The first produce of the season out of the garden here at High-Fence Farm is always asparagus and rhubarb. Both perennials, and both technically vegetables, only asparagus makes its way to the table during the main part of the meal. It can stand alone as side dish, or added to a casserole.
Rhubarb, by contrast is a tart filler for pies, coffee cakes, and breakfast crumbles. A common companion to rhubarb is strawberries. I did say tart, didn’t I? Be sure to remember the sugar in your recipe. I think my wife is going to post a recipe for rhubarb in the next day or so, so keep your eyes peeled.
Both asparagus and rhubarb are in limited supply, so please call ahead before you come out. They should be available until about mid-May. Both are priced at $2.00/lb.