Each spring, I stampede to a farmers’ market on the first nice weekend of May, and every spring, I’m shocked that peas and asparagus are still weeks away from being available. I mean, bedding plants are very nice, but flats of pansies make a poor dinner. Oh well, this year I’ll be sure to make my first farmers’ market visits to St. Paul, where I’m assured of real farm-fresh foods like LoveTree Farmstead cheese. The Baby Gabe is a diminutive version of their Gabrielson Lake cheese. It’s made from the raw, cave-aged milk from a single herd of Jersey cows and it’s a wonder: nutty, buttery, slightly fruity—in a way that evokes fresh apples and cedar boughs. It’s a cheese to whet your appetite for the coming bounty—or to inspire you to buy extra bedding plants and convert the lawn to flowerbeds. Get your LoveTree cheese at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market, or direct from LoveTree. 715-488-2966; lovetreefarmstead.com.