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Tastes of Spring

I love receiving my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share every week. I look forward to the fresh cut spinach and tender lettuces. The coarse greens: kale, chard and other unusual leafy greens are tasty and nutritious. The variety of farm fresh eggs from blue to brown to tan and even beige brings back memories of having fresh eggs on my family’s farm from chickens grown on food scraps and field corn. Their rich yellow yolks tastes like no other eggs bought in the grocery. Potatoes dug in the fall, washed and stored all winter long, and now sent out to hungry souls during spring mud season are a special treat. Fresh garlic shoots and crisp green onions add spice to a bowl of salad. And best of all, the broccoli sprouts, a sweet flavor of sunshine. Spring CSA shares received in high mountain towns beginning in mid-March, when we can only dream of planting snap peas in our own gardens, is glorious. Food that is grown in greenhouses or under the snow cover at lower elevation