CSA week 2: cool wet spring

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Spring, hereabouts, is not very spring-like so far, or perhaps it’s just going to be a late spring. The forsythia are blooming, and the daffodils are just up – but it’s been cool so far, and fairly wet. CSA week 2 2020 has  brought us cool-weather produce.

Our farmers at Dancing Meadows Homestead in Cottrellville, MI supply beautiful stuff for us each week. This week, we have mostly greens, which love the cool weather. Spring greens are so fresh tasting!

CSA week 2 0515 2020Our share for CSA week 2 includes:

  • mixed lettuce (2 quarts/bowls)
  • arugula (2 quarts/bowls)
  • green onions
  • rhubarb
  • cilantro
  • mint

There are more salads are in our future, which makes us very happy. Arugula is fabulous on sandwiches, have you tried it? We love the stuff. Here’s what else I’m thinking about for this week’s produce:


possum at dancing meadowsAnd who could resist this little guy? Our farmers shared this photo of an opossum trotting along, headed for some sunshine. Me, I think opossums are terminally cute. They eat insects, worms, slugs and snails – you might call them a gardener’s friend. When they’re frightened they roll over and play dead. When trapped and scared, they’ll open their mouths: “See? I have teeth. Be afraid!”

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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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