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Box #4

This week we have more conventional produce to offer.  Most items are probably self-explanatory except perhaps the cherries.  The cherries in the box are sour cherries.  While some people think they are yummy out of the box, general consensus seems to point towards cooking them.  The most common use of these cherries is in pies […]

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Box # 3

My garden is a pretty amazing place.  It is set six blocks away from my house and tucked down a side street that dead-ends into the open lot that was once a school.  There are many wild things there, rabbits, pheasants, deer, chickweed, wild peas, dogs, my daughters.  Sometimes it is hard to make order […]

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Box #2

This week we have lovely things for you to eat.  The weather has been tolerable, a little dry, but after last season which was drier than normal, most of us farmers sorted out our water problems.  In some ways it is easier to farm when it is dry and the farmer can control the amount, […]

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Pause on 2017 Sign-Ups

We are happy to announce that we have reached membership capacity for the 2017 growing season. We will evaluate our crop production capabilities in July and determine if we can take on new members. Thanks for helping us meet our membership goal!    

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Box #1 2017

Hello and welcome to the 2017 season of City Commons CSA!  This year marks our fifth season in business and we can’t wait to share our fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers with you.  We have been extremely busy over the last several weeks, prepping beds, planting seeds and transplants and hoping for rain and bees […]

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Storage Share 2016

The storage share is amazing this year.  One bushel box so chock full of vegetables, we couldn’t even close the flaps. Contents: 4 squash (pie pumpkin, butternut, acorn, red kuri, and/or spagetti squash) Rutabaga Turnips Celery Root Storage Radishes Parsnips Sweet Potato Leeks Sage Mixed Herb Bouquet Canned Tomatoes Sauerkraut Garlic Beets Many of these […]

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Season Finale

Thank you City Commons members for making this a great season.  We have ended the year with a bang.  Thanks to the weather (warm and wet late summer/early fall) and our growers, we have a wonderful box to share with you this week. This week, Tomatoes from Food Field Spinach from Dulce Diamante Rutabaga from […]

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Eggplant Gratin with Greens and Tomatoes

Pushing through the last of the eggplant at our house tonight my partner assembled this lovely eggplant gratin. Depending on what’s on hand you could use a different cheese. Also, we added a couple cayenne peppers to the egg mixture because we like it spicy, but you might decide that doesn’t work for you. Ingredients […]

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Second to Last Week

Its week 19, the second to last week in the 2016 CSA season.  If you have a half-share and were assigned to pick up on odd weeks today is your last week.  It seems strange that the season is coming to a close and its still almost 80 degrees outside, but such is a warming […]

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Chickpea Salad with Coriander and Cumin

This is a main dish salad based mostly on a recipe from Local Flavors by Deborah Madison. The “Garnish” part of the recipe is flexible to include all sorts of ingredients from your CSA box. You can cook the chickpeas the day before and make the garnish later. Chickpeas 2 cups dried chickpeas or 4 cup, cooked […]

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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.