(코리아타운뉴스) Spring Veggies Hit K-Town MarketsIt may still be chilly in mornings and evenings, but supermarkets in Koreatown have already begun stocking up on fresh spring vegetables.
Most Korean markets have filled their vegetable aisles with mugworts, wild chives, parsleys, stonecrops and water celeries.
Prices vary depending on the origins of each vegetable. Stonecrops were once imported from South Korea only five to six years ago, but since two to three years ago, many have been grown and produced in California.
“The supply has been smaller than previous years, but that’s presumably because of the recent storm and rain in California this year,” said Hannam Chain director Byung-jin Kim. “But the prices shouldn’t differ too much.”
Stonecrops are still about $4.99 per pound at the Galleria Market.
By Brian Choi