Archive | September, 2013

Week 16, 2013

Us farmers are excited that fall crops are finally coming in! We’ve all felt the weather changing and so have the plants. While the cold-weather crops are thriving, the hot-weather loving crops are on their way out. The great thing about harvest season is that for a short period, not only are summer crops (like […]

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Hakurei Turnips!!

For those of you who swear you don’t like turnips, it’s time to rethink your outlook!   The turnips in your box are hakurei turnips–a japanese  specialty turnip that is sweet, creamy and full of flavor! The leaves of hakurei turnips are glossy and tender, unlike other turnip greens you may have tired. Here, we […]

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2013 Week 15

Here’s what’s in your box this week: Green Beans from Vinewood Knoll, Singing Tree Gardens, and Buffalo Street Peppers from Vinewood Knoll, Buffalo Street, Farnsworth You’ll have A LOT of peppers this week.  If you can’t use them all at once, just slice them up and stick them in a plastic bag to freeze, then […]

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Celery Root and Wild Rice Chowder

1/2 cup wild rice 1 celery root 2 large leeks, white parts only 2 Tbs unsalted butter 1 celery rib, diced 1 cup thinly sliced potatoes 1/4 cup parsley 1 bay leaf 1 large thyme sprig salt and pepper 2 cups vegetable stock, chicken stock, or water 2 cups half and half or milk   […]

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Ode to Celeriac

This is an approximation of our conversation while packing boxes on Friday night: Elizabeth: It’s so great we have celeriac in the boxes this week, I love it! Emily: Absolutely.  I was so upset that people at the Grosse Pointe Farmers Market weren’t buying it.  I hope the people who get these boxes will use […]

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2013 Week 14

This is another one of those transition weeks, between our summer and fall crops.  You might remember a similar transition a couple months ago between our spring and summer crops.  It’ll make your box a little light for a week or two, but we figure that’ll just give you time to catch up on your […]

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A great resource for recipe ideas

Mark Bittman is a pretty great food writer and cookbook author, now he’s created this little gadget that’ll help you figure out things to do with what’s in your CSA box: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/08/02/magazine/bittman-farmers-market-recipe-generator.html?_r=1&#/?id=tomato-and-watermelon-salad_7-0-3

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2013 Week 13

It’s harvest season like you wouldn’t believe!  We’re busy not just with the items for this week, but also storage crops like garlic, potatoes, winter squash and more.  Back to the fields for us, but here’s what’s in your box:   Swiss Chard (Vinewood Knoll, Farnsworth, and Buffalo Street) Peppers (Singing Tree, Vinewood Knoll, and […]

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