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Week 3, 2015

So it is bad form to complain about the rain, as water is so important for growing plants, but if we can dry out a bit this week nobody would mind.  The clay soils of Detroit are great for a lot of things, but draining after a big rain like Read more

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Collard Greens

Collard greens are a super healthy green closely related to cabbage and broccoli. There’s evidence that people have been eating this slightly bitter green for over 2000 years.  Here in the US it is closely associated with southern cooking and soul food, but they’re also a staple in east Africa, Read more

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Kohlrabi: Vegetable from Mars

I love Kohlrabi for its strangeness.  The part that you eat is actually a swollen stem that grows just above the surface of the ground, giving the impression of some alien being. This vegetable is in the cabbage family.  Its name in fact comes from the German Kohl for cabbage Read more

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Week 2, 2015

This rain and heat might be a little rough on us humans, but it is perfect for our crops- and the weeds.  Enjoy all the goodies this week brings:   Garlic scapes from Food Field Kohlrabi from Fields of Plenty Lettuce from Food Field Salad Mix from Food Field Beets Read more

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Garlic scape and herb spread

New CSA member Jennie Weakley shared with us this easy, customizable herb spread that is great for sandwiches and other uses.  She used Labneh, but mayonnaise, cream cheese, or some other creamy base would work just as well. Finely chopped oregano and dill (or other herbs) Finely chopped garlic scapes Read more

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Week 1 2015

It’s Week 1 of our FOURTH year as a CSA.  A lot has changed over the past few years, but week 1 is still exciting and crazy.  We’re a little soggy this week but most of our crops have been LOVING this muggy weather for growing.  Fingers crossed we’ll dry Read more

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