Maine is experiencing a late spring, so, while many parts of the country are enjoying seasonal ingredients like asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, nettles, peas, and ramps, we are still waiting for the final few feet of snow to melt and the grounds to thaw.
Thankfully there are many farmers who planted spinach in their greenhouses last fall and allowed this hardy green to sit back and enjoy the long cold winter. Now that the days have grown longer and warmer, this colorful leafy green has become a well received feature at most farmer's markets, coops, and farm stands.
Spinach is a versatile green and lends itself to a variety of preparations. From salads to smoothies, you can easily find a place for spinach in your repertoire of recipes. Below, I've created 5 ways to enjoy spring spinach that will fit into your family creations with ease.