Thursday, April 19, 2007

Welcome Sun Times Readers

(Thanks also for the plugs from Paul at Kiplog and Gapers Block.)

In Janet Fuller's other article today, she mentions hoop houses, the PVC(ish) tents that magically transform and extend the growing seasons for Northern farmers. Besides keeping things warm generally, the hoop houses keep the ground from freezing. Farmers like Vicki, can (and do) harvest year-round. (Listening, Whole Foods?). The hoop houses make Vicki's spring CSA more meaningful and robust.

My box this week:
  • Head lettuce
  • Mescalin mix
  • Radish bunch
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Bok choy
  • Carrots
  • Mint
Vicki e-mails, don't be so put off by all that green:

Spring is the time for greens. The cooler temperatures are perfect for growing greens. I don't know about you, but my body is craving greens right now. They are super nutritious - about as good as a multi-vitamin. I really believe we should eat according to the cycles of earth. Things are set up in nature according to what we need, when we need them. After a long winter of storage veggies, low light, cold weather and a lower activity level we need super foods to clean out the toxins and rev our systems back up. Nature helps us with this by providing greens. I will continue to provide green things every week - along with ideas on how to use them.

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