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Week 19

This week at City Commons we have a great and delicious share for you. Last night we had the season’s first frost and tonight is going to be even colder. I don’t know about you but I love this season. When it gets chilly, somehow I feel even warmer. I Read more

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Week 18

If you enjoy cooking and baking, this is the time of year to start firing up the oven again! The warmth and aroma is the perfect compliment to chilly October nights. What to cook though? Consider the recipe below for a roasted pepper spread. In Poland and eastern Europe, peppers Read more

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Week 17

As the season nears its conclusion, we are happy to provide so our long season goodies in the last few shares of 2018. A few surprises are sweet potatoes and winter squash.   This weeks shares include Mushrooms from the Mushroom Factory potatoes from Buffalo Street rutabaga and herbs from Fields Read more

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Week 16

Farmers and cooks sometimes argue about whether tomatoes and peppers are fruits or vegetables, but what we should really be arguing about are mushrooms. We call them vegetables but, as fungis, they are part of an entirely different biological kingdom than any vegetable. In fact, according to genetics, fungis are Read more

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Week 15

This week’s grower spotlight falls on Buffalo Street Farm’s owner & operator, Chris McGrane. In addition to adding a second hoop house this year, since 2010 Chris has been continuously building and expanding his annual vegetable production space as well as his fruit orchard. Take a tour of Buffalo Street Read more

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Week 14

This week’s share includes: Red Swan Beans (Fields of Plenty) Heirloom, Slicer or Cherry Tomatoes (multiple farms) Eggplant or Cabbage (Iroquois Avenue & Fields of Plenty) Kale (Occupy Yourself & Buffalo Street) Herbs, various (Singing Tree) Bell/Sweet Peppers (Food Field & Iroquois Avenue) Salad Mix (Food Field) Potatoes (Buffalo Street) Read more

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Week 12

The late summer means pepper season to us! Depending on your pick-up, you have already received in previous weeks some combination of shishitos, green bell peppers, hatch chiles, and/or jalapeños, but the abundant diversity continues to expand into September. This week will be our first addition of red and yellow Read more

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Week 11

Three cheers for the coming of week 11 and for the recent rain we that we are happy to receive. The growing season is in full swing now and more and more surprises are expected to be available soon like edible flowers, black eyed peas, spinach, carrots and a few Read more

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Week 10

This week’s share includes: Cherry Tomatoes (multiple farms) Heirloom & Slicer Tomatoes (multiple farms) Cipollini or Green Onions (Occupy Yourself & Fisheye Farms) Kale (Occupy Yourself) Zucchini & Squash (Occupy Yourself & Iroquois Avenue) Basil (Food Field & Iroquois Avenue) Salad Mix (Food Field) Jalapeños (Occupy Yourself) Potatoes (Singing Tree Read more

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Week 9

This week’s grower spotlight is Emily Brent, a founding member of City Commons and the owner of Singing Tree Garden.  Singing Tree Garden is family farming operation and Emily specializes in producing perennial herbs, flowers and tree fruit from her orchard. You may have seen her over the years at Read more

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