Something new to pick up at the farmer’s market.
On a recent Saturday, Washington, D.C., interior designer Morrigan Green stopped at a produce stand and picked up some dandelion greens. $9 a pound? No problem. Says Mr. Green: “These are as good a yuppie green as you can get.” As suburban homeowners commence their annual battle against weeds, more people are paying top dollar to eat them. The dandelion — perhaps the most common weed of them all — is seeing a huge surge in sales at grocery stores. Other long-scorned greens making the leap to the dinner table include purslane, lamb’s quarters and stinging nettles, a skin-irritating plant that can be eaten safely after boiling. – from WSJ