Thursday, May 17, 2018

Early Spring Produce

Rhubarb is among the first produce to be harvested in Michigan. Though technically a vegetable, it features, of course,
in sweet dishes. Yesterday I bought rhubarb at Argus Farm Stop, sourced from Wolfe Orchards and Schwartz Family Farm.
In the photo -- rhubarb at Argus Farm Stop next to some wheat grass.
The rhubarb sauce that I made yesterday.
Rhubarb bubbling away in the pot. Sugary foam forms on the sauce.
Asparagus, another early vegetable, also just arrived at Argus from Kapnick Orchards. Most of these farms
are within 45 minutes drive. They deliver their produce to Argus as well as selling at the Ann Arbor Farmers' market.
Lunch: roasted asparagus, mushrooms, easy-over eggs, tomato.
I'm eagerly awaiting local tomatoes, but that will be a while!
Here's the very scenic route from Argus Farm Stop to Wolfe Orchards. I live half a mile from Argus, and usually walk there.


judee said...

I'm all into the spring vegetables- I've been eating asparagus and dandelions greens! Never quite developed a taste for rhubarb -

Beth F said...

Our outdoor farmer's markets opened the first week of May.

jama said...

Yum to farm fresh produce. I've never cooked rhubarb before, but love asparagus.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Fresh veggies are a sure sign of spring and lots of good eating.

Vicki said...

I think I've only eaten rhubarb once, years ago. I do love asparagus though. Our farmer's markets are open all year round, which I love.

Carole said...

Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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