Archive | November, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate lots of things: family, friends, and the foods of the season. We want to thank all of our CSA members for supporting us doing our 2012 season. If you’d like to eat lots of Detroit grown produyoungest Thanksgiving you should sign up for our 2013 Thanksgiving CSA box. […]

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Week 19: November 17

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for harvesting and packing our final CSA for the 2012 season. We farmers will spend the rest of November putting our farms to bed for the winter, building the soil with cover crops and compost, and allowing the land to rest until spring. Winter also allows […]

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Pasta with Pumpkin Sage Sauce

8 ounces linguine 1 medium shallot 3-4 garlic cloves 2 sprigs fresh sage (10-12 leaves) 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (can use any winter squash puree) 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1/2 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese salt and pepper to taste Bring a large pot of salted water […]

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Potato Leek Soup

3 large leeks, cut lengthwise, separate, clean. Use only the white and pale green parts, chop. 2 Tbsp butter 2 cups water 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option) 2 lbs potatoes, peeled, diced into 1/2 inch pieces Marjoram – dash 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or […]

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Stir fried green cabbage with fennel seeds

Cabbage and fennel seeds go well together.  Here’s one take on it, but experiment with whatever you have in the kitchen. 1 1/2 lbs green cabbage 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp sesame seeds 1 onion 1 tsp salt 2/5 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tbsp fresh lemon […]

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Shallots?

Shallots are in the onion family and have a taste a little between an onion and garlic.  The flesh is a little less strong tasting than an onion.  They will add delicious delicate flavor to any dish.  Try caramelizing them and then sauteing some thinly sliced beets to serve with them.  Like onions or garlic  […]

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Week 18: November 10

Due to the time change we moved our box packing up a an hour this week so we wouldn’t be packing in total darkness.  The days are getting shorter though so all the plants that are actually still alive are growing VERY SLOWLY.  So you’ll notice this week lots of things that have been in […]

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Week 17: November 3

It’s hard to believe that November is already here. We’re trying to put our farms to rest for the winter as quickly as we can and still stay warm. Despite the lower temperatures we still have quite a few crops in the ground though. This week’s box is full of harvest veggies that give you […]

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Whipped Rutabagas

3 1/2 to 4 pounds rutabagas (two small or one large vegetable) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup whole milk 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into small chunks 2 tablespoons smoked olive oil (if you don’t have smoked olive oil add a pinch more […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Neither artichokes or from Jerusalem, these tubers are actually native to North America and were cultivated by Native Americans long before Europeans arrived on the continent. Related to and resembling sunflowers, Jerusalem artichokes are often called sunchokes. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup chopped onion 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 […]

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