CSA week 1 0509 2020

CSA week 1: the season begins!

Here in SE Michigan, we’ve just begun the season for local produce. Think that’s late? Where I live, the frost free date is May 29 – so I count myself lucky to get local produce any time in May.

This year we’ve joined a CSA from Dancing Meadows Homestead in Cottrellville, MI. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture: think of it as a subscription to a farm. The crew at Dancing Meadows grow fantastic produce, and we’ll get a peck of it (that’s 8 quarts) every week. From now until mid-October, we’ll have a weekly supply of farm-fresh produce. We’re looking forward to some memorable eating.

CSA week 1 0509 2020CSA week 1 brings us:

  • asparagus
  • Swiss chard
  • green onions
  • spring mix of lettuces
  • half-pint local honey

Clearly there will be some nifty salads in the coming week. The lettuce is so fresh and crisp it almost hurts to put it away in the refrigerator. The asparagus will be roasted right away, because there’s nothing better than impeccably fresh asparagus roasted with olive oil, garlic, and salt.

There’s a big bunch of Swiss chard, and I have ideas for what to do with it:

Follow the season with me: I’ll show off my CSA box each week, and then spin ideas of how I might use all the good stuff. Feel free to chime in with comments or questions.