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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 17

As the season nears its conclusion, we are happy to provide so our long season goodies in the last few shares of 2018. A few surprises are sweet potatoes and winter squash.   This weeks shares include Mushrooms from the Mushroom Factory potatoes from Buffalo Street rutabaga and herbs from Fields Read more

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Week 16

Farmers and cooks sometimes argue about whether tomatoes and peppers are fruits or vegetables, but what we should really be arguing about are mushrooms. We call them vegetables but, as fungis, they are part of an entirely different biological kingdom than any vegetable. In fact, according to genetics, fungis are Read more

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Week 15

This week’s grower spotlight falls on Buffalo Street Farm’s owner & operator, Chris McGrane. In addition to adding a second hoop house this year, since 2010 Chris has been continuously building and expanding his annual vegetable production space as well as his fruit orchard. Take a tour of Buffalo Street Read more

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Week 10

This week’s share includes: Cherry Tomatoes (multiple farms) Heirloom & Slicer Tomatoes (multiple farms) Cipollini or Green Onions (Occupy Yourself & Fisheye Farms) Kale (Occupy Yourself) Zucchini & Squash (Occupy Yourself & Iroquois Avenue) Basil (Food Field & Iroquois Avenue) Salad Mix (Food Field) Jalapeños (Occupy Yourself) Potatoes (Singing Tree Read more

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Week 9

This week’s grower spotlight is Emily Brent, a founding member of City Commons and the owner of Singing Tree Garden.  Singing Tree Garden is family farming operation and Emily specializes in producing perennial herbs, flowers and tree fruit from her orchard. You may have seen her over the years at 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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