Gifted Belfast videographer Jeremy Grant introduces us to pro foragers, John and his father Daryl. They'll take us fiddleheadin' in an undisclosed location. Then after they clean 'em up, we can see how the various dishes turn out at a local restaurant. This is bona fide Maine farm to table in action right here.
Ah, yes, those delicious little ferns can be found all over Maine, but only for a very short time.
"Fiddleheads are the coiled tips of young ostrich ferns that grow near brooks, rivers and lakes in Maine during late April, May and early June, depending on when the snow has melted," an article on VisitMaine...
It's an acquired taste and it looks like many Mainers love fiddleheads, because they have their own festival! Fiddlehead lovers will want to make the trek to Farmington this Saturday for the 5th Annual Fiddlehead Festival and local food day.
Love the decadent seasonal food that is the fiddlehead? Well how about attending a public Fiddlehead Supper?
Two seatings will be available on Friday, May 15th, at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile and ATV Club, located at 94 Town Hall Road in West Chapman.
Fiddleheads are an Aroostook County delicacy, at least by most people's standards. But a new bill in the legislature could change the law when it comes to picking the edible ferns on someone else' property.