What’s in Season: Spring Onions!

Photo by Barbara Kobsar


Our “What’s in Season” writer Barbara Kobsar made an early April trip out to Brentwood’s Hipolito family and their Berry Best Farm. She was checking in for jam-making ingredients when she spotted these beautiful spring onions, which the farmers’ grandson Logan was helping to pile up at the farm stand.

Barbara plans to enjoy those onions right now, and she says grilling is the perfect way to bring out the onions’ sweetness.

Trim off both ends of the onions and remove outer skin. Cut crosswise into ¾-inch slices. Lightly coat each side with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Place on a hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side or until soft. To be sure the onion rings stay together, you can slide a metal skewer horizontally through the middle of each slice before grilling.

Prospects are good for a big Brentwood cherry crop. Our summer 2021 article on Berry Best and other Brentwood farms can help you plan your upcoming Brentwood u-pick adventures.