CSA 2023 week 10

CSA 2023 week 10: Summer begins

You may have noticed a distinct lack of updates on the CSA boxes during June. It’s not that the boxes stopped – our farmers at Beaverland Farms in Detroit have been steadily supplying us with fantastic produce! Just look at some of the boxes in past weeks, and then I’ll […]

CSA 2023 week 5
CSA 2023, Local Harvest

CSA 2023 week 5: beets & peas

Now that the leaves are fully out on the trees, and we’re coming right up on Memorial Day, I think we can safely say spring is well advanced, and it’s about to be, or feel like, summer. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms in Detroit, MI tell us that the warmer weather is […]

Tuscan soup for 2
Small Batch, Soups & Stews

Tuscan Soup for 2

When your warm spring day turns chilly, as mine did today, consider making this small-batch Tuscan soup for 2. It’s similar to the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. You can have it on the table in less time than it would take you to drive to a restaurant. This is a […]

CSA 2023 week 3
CSA 2023, Local Harvest

CSA 2023 week 3: asparagus and mushrooms

It’s definitely spring now: the magnolia trees have dropped their blossoms and the lilacs are blooming. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms in Detroit, MI have packed a wonderful box for us this week. CSA 2023 week 3 brings us more rhubarb (yes!) and asparagus and wine-cap mushrooms too! I have another […]

CSA 2023 week 2
CSA 2023, Local Harvest

CSA 2023 week 2: rhubarb

After a solid week of cold rain, we’re beginning to see the sun, and oh, doesn’t the sunshine feel good on my face! I imagine that’s a bit of what the plants experience, as they stretch toward the light and warmth. This week’s box – CSA 2023 week 2 – […]

rhubarb crumble
Recipes, Desserts, Local Harvest

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb is one of the first local crops to appear at the Farmers Market or in my CSA box. I always get excited when I see it, and I love to make a good rhubarb crumble with the first of the season. It’s the first thing I’ll make, when I […]

Local Harvest, Good Stuff to Know

How to choose a CSA

This is the time of year when CSAs fill their customer lists – so if you have been meaning to look into a CSA, it’s time to act now. You’ve heard of CSAs, right? CSA is short for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a great way to buy local seasonal food directly […]