It's Mother's Day weekend, and what better way to prepare than to stop by the North Union Farmers Market to pick up ingredients for dinner, or a nice potted plant or flowers for the garden? If you're heading to the Crocker Park Market, it's flower week there, plus a chef and live music. At both markets though you'll find plenty of gorgeous flowers, and the in-season vegetables this week are ramps and asparagus. Pick up some asparagus and some locally raised beef for a fantastic Mother's Day Meal!
If you'd like to take full advantage of both ramps and asparagus, try this Asparagus and Ramp Soup with Yogurt found on our "locally grown" board on Pinterest-- but make sure you re-pin many of are delicious locally grown recipes as well!
With the weather as it's been, have you been breaking out the electric gardening tools? Electrical cords can be a tripping hazard. Place them carefully to avoid injury. Warm electrical cords are a sign of overloading; ensure that before an appliance is plugged in with an electrical cord that it is properly rated. Brittle, cracked, or worn electrical cords should be discarded. Never run electrical cords under rugs, near heaters, or water pipes.
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