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It’s hard to believe the snow that is falling on apple blossoms and spring flowers right now. So I am choosing to ignore the snow flurries and focus on my favorite signs of spring. My snap peas are pushing out of the ground and beginning to put tendrils out towards the trellis. There’s something so special about crunching into a snap pea in spring, one of the first items of produce I get to enjoy from my garden. So I wrote a haiku about them.


Snap Pea

Spring epitome

Sweet tendrils crawling skyward

Won’t you reach for me?


Molly Sowash is a national service AmeriCorps member with Rural Action‘s Sustainable Agriculture team. You’ll find her at the Chesterhill Produce Auction loading produce, checking customers out, or making friends with the livestock. She studied Creative Writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and lived in Minneapolis for three years before returning to her roots in Ohio.


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