Spring is sprung, the grass is riz…

… I wonder where the birdies is?
They say the birds is on the wing… ain’t that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird.

So YumSugar has a poll on springtime vegetables, asking folks to choose their most-anticipated spring garden treat. If I had to limit myself to this list, I’d have to say asparagus was the winner.

But they left off my number one fave springtime goodie: green garlic! We’re supposed to have snow this weekend, but after that, I’m going to buy a bunch of organic (ie, non-irradiated and non-GMO and non-sterile) garlic bulbs and poke ’em into the little terraced area in my front yard, in hopes of growing a bit of my own green garlicky goodness. It couldn’t be easier, and there’s nothing as bright and uplifting to toss into your morning eggs than a stalk of baby garlic stems.

Speaking of springy veggies, I signed up our family for a Door-to-Door Organics weekly produce box. We’ve got the “bitty” mixed box, and our first delivery is supposed to be tomorrow. We tried a CSA a few years back, but the local farmers, while certainly earnest and dedicated, could only offer multiple weeks of huge Napa cabbages. I love a good stir-fry as much as the next gal, but four weeks of these gigantic curly green heads leering at me from the veggie drawer was too much… we bailed.

It looks like Door-to-Door is a cooperative venture between many different farms, which means many different crops to be included. At least, that’s what their sample boxes look like. We’ll see what the reality is. Another nice bonus is that you’re not beholden for an entire season, or even more than a week at a time… you can subscribe, or just get one box, or whatever you want to do. You can swap out a hated item for something more palatable. And it’s dropped at your door, no parking-lot pickups.

Yesterday I met with a few local eGulleteers to help plan the Midwest eG Gathering in July. Holy molé, this thing is gonna rock!

Hope you’re all enjoying your spring morning, and that the flurries don’t freeze off your lilac buds!


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