May brings new beginnings at markets: a farmers’ market is adding new vendors at the New United Motors auto factory in Fremont and the Martinez Kaiser Permanente market opened in sunny weather. As these direct farmer-to-eater models expand, it’s good for the growers and us eaters.
May also brings English peas and spring garlic. While familiar with peas, I had never used spring garlic, which is simply the youthful precursor of the heads of garlic. Spring garlic is much milder and hasn’t yet differentiated into distinct segments.
Along with a few other ingredients, the peas and spring garlic make a great soup.