Valley Bounty: Spring Greens

The sap is running, the ground is visible between the snow banks, and it’s finally possible to think about spring—even summer! Spring greens are available from local greenhouses, and give an early taste of the bounty to come. Try topping your greens with local cheese, a hard-boiled egg, and chopped watermelon radish. It’s also a good time to consider a summer CSA share. Signing up now gives you the widest choice of farms and locations, and provides income to farmers when expenses are high and receipts are low.

By Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).

Early spring greens are available at winter farmers’ markets, farm stores, and retailers that prioritize local sourcing. Find them here.

Our guide to choosing a CSA helps you understand the wealth of chooses available, and our full list of Pioneer Valley CSAs gives you all the current details.