Archive | August, 2015

A letter from Chris’s Cousin

Below is a letter from the cousin of our Buffalo Street farmer.  If you’re feeling inspired toss his a buck or two for running so far, and for Chris farming so hard: People – As many of you know, my cousin Christopher has been busting his ass as a farmer and resident on the east […]

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Week 11, 2015

A little bit of cooler weather might be slowing down some of the heat lovers (temporarily if the extended forecast is to be believed) but it is adding new vigor to some fall greens we’ve planted.  Don’t worry, unless we have a freak early frost there should be eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers for many […]

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are my FAVORITE.  This is a little poem/celebration I wrote on the blackboard at a farm I worked on a few years ago: Give thanks to the Mother Earth from whom all blessings flow. Give thanks to the Sun, Moon and Stars. Give thanks to the rain and the creek. Give thanks to the […]

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Week 10, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out to Fields of Plenty on Sunday for our member potluck.  It was a great to see you all and share food with you.  We’re halfway through the season and we hope you’re enjoying everything you’re getting in your box.  Please share with us any concerns or questions you have, […]

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Carrot Top Soup

CARROT TOP SOUP (Local Flavors by Deborah Madison) Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 bunch (6 small to medium) carrots, the tops and roots 2 Tbs. butter 3 Tbs. white rice 2 large leeks (or 2 purplette onions), white parts only 2 thyme sprigs 2 Tbs. chopped dill, parsley, celery leaves sea salt and freshly ground pepper […]

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Roasted Eggplant and Fennel Recipe

My mom is a CSA member of Mile Creek Farm in Dayton, OH and made this recipe for me a few weeks ago when I was visiting her. It’s pretty tasty! Roasted Eggplant and Fennel Salad Serves 2 You will need: 1 medium-sized eggplant 1 large fennel bulb 2 garlic cloves or 3 small ones, […]

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Week 9, 2015

The last few weeks have seen us farmers busily trying to get all our fall crops, such as beets, greens, and lettuce in the ground so we’ll have a continuous harvest throughout the rest of the growing season. Timing is critical this time of year. If we don’t a planting in the ground on the […]

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Week 8, 2015

Today I’m doing what I almost never do, and that is prioritize my farm work based on how stuff looks.  That is because tomorrow night my farm (Fields of Plenty) will be a roll by on the 18th Annual Detroit Agriculture Network Garden Tour.  Fields of Plenty and Food Field will be on the Central Bus […]

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We are full for now- but planning to add more members at a pro-rated cost after July 4. Please e-mail citycommonscsa@gmail.com and we will put your on our list and be in touch in early July.