Springing to life

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Springing to life

Seasonal produce adds colorful pop to our palates
Owner Linda Illsley of Linda’s Local Food Cafe advocates for using local produce year-round. Here, she slices potatoes for a creamy base for pumpkin-kale soup.
Potatoes of a shocking purple hue, locally grown, of course, await their turn in Illsley’s soup.
Kale, a superfood full of antioxidants, will play a role in Illsley’s healthy soup. Local farmers grow the green almost full time.
Locally grown Blue Hubbard squash takes a large sharp knife (or even an axe) to cut and prepare, but its sweet flavor is worth the work.
Charlie Foster, a farmer with Adobe House Farm, crouches under a hoop house to plant tomatoes on County Road 252.
Farmer Charlie Foster of Adobe House Farm prepares the soil for tomato plants that won’t be ready to harvest until summer.

Springing to life

Owner Linda Illsley of Linda’s Local Food Cafe advocates for using local produce year-round. Here, she slices potatoes for a creamy base for pumpkin-kale soup.
Potatoes of a shocking purple hue, locally grown, of course, await their turn in Illsley’s soup.
Kale, a superfood full of antioxidants, will play a role in Illsley’s healthy soup. Local farmers grow the green almost full time.
Locally grown Blue Hubbard squash takes a large sharp knife (or even an axe) to cut and prepare, but its sweet flavor is worth the work.
Charlie Foster, a farmer with Adobe House Farm, crouches under a hoop house to plant tomatoes on County Road 252.
Farmer Charlie Foster of Adobe House Farm prepares the soil for tomato plants that won’t be ready to harvest until summer.
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