I ended up at the Burlington Mall for a different reason today, and was surprised that around noon on a weekday the trip was only 15 - 20 minutes from Somerville (we are right at I-95 near Sullivan). Went into the Wegmans at Burlington Mall on a lark and found ramps for $24 a pound. I grabbed a small handful and when I checked out, the ramps even given the correct Wegmans produce code could not check out. Manager was called, tried 3 times. I was finally able to purchase the small handful for ten cents per the manager as a compromise after I’d waited 15 minutes and said I had to leave. The check out scale couldn’t handle something that weighed as little as a small handful.
I just brought them home and can’t wait to find the best way to use them soon. Now wishing I’d grabbed a slightly larger handful…
thanks! Some great ideas there. I’m going for something delicate and mostly ramp-y, so maybe eggs, or adding to a salad.
The Union Square Farmers Market in Somerville opens May13, and Copley in Boston opens the day before. I asked at the last winter farmers market Somerville when they were anticipating the first local asparagus this season. It’s so fleeting! So expensive! so worth it! Local tomatoes and other produce is amazing; however, I am most deeply impressed with local asparagus and strawberries, there being no chance for local ramps. They said at the Kimball Farm stand that mother’s day is the projection given the weather so far this “spring”. I so look forward to the asparagus/garlic scape convergence.
The scale finally did finally recognize the weight as 0.24. The cash register was programmed, apparently, not to allow anything to be rung up with such a small weight. It was a really small handful of something that weighs very little.