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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 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 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 1 2018

Welcome to the first box of the 2018 season. As you can tell from this week’s box, us farmers managed to catch up after a long winter! This time of the year greens rule the harvest in Michigan. For the next few weeks you can expect to see lots of Read more

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It’s CSA Day 2018!

The end of February is officially the most popular time for CSA signups around the country. Don’t wait till spring, sign up now and look forward to great eats starting in June! This year we have more options than ever for pickup locations, plus a new member grower at Fisheye Read more

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