A few more thoughts on local winter squash... Delicata, butternut, acorn . . . these are just a few of the squash I’ve been receiving in my CSA from Groundswell Community Farm the past few weeks. Recently a friend posted an article on Facebook that talked about how there really aren’t “pumpkins” in your canned … Continue reading Winter Squash Bountiful in West Michigan
Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. From the traditional "mercados" in the Peruvian Andes to the unique street markets in Asia, growers all over the world gather weekly to sell their produce directly to the public. Surprising to most, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state … Continue reading 12 West Michigan Farmers Markets For Fall Bounty
Each week, Groundswell Community Farm CSA provides a list of expected vegetables and estimated value to its members. This week’s was: Kale OR Chard Brussels' Sprouts OR Cabbage Radishes Leeks OR Celery Beet Roots Potatoes Peppers Tomatoes Garlic Onion Broccoli OR Beans OR Greens 1 Spaghetti Squash Lots of winter squash seconds (eat these now, … Continue reading 5 Non-Monetary Benefits of Joining a CSA
On Saturday Groundswell Community Farm CSA held a squash picking day. I conned my friend Christina and her daughters Marisa and Sarah into coming with me. We almost didn’t go because it looked like rain on and off, but we decided to go anyway and have an adventure. We had so much fun! I was … Continue reading Making Memories Picking Squash on The Farm
I'm starting to see advertisements for county fairs. Even though I haven't been to one in years, I always fondly remember the food: Elephant ears, caramel apples, and, of course, cotton candy.