Williams-Sonoma’s new Agrarian line joins the hyper-locavore movement with backyard beehives and the Alexandria Chicken Coop. ($880; Williams-Sonoma)
It has perfumed the palaces of ancient Crete, colored the robes of Tibetan monks, and softened the baths of Alexander the Great. It's the essence of legends, yet its own story is fairly simple: saffron is nothing more than the dried stigmas of a crocus flower. And it's not exclusive to exotic Persian soils—there's a good chance that it would flourish in your garden.
We poll six farmers about what new vegetables they are most excited about bringing to their customers this year.