Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are one of the easiest ways to get a steady, affordable supply of locally grown foods during the growing season. It also gives a farmer some cash at a time of the year when they are spending money for seeds, and guarantees sale of a percentage of their crops in advance. Continue Reading
Nothing tastes as marvelous or feels like such a decadent treat as eating raspberries out of season. I’m not talking about forced growth or berries shipped thousands of miles from some part of the world where it’s summer. I’m talking about local raspberries, picked at the peak of perfection, and frozen the same day–then eaten in the dreary cold months. Continue Reading
Spring is a time when I begin to crave salads. In the winter, few (if any) fresh locally grown greens are available, so when early spring greens become available it’s an exciting time for locavore dining!
This salad is a combination of freshly harvested foods and ingredients preserved from last year’s harvest. It showcases the tastes of this transitional time of year. Continue Reading