Spring is here and the Local First team is filled with excitement for a season marked by outdoor concerts, porch dinners, trips to Lake Michigan, and of course, farm fresh food! Mieke already took her motorcycle out for her first ride, Megan finished up her classes for the semester, Tony has been biking to work rocking his signature Chaco sandals, and Hanna is busy planning the landscaping for her new home, so needless to say, we are ready for this dreary spring weather to pass to make way for some blue skies and sunshine!
Back in February as we grew tired of the bitter cold winter months, and as our local food supplies grew scarce, we started dreaming of fridges stocked with Michigan grown produce. This excitement led us to sign up for community supported agriculture shares through Plainsong Farm. Co-owned by Nurya Love Parish and Michael and Bethany Edwardson, Plainsong Farm is located in Rockford Michigan. This business is committed to being a force for good and strives to carry out a quadruple bottom line fostering spiritual, ecological, economic, and social sustainability in all of its operations. Nurya has been a longtime supporter of Local First and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to support her farm.
As we gear up for the Michigan growing season together, we are eager to share our experiences trying new veggies, recipes, preservation techniques, and cooking fails with you all. Stay tuned as our CSA adventure officially begins this June!