On a cool and cloudy Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the Union Station Farmers' Market
bell rang for the first time this year, officially opening the market's 2018 season. More than twenty vendors, new and old, comprising farmers, artisan food makers, chefs and bakers, put up stands peddling fresh vegetables, hot sauce, cheese, chocolate, pie and more. In season are green garlic, lots of bright pink-red radishes, rhubarb, fresh eggs, micro-greens, chives and tender early lettuces. Pea shoots popped up at Boulder's Cure Organic Farm; Micro Farms had shiny sunchokes; Kiowa Organic Farms offered asparagus; and ACRES at Warren Tech sold bok choy, green garlic, rhubarb, beets and radishes. Don't worry if you missed out; it will all happen again at 1701 Wynkoop Street next weekend — and until the end of harvest season next fall.