Browsing All Posts filed under »Local foods«

Asparagus and really free range chickens

May 16, 2012


Here it is, the middle of May—a run of days with sunshine and warming temperatures and we are optimists again. All up and down this side of Antrim County the farm markets are opening for The Season, flags flying.

What’s tall and green and outstanding in its field?

May 6, 2012


You know how tall those spears are? We put the Cowboy in there for scale.

Hidden treasures, dandelion jam and parsnip bread

April 26, 2012


I cannot resist an invitation that promises I can learn about foodstuffs like wild leek, trout lily, spring beauty, cattail, wild parsnip, dandelion, and burdock - AND offers me a sample of dandelion jam on parsnip bread.

Kolu Stevens and the art of the Deal

April 20, 2012


One of the defining features of life in Antrim County is that every township and village is well-supplied with individualists, marching along to the beat of their own bongos.

Stubborn optimism

March 29, 2012


Yesterday John King posted Weather Challenges, another of his informative musings on orchardry in Antrim County. Are they out of the woods over at King's? Nope. Is there reason for hope? Of course. (I believe the Antrim County Farmer's motto is I farm, therefore I hope.)

Too soon

March 25, 2012


I look forward to things each year. Clouds of steam from the sugaring, the disappearance of the ice, the first tiny wildflowers. And then – the glory of the orchards. But not now . . . oh no! It’s too soon . . . Babs Young writes: What a difference another week makes. There are […]