoots that are gathered when they are still curled. These greens are high in vitamins A and C and are a good source of iron and potassium. Some describe this delicious flavor as a cross between asparagus and broccoli.
These tightly furled fronds of baby ferns are carefully harvested during a short season which typically begins in April and ends in June.