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Fennel

Fennel

This bulb with feathery fronds and a mild licorice flavor is widely used in Italy, where it’s eaten raw and salted as well as cooked. It pairs especially well with fish.
Feta

Feta

Classified as a semi-firm, brined cheese, feta is the quintessential Greek cheese. Whether in a Greek salad or spanakopita (spinach pie), feta is the ingredient that adds that salty, briny bite. Originally, feta was made from sheep or goat’s milk; today, cow’s milk may also be used.
Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead Ferns

A delicate harbinger of spring, fiddlehead ferns show up in farmers’ markets and specialty produce stores for only a few weeks in Eastern states. With a unique flavor that evokes asparagus, artichokes, and green beans, they’re a surprisingly good source of omega-3 fatty acids and pack twice the antioxidant punch of blueberries. Seize and savor these earthy, ephemeral delicacies when you can.

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  • Zucchini
  • Peaches
  • Cucumber
  • Blueberries
  • Arugula
  • Sweet corn
  • Fiddlehead Ferns
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries
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