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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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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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Week 18

This week’s box is filled with delicious goodies.  All the rain we got made our greens lush and the cool nights have killed off some of the pests that like to munch our leaves.  Greens are especially good for your blood and bones so eat up before the winter wipes green off the earth and […]

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Week 17

We’re looking towards a strong homestretch for the CSA. Meteorologists are saying it will be unseasonably warm for the next month, and while a few of the hot crops are fading, many of our fall crops are coming on very strong. With that in mind we still have storage and Thanksgiving shares available for purchase […]

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Week 16

Do you have enough peppers yet?  Who likes hot sauce?  Some like a lot and some like a little but almost everyone likes hot sauce from time to time.  So, make some!  Take stems off peppers and throw them into a blender or food processor.  Add garlic, acid (lime, lemon, vinegar) and a generous amount […]

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Week 14

Week 14 The CSA season is winding down but the veggies in our gardens aren’t.In this week’s box: Arugula Bell Peppers Ghost Peppers Purple or Yellow Beans Cherry Tomatoes Eggplant Tomatoes Cilantro Radishes Holy cow.  My mouth is watering just looking at today’s goods.  Try arugula pesto with walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan and […]

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Weeds

This week, we had to extract veggies from the massive weeds that are overtaking this part of the world.  The rain and heat have made crops bump into serious production but unfortunately, the weeds are out of control too!  Here are some common weeds one might find in the Detroit garden:     Purslane   […]

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Ah Rain! (Week 10)

Finally, the rain came.  They said it was coming and it did.  The growers at City Commons are more than happy, we are back in business.  Let’s just hope it stays wet.  Of course the subject was brought up while we were packing boxes today and we realized something spectacular.  Seeds that we had planted […]

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