Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Green

"Happiness?  The color of it must be spring green..."  --Frances Mayes, American memoirist

...and green it is!  We got a late start on our garden, due to Miss Clara's arrival.  However, our yard is putting out plenty of dandelion greens, which yes, crazy enough you can eat (unless you use harmful lawn chemicals...but then you probably don't have dandelions like us!)  I blogged about them last year and linked to this excellent article about eating them.  If you're new to the blog, check it out - you've probably enjoyed them in a spring salad without realizing it.

If that's not for you and you're itching to get a taste of some fresh, local green veggies call Chautauqua Hills Farm, home of the best organic blueberries I've ever tasted.  Turns out they grow asparagus too!  And yes, it's available to local foodies now!  Interested, contact Lance or Elizabeth at 620-249-3369. could hit the Kansas Grown Farmers' Market at 21st and Ridge Road which opened in early April and peruse their selection of spring green.

Whatever method you choose, get out there and enjoy your local spring green.  The fresh, local season is here!

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