With warmer temperatures and signs of spring everywhere I look, I took my yearly March swim in the Mad River on Sunday. Owen doesn’t mind the cold water, and swam whenever the river wasn’t ice-covered through the winter, but to me the water seemed much colder than usual this year.
With Spring comes the anticipation of fresh, local food. Ramps and morels aren’t far off. It’s a great time to consider joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) program near you. These programs are fantastic: you buy in at the start of the season and pick up a load of fresh veggies each week through the fall. A tremendous resource, no matter where you live, is the excellent www.localharvest.org. There you can find the CSAs near you and other resources to help you eat and live sustainably.
Enjoy this issue, and keep in touch!