This seems to be an especially good year for growing vegetables, as evidenced by my own garden and the generous amount of vegetables that I’ve been receiving in my CSA. These are the days that we dream about in the winter! Now is the perfect time to think about putting some of … [Read more...]
Farm to Table
News from local farms, farmer's markets, and other useful info about getting stuff from local farms to your table.
I was almost sad this week when I went to pick up my CSA share this week and there was only a small bag of salad greens. Quite the change from a bag of spinach, a pound of greens, and two heads of lettuce! That, and the large zucchini signal that summer is indeed marching … [Read more...]
As you might have noticed on Instagram or Facebook, Groundswell Community Farms is sponsoring Simple Seasonal Meal Plans this season. I am LOVING all of the fresh greenery! In the past I struggled with using everything (even a half share) with just me and my husband eating it. … [Read more...]
Access of West Michigan recently announced a new farm to pantry pilot program. The Farm to Pantry pilot program will increase access to locally-grown produce for low-income residents of Kent County, involving over 90 families, 5 local farms and 5 local food pantries. The pilot … [Read more...]
CSAs, where you buy a share at the beginning of the season and pick up weekly vegetable “shares” of the farm, have been growing in popularity for the past several years now. But is it right for you? For me, the answer is yes. Some years the answer was no. How does … [Read more...]