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Week 12

Whats in the box?! cherry tomatoes heirloom tomatoes apples plums eggplant OR cucumbers cooking greens (kale, chard, collards) garlic herbs   Last week, we started to cure the acorn squash. These little green gems are closely related to pumpkins, butternuts as well as cucumbers and zucchini. The splash of orange Read more

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Week 11

On the agenda for this weeks blog: the produce list, some ideas on how to use borage and other veggies this week, and then some overall updates about the farm and season. This week’s produce share includes: Apples Cherry tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes Cucumbers Green beans Watercress Hot peppers Chives Borage Read more

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Week 10

Week 10 This week’s share includes Green Tomatoes Cherry Tomatoes Heirloom Tomatoes Kale OR Collards Swiss Chard Herbs Carrots (Full Shares ONLY) Cucumbers (Half Shares ONLY) We love to identify the different varieties of pollinators that frequent our garden, and to plant things that encourage them to bring their friends. Read more

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Week 9

Week 9 Tuesday’s shares include; cherry tomatoes tomatoes beans hot peppers cucumbers (for Friday) shallots basil kale  Here is a great recipe we have tried for marinated green beans. Prep 30 mins Cook 10 mins Ready In 3 h 40 mins Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat and drop in the Read more

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Week 8

This week’s  share include: Mushrooms Honey Tomatoes Chard Beets (full share) or Onions/Scallions (half share) Cucumbers (full share) or Hot peppers (half share) Edible Flowers *Please note weekend share altered As summer begins to end, the 22nd Annual Detroit Urban Farm and Garden Tour with Keep Growing Detroit will take Read more

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Week 7

From Noah at Food Field: This is my last week of urban farming–it’s been an honor growing for you all the past 8 years! Don’t worry, produce from Food Field will keep coming, grown with love by our new farmers: Leandra, Eli, Lauren & Crystal from Finding Our Roots. I’ll Read more

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Week 6

Week 6   This week’s share Swiss Chard Green Onions Carrots Cucumbers Garlic Celery Potatoes Gooseberries (Tuesday Only) Cherry Tomatoes (Friday Only) Heat wave It’s time to jump in the pool! The phrase is often heard at Occupy Yourselves garden.  While a lot of folks would think of a cool Read more

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Week 5- More Rain!

This has by far been the rainiest season we’ve had since the beginning of City Commons. Water is of course very important to plant growth, much like us vegetables are mostly water, but there are some concerns when we have a rainy year like the one we’ve had this year. Read more

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