Hmm. Not so much. I've put my winter coat in storage twice now only to pull it out again. Ditto for the hat and gloves. I'm craving ramps, garlic scapes and asparagus...but in a hot preparation, please!

This recipe for a spring vegetable ramen fits the bill. Not only does it call for shiitake mushrooms (YES GARY THE MUSHROOM MAN IS BACK THIS WEEKEND) but those orange, soft-boiled yolks scream warmth and sunshine!

Spring in a bowl will do - until we can enjoy it properly in a salad.







Chez Hedwige is a visiting vendor from Southampton who specializes in gluten-free, organic baked goods.

GREAT NEWS: We made it to the elimination round in the BEST FARMER'S MARKET category in the annual Best of Westchester competition sponsored by Westchester Magazine. The other finalists are: Bronxville, Chappaqua, Ossining and Pleasantville.

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You can bring your knives...the knife sharpener will be here. Honey Locust Farmhouse is also making a rare winter season appearance so you can stock up on honey, elderberry elixir and lots of marmalade.

See you at the market!