I'm especially excited about the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share I've purchased this year from Amy at Garden Sweet Farms. I've never been too interested in a CSA until I heard about Amy's "market style" program. I can purchase from her whenever I'd like--either at the weekend markets or at her farm stand during the week--and choose what I'd like to buy. No surprise boxes of obscure vegetables that have to be picked up at a certain time and place each week. I even used my CSA share this weekend to buy some beautiful plants starts for my own garden. I'm also excited because Amy is know for her strawberries!
So in addition to the healthy fair you'd expect to see, there will definitely be some desserts and baked goods thrown into the mix, as well as a few recipes featuring things I've grown in my own garden.
We had a few big, late season snow storms here in Colorado that were much welcomed, and in fact, prayed for by most of the locals who remember last summer's devastating wildfires. School kids actually had a snow day on May 1, when we received over a foot of snow! Which means the crops are a few weeks late this year, but we're not complaining. And after checking out the market this week, I'm ready to get started!
So be sure to come back next week for the first installment of Market Mondays! To be sure you don't miss any fabulous farmer's market recipes, follow my Farmer's Market & Garden Recipes board on Pinterest, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and now Google +.