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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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Week 2, 2019

Another salad heavy week as we are still dealing with a lot of rain and seasonably cool temperatures. We are seeing a warm up coming in the next week so plan on more variety coming soon. This week’s produce share includes salad mix 2 heads lettuce 2 bunches scapes beets Read more

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Week 1, 2019

Welcome to the first week of the 8th year of City Commons CSA! We are so happy to have you. This week the standard produce share includes: Salad Mix (2 bags) Head Lettuce Radishes Spinach Oregano Tarragon   As you may have heard, things are a little behind our usual Read more

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Thoughts on Fresh Winter Veggies

Many people might think that seasonal eating means only meat (or beans) and potatoes (or other stored root veggies) all winter, but until it gets super cold there are also plenty of fresh greens and freshly harvested root vegetables to be eaten as well. Those getting a Thanksgiving CSA this week Read more

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Seminole Pumpkins

Every year it is nice to try a new vegetable (or variety of vegetable) or two. This year one of the ones we tried out over at Fields of Plenty was a Seminole Winter Squash. There were a few things that attracted me to trying this out. One is that Read more

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Week 20

Detroit is a beautiful place to be in October(at least when the sun is shining). The bright colors of changing leaves remind us by contrast how verdant our city is during the growing season. Of course, we feel sad that this is our last week of the CSA. But, it Read more

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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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