rhubarb recipes

Everything Rhubarb

Emma Beauchamp, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Recipes, Spring

I am a rhubarb fanatic. I’ll eat it straight from the bush, in a pie, in a cocktail, however I can. Rhubarb is such a striking vegetable– those ruby red stalks erupting from the ground topped with their poisonous green foliage (don’t eat those!). Finding these stalks at the farmers market is one of my favorite signs of spring. 

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Pickled Radishes and Pestoed Radish Tops

Emma Beauchamp, Find Local Food, Recipes, Spring

Sweet spring is finally here. Farmers markets are brimming with greens, radishes, ramps, mushrooms, and so much more. With all of this choice available, after a loonnng winter, it’s easy to get a little over enthusiastic and fill your fridge to the brim. By condensing veggie tops into pesto and pickling veggies, you can both extend their season as well as save room in the fridge. Here are some recipes that work well with, but are not limited to radishes.

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It’s CSA sign-up season!

Economy, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Get Involved, Kelly Wilson, Southeast Michigan, Spring

The return of the longer days, bouts of sunshine, and the pop of crocus and snowdrops have signaled that spring is here. If you’re like me, you’re dreaming of your garden and the tastes of fresh, local produce. To ensure that you have consistent access to these flavors, and the upcoming seasonal bounty, consider signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

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Spring Newsletter Contest!

Emma Beauchamp, Event, Spring

Hello, hello! Do you feel lucky? Well? Then sign up for our SE Michigan newsletter to be entered to win a prize! Not only that, but you’ll also get the latest local food stories, recipes, and vegetable jokes delivered right to your inbox each month!

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Here’s what you could win:

• 1st Edition screen-printed TLD Apron

•A copy of our 2017 Guides to Local Food for Northern Michigan and Southeast Michigan delivered straight to your door

•$10 to either Ann Arbor Seed Co, or Nature and Nurture Seeds

Follow this link to sign up for our newsletter 

All you have to do is sign up for our Southeastern Michigan newsletter between April 15-30. Then we will contact the winner by email in early May! 

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With questions, contact Emma at emma@localdifference.org

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Wake Up from your Winter Slumber: Festival of the Angry Bear

Event, Find Local Food, Melissa Orzechowski, Specialty Producers, Spring

Welcome spring to the U.P. dressed as your favorite woodland creature drinking local beer, with local ingredients, while listening to local music at the Festival of the Angry Bear this Saturday, April 6 from 3 p.m. to midnight at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette.

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Flatbread Pizza With Asparagus and Goat Cheese

Recipes, Spring, Tricia Phelps

This simple grilled flatbread is a summer staple. As the seasons change, try mixing it up with local topping combinations like Strawberries, Basil & Leelanau Raclette or Summer Squash, Zucchini & Boss Mouse Montasio! This simple five-minute naan is even tasty enough to eat by itself.

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Rhubarb Ginger Puree

Michelle Rodriguez, Recipes, Spring

Rhubarb grows in many farms and backyards throughout Michigan. It’s often used in pies as a tart component to an overall sweet dish, but we find that people often struggle with other ways to use it. Michelle Rodriguez shares a delicious recipe for a Rhubarb Ginger Puree to pair with grilled pork or chicken.