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Box #4

This week we have more conventional produce to offer.  Most items are probably self-explanatory except perhaps the cherries.  The cherries in the box are sour cherries.  While some people think they are yummy out of the box, general consensus seems to point towards cooking them.  The most common use of these cherries is in pies […]

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Box #2

This week we have lovely things for you to eat.  The weather has been tolerable, a little dry, but after last season which was drier than normal, most of us farmers sorted out our water problems.  In some ways it is easier to farm when it is dry and the farmer can control the amount, […]

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Box #1 2017

Hello and welcome to the 2017 season of City Commons CSA!  This year marks our fifth season in business and we can’t wait to share our fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers with you.  We have been extremely busy over the last several weeks, prepping beds, planting seeds and transplants and hoping for rain and bees […]

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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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Eggplant Gratin with Greens and Tomatoes

Pushing through the last of the eggplant at our house tonight my partner assembled this lovely eggplant gratin. Depending on what’s on hand you could use a different cheese. Also, we added a couple cayenne peppers to the egg mixture because we like it spicy, but you might decide that doesn’t work for you. Ingredients […]

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Chickpea Salad with Coriander and Cumin

This is a main dish salad based mostly on a recipe from Local Flavors by Deborah Madison. The “Garnish” part of the recipe is flexible to include all sorts of ingredients from your CSA box. You can cook the chickpeas the day before and make the garnish later. Chickpeas 2 cups dried chickpeas or 4 cup, cooked […]

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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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We are full for now- but planning to add more members at a pro-rated cost after July 4. Please e-mail citycommonscsa@gmail.com and we will put your on our list and be in touch in early July.