You can eat the blooms, young leaves and green pods of Southern peas in a painterly, super healthy fresh salad. Just don't overdo it or you will get fewer mature peas.
I started wondering: Why was I disappointed to find the fresh White Acre peas sold out? Maybe it was how good I remembered them tasting when I was a child. Maybe all of us in line had been smelling the savor of nostalgia and our own family histories.