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Week 11

On the agenda for this weeks blog: the produce list, some ideas on how to use borage and other veggies this week, and then some overall updates about the farm and season. This week’s produce share includes: Apples Cherry tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes Cucumbers Green beans Watercress Hot peppers Chives Borage 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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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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Week 14

This week’s share includes: Red Swan Beans (Fields of Plenty) Heirloom, Slicer or Cherry Tomatoes (multiple farms) Eggplant or Cabbage (Iroquois Avenue & Fields of Plenty) Kale (Occupy Yourself & Buffalo Street) Herbs, various (Singing Tree) Bell/Sweet Peppers (Food Field & Iroquois Avenue) Salad Mix (Food Field) Potatoes (Buffalo Street) Read more

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Week 12

The late summer means pepper season to us! Depending on your pick-up, you have already received in previous weeks some combination of shishitos, green bell peppers, hatch chiles, and/or jalapeños, but the abundant diversity continues to expand into September. This week will be our first addition of red and yellow 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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