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Be wary of roadside vendors peddling "local" sweet corn this time of year. Though days are long and the temperature is climbing, it's still (way) too early for corn and other summer favorites. I get it though—a particle board sign that reads "Sweet Corn" is far more likely to turn heads than "Fresh Kohlrabi . . . anybody?" But as we look ahead to heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant, let us be mindful of the early summer harvest. Let's embrace radishes, sugar snap peas, and garlic scapes—after all, they're only around once a year.
June 17, 2014