Ruma Fruit and Produce offers fiddleheads

05/08/2012 12:00:00 PM
Melissa Shipman

Ruma Fruit and Produce, Everett, Mass., has fiddlehead ferns available for ordering.

Many fine-dining restaurants serve the unique, wild vegetable on their spring menus, leading consumers to request them at grocery stores, according to a release said.

The fiddlehead fern season is short, typically beginning at the end of April and running through mid-June. Company president Jim Ruma says the little-known vegetable is an important part of their business.

“The key to our success, and sometimes to our survival, has been to diversify, and fiddleheads have been a big part of that,” he said in the release.



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