How to embrace the mud season
Published April 26, 2019
The snow is quickly melting in the high country and summer adventures are just around the corner. But meanwhile, it’s mud season. That means fewer crowds, a slower pace and a chance to take a breath and refocus. It might also mean more time on your hands. If you’re looking for a spring project to fill some of that downtime, look no further. We’ve collected inspiring ideas from some of Silverthorne’s talented businesses and business owners.
1. Get in on a community garden plot. Silvana’s Community Garden is taking applications through April 30. New this year: The community garden has dropped the number of volunteer hours required for plot holders from 10 to six while also lowering plot fees by $10.
2. Take advantage of new, fresh produce. Step aside, citrus. Asparagus, we are ready for you! Hopefully, the mud season finds you freed up to spend more time in the kitchen. Here are a few spring-inspired recipe ideas from Silverthorne’s own Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest:
- Asparagus, Egg, and Prosciutto Tart with Everything Spice
- Panzanella Style Caprese Asparagus Salad
- Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata
- Strawberry Coconut Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream
- Brie Stuffed Artichokes
- Spinach and Artichoke Melts
3. Celebrate community. Fewer crowds means more opportunity to bump into and spend quality time with your favorite year-round neighbors. Together, let’s celebrate. May’s First Friday event at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center will be a locals’ appreciation party. Enjoy live music and samples from more than 30 breweries and distilleries on May 3!