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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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Week 8 2018

This week’s share: Tomato(Iroquois Avenue, Buffalo Street, and Food Field) Grapes(Buffalo Street) Pears(Singing Tree) Garlic(Fields of Plenty and Buffalo Street) Cucumbers(Occupy Yourself and Fields of Plenty) Fennel(Iroquois Avenue) Chard(Fisheye) Zucchini or Summer Squash(Occupy Yourself and Iroquois Avenue) Shishito Peppers(Food Field) Carrots or Cabbage(Food Field) Wowzers, have we been having great Read more

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Week 7 2018

While watching our local weather reports, we are sometimes put off by the disappointment the broadcasters view reporting rainy days. We on the other hand are excited and appreciative it comes. Rain is very vital to our operations and the success of our crops. This weekend’s precipitation made for happy Read more

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Week 6 2018

This week we’ll be featuring an unusual treat, heirloom sweet corn from the Farmer Joneses of Occupy Yourself. Sweet Corn is an unusual offering for urban farmers, because it is difficult to grow at a small scale. Therefore we are all excited by the success Donny and Roxanne have had Read more

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Week 5 2018

Now that the fireworks are over, we would like to take the time to recognize and celebrate Independent Growers in Detroit and abroad. But what makes a group or an individual independent? For the most part, the group or person will do the work, confront the cost, and despise short Read more

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Week 4 2018

Since next week is the July 4th holiday, please remember that there will be no CSA distribution July 3rd-7th. Hopefully this week’s yield will be enough to supply your barbecues and potlucks until we return July 10th! This week’s bounty: Beets(Fields of Plenty) Chard(Fields of Plenty) Kale(Occupy Yourself and Buffalo Street) Read more

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Week 3 2018

With temperatures soaring higher and higher, working outside becomes more challenging. Knowing that all of us City Commons growers are enduring the same conditions and prevailing together gets us back into the fields and keeps us positive and upbeat. We lean on each other for the incentive to stay inspired Read more

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Week 2 2018

As farmers wait eagerly for our summer crops to blossom and fruit, we are also appreciating these last few days of spring weather, with plenty of morning rain and cool evening breezes. I know I am also going to miss some of these springtime vegetables, which are showcased in this Read more

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