I woke up early this morning and decided to use that to my advantage- at 8am I was one of the first people at the Union Square Greenmarket. If you like getting a chance to chat with farmers and ask questions, the morning is the best time to do it. There are no crowds and the best of the offerings are available!
Today I picked up asparagus and rhubarb (for an upcoming recipe post) but I got really lucky when I spotted two lonely pints of strawberries at an organic stand selling mostly greens. Lucky for me, the vendor was just getting set up, and there were more berries to come. Some very excited early birds, including me, snapped up the strawberries as fast as the farmers could unload them.
Recipe for strawberries this good? Wash and eat. If you are getting organic strawberries, (which you should if you can, because strawberries are very heavily sprayed with herbicides) you need to eat them within a day or so.