Ahhh….springtime We are well into spring (and moving into summer quickly) here in Michigan. What a perfect time of year. Everyone is coming out of hibernation. Neighbors reappear and porches fill up with people talking and laughing, enjoying happy hours and snacks. I love the bonus day Memorial weekend gives…rather than crunching everything into 2 days, I have an extra day to use to relax and be spontaneous. Today my meanderings took me to the newly renovated Fulton Farmer’s Market for the first time this year. I ran into my favorite farmers, Devon and Chad, from Green Wagon Farm in Ada (They have shares and half shares! Check them out at: http://www.greenwagonfarm.com/) and came home with some lovely sunflower sprouts, which turned into a quick lunch of thin crisps, goat cheese, and sprouts.
I also came home with some delicious raw milk cheddar, blue and brown eggs, some Michigan asparagus, and a recommendation to check out a new documentary, Urban Roots (http://urbanrootsamerica.com). Urban Roots is a documentary about the urban farming experimentation going on in Detroit. Looks very interesting and very inspiring.
Today’s lunch reflected the spirit of my day: simple and carefree. It was a great reminder that the months ahead will be full of life and simple tastes.