Green, grassy, and tender, fresh scallions always make us think of spring. They're a great garnish — just slice them into fine strips to top off salads and other cold dishes. Use them to add fresh flavor and visual appeal to soups, egg dishes, and all sorts of Asian cuisine. Scallions keep their crisp texture if they're cooked for just a moment. The Black Dirt Region, spanning southern Orange County, New York and northern Sussex County, New Jersey, is home to family-owned farms situated on thousands of acres of deep, richly organic soil — the result of ancient glaciers melting, river overflow and plant decay. The lush valley is best known for its production of the prized "black-dirt onion," as well as other root vegetables.