Eating greens are part of the Persian New Year tradition. They signify prosperity and the new growing season. In a typical celebration, you'll find a basket of greens on every table including mint, dill, and parsley. Persian New Year starts on the first day of Spring.
Maggie's Farm sells all kinds of herbs and fast-growing greens. Owner Nate Peitso sells a lot of cilantro, basil, mint and tarragon during Persian New Year. Right now, basil is fresh and so is flowering arugula which Nate recommends sprinkling on pasta or quiche.