I stopped in for the opening day of Quimby, IA's new farmer's market. Although still early in the season you can find honey, meats, eggs, radishes, rhubarb, baked goods, garlic chives, thyme, and yes, horseradish.
Horseradish seemed to be the popular item of interest as some locals stopped in to see what was available at the new market. Surprisingly (or maybe not since we are, after all, do-it-yourself Iowans), a handful of people were no novices when it comes to making your own horseradish. They were also apparently well versed in using it in various recipes and were eager to try out a new batch because that horseradish sold out within the time that I was there!
Quimby is the third market I have visited this year, but the first to have garlic chives and thyme for sale. If you are unfamiliar with cooking with fresh herbs, talk to Shirley Kirchner, a vendor with a large herb garden. "Grow Wild or Die!" she says. We agree.