Ahhhh! The Freshness!

You guys! Spring is here! (With the exception of that weird snowstorm we had last week... what was that all about?) It has been absolutely delightful to see pastures green up, tender leaves unfurl, and, after a long winter of beets, carrots, and veggies, to finally see some fresh green vegetables move through LINC and into public school lunches, university dining services, and area restaurants. Here's a little photo essay celebrating some of my favorite springy moments over the last few weeks.

Urban Eden Farms mizuna. Sooo fresh and beautiful!

Urban Eden Farms mizuna. Sooo fresh and beautiful!

Board member Kamori of Ancient Traditions brought this beauty in. This claytonia tastes exactly like spring.

Board member Kamori of Ancient Traditions brought this beauty in. This claytonia tastes exactly like spring.

Check out these sweet cotyledons!

Check out these sweet cotyledons!

"The grass is green! And it's even greener on the other side of the fence, which means we will constantly be attempting to escape for the next six weeks! Live in constant frustration and despair, Beth!" --Cows of the Lazy R Ranch

"The grass is green! And it's even greener on the other side of the fence, which means we will constantly be attempting to escape for the next six weeks! Live in constant frustration and despair, Beth!" --Cows of the Lazy R Ranch

Another gorgeous contribution from Urban Eden Farms. Check out that arugula!

Another gorgeous contribution from Urban Eden Farms. Check out that arugula!

Oh, potatoes, don't worry. We still love you! (Perfect purple spuds from Vern's Veggies!)

Oh, potatoes, don't worry. We still love you! (Perfect purple spuds from Vern's Veggies!)