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CSA week 13: the first tomatoes!

CSA week 13 2020: You can tell it’s summer because of the sudden abundance. My basket was overflowing this week, and among the goodies are the very first tomatoes from the farm. It was a long cool wet spring, which delayed tomato season by about a month. I hope we’re about

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CSA week 12: lotsa beans!

CSA week 12 2020: bring on the beans! We have green beans, yellow beans, and purple beans (those will turn green when cooked). Summer’s here, and so are the summer veggies. Fantastic! We might even have enough beans to make a pint or two of pickled dilly beans. If you’ve

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CSA week 11: squash and cukes

CSA week 11 2020: heavy on the vine crops like squash and cucumbers. This is great news, since I want to do some pickling. Starting next week, we’re moving to Friday distributions, by the way. Making pickles is easy! In the simplest variation I know, I pack sliced cucumbers and

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CSA week 10: summer veggies

After a week’s hiatus for 2nd planting (did you know farmers are like hobbits? There’s 1st planting, yes, but what about 2nd planting?) CSA week 10 2020 starts summer distributions: crops that love warm or hot weather, often in great abundance. If you’re curious about the different day, Dancing Meadows

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CSA week 9

CSA week 9 2020 from Dancing Meadows Homestead brings us strawberries! Tiny sweet flavorful strawberries – they won’t last long, because we’ll eat them right away. We have the last of the peas today, too. The weather forecast calls for a week or more of really hot weather – and peas hate

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CSA week 8

CSA week 8 2020 from Dancing Meadows Homestead brings more garlic scapes, hooray! I can’t get enough of them. They’re delicious in so many preparations – and how can anyone fail to smile at the twisty curly things? Of course our distribution is still green. This is, after all, still quite

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CSA season begins: my week 7

CSA week 7 2020 is both the 7th week of CSA produce for me and the 1st week of the full CSA season. I participated in the 6-week “pre-season” from Dancing Meadows Homestead because I was so eager for fresh green veggies. And I haven’t been disappointed, not at all! This

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CSA week 6: asparagus, herbs and radishes

CSA week 6 2020: still green. That’s not a bad thing at all; the lettuce is impeccably crisp and fresh, and we’re loving the asparagus. We’ll see more colorful crops soon enough, I’m thinking, and once it’s truly hot and sticky, we’ll long for cool crisp greens again. Naturally we’ll have

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Salads from the CSA

We’re moving into warmer weather, and of course the CSA will be bringing us more veggies. Every week  – usually on Friday – I post about this week’s produce box, and how I might use it. In this post, though, I want to talk about salads. When it’s hot, I

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CSA week 5: still green!

Finally, warm weather! We went from a long cool wet spring right into early summer, according to the thermometer. I’m expecting to see some different crops in a week or so, but this week, CSA week 5 2020 gives us a box that’s very green. When I have the goodies in

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CSA week 4: spinach & other greens

Today we fetched our goodies from the farm. In CSA week 4 2020, our box gives us a double-sized bowl of spinach! It’s all green this week, typical for early season stuff. There’s asparagus, as well – we’re certainly not tired of asparagus yet! When you join a CSA, your

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CSA week 3: more asparagus!

CSA week 3 2020 brings us more asparagus, which makes me very happy. Asparagus season – the time to get the really fresh stuff grown locally – is all too short, in my opinion.  This week we’ll feast on asparagus. Would you like an excellent, easy, and totally amazing center-of-the-table dish

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I’m Maurita Plouff, and I write about cooking and preserving the local harvest in Southeast Michigan. Any recipe you find here is something I have cooked myself, and enjoyed, and think you might like too. I invite you to try the recipes, and leave comments.

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