When are fresh fiddleheads available?

 

Fiddleheads are typically available beginning in mid-late April through sometime in June, depending on weather and harvest conditions.

 

Where do the fiddleheads come from?

 

Most of our fiddleheads come from New England - Vermont,

Maine, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts.  We also receive some product from Eastern Canada.

 

Can fiddleheads be eaten raw?

 

Fiddleheads should not be eaten raw, as that may cause an upset stomach.  Before eating, cook  them in a generous amount of boiling water for 15 minutes or steam them for 10 to 12 minutes until tender.

 

Can I freeze fresh fiddleheads?   

 

Yes, fiddleheads can be stored for up to one year.  Before freezing, follow these instructions:  

 

1. Blanch a small amount of fiddleheads for two minutes.

2. Discard the water.

3. Plunge the fiddleheads in cold water.

4. Drain.

5. Pack fiddleheads in freezer containers or bags.

 

Why order from Ruma’s?

 

Over the past 20 years, Ruma’s has become one of the largest fiddlehead suppliers on the East Coast. We pack fresh, cleaned fiddleheads in 2, 5 and 10 pound boxes.  Ruma’s supplies supermarkets, wholesale distributors and individuals.

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The 2019 Fiddlehead season is over -  See you next year!