Hermine Ricketts says she gardens for the food and for the peace it brings her. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Ramps, or wild leeks, are a member of the lily family and resemble scallions with their wide leaves and small, white bulbs tinged a rusty red. John Blankenship/The Register-Herald hide caption

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There's new evidence that kids can reduce calories and feel full by snacking on veggies and cheese instead of chips. famfriendsfood/Flickr.com hide caption

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A cup of pumpkin ice cream with chunks of frozen candy cap mushrooms. The candy cap variety is said to have the fragrance of maple syrup. Jeff Moreau hide caption

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Heirloom beets served at Bibiana Restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C. Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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