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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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Week 4

First off, please note that because of the holiday this is Week 4, an EVEN pick up week if you have a half share. One extra week of waiting if you have an ODD share. Second, thanks for supporting us farmers in taking a “week off”. Of course, as a Read more

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Week 3, 2019

It is spring fruit week! This week’s standard share includes: strawberries cherries salad mix cilantro beets bok choi head lettuce garlic scapes Check out last week’s blog post if you need some garlic scape inspiration. If you’re not familiar with bok choi, it is a lovely Asian green in the Read more

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