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CSA 2022 week 28 distribution

CSA 2022 week 28: the last box

Well, it’s finally here: CSA 2022 week 28, the very last week of bounty from our farmers at Beaverland Farms. Unsurprisingly, our box contains cool weather produce: potatoes, beets, and an adorable little butternut squash. After this week, we’ll be visiting our local farmers market, where I’m sure we’ll be able to […]

CSA 2022 week 27 distribution

CSA 2022 week 27: chard, green tomatoes

Fall in Michigan: beautiful when it’s sunny, gloomy when skies are grey. Unsurprisingly after last week’s frost warning, we have green tomatoes in this week’s box from CSA 2022 week 27. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms can’t keep tomatoes growing forever, so it’ll be goodbye, tomatoes, see you next summer. Our box contains […]

CSA 2022 week 26 distribution

CSA 2022 week 26: mushrooms, fennel, squash

Our weather has been warm and cool and wet and dry; this is absolutely what we expect in a SE Michigan October. There has already been a frost warning; the growing season here is short. It’s CSA 2022 week 26, and the tomatoes are still coming! Our farmers at Beaverland Farms may […]

CSA 2022 week 25 distribution

CSA 2022 week 25: potatoes, beets, eggplant

Typical Michigan October weather: quite chilly, and quite warm, sometimes in the same day . Our box from Beaverland Farms shows this also: we have tomatoes and lettuce mix, but also beets and potatoes. CSA 2022 week 25 brings us roots, leaves, and berries, too: there’s a little box of raspberries! […]

CSA 2022 week 24 distribution

CSA 2022 week 24: eggplant, tomatoes, greens

It’s been cool this past week – chances are that’s a permanent state of affairs, as we head into October. Our box from Beaverland Farms has cucumbers and tomatoes – is that summer’s last gasp? CSA 2022 week 24 brings us produce for our last big salads of the season. I’m […]

CSA 2022 week 23 distribution

CSA 2022 week 23: peppers, chard, cherry tomatoes

The weather-folks were right: it got chilly this past week. Right on the equinox, there was a sudden shift in temperatures, from highs in the mid-80s (F), to high in the low 60s. All this coming week it’s expected to be cool and occasionally rainy, so the weather has definitely […]

CSA 2022 week 22 distribution

CSA 2022 week 22: raspberries, bok choy, tomatoes

The weather forecast tells us that this is the last week in which we can expect hot weather. The crops from our farmers at Beaverland Farms already show this: we have wonderful tomatoes, but also fall raspberries and bok choy. We’ll still have warm days, but the nights are definitely getting cooler, […]

CSA 2022 week 21 distribution

CSA 2022 week 21: hot peppers, young ginger, eggplant

We’re having cooler nights here in SE Michigan – clearly we’re in the last weeks of summer. There are still glorious tomatoes, but CSA 2022 week 21 brings us hot peppers, eggplant, and young ginger. While I’m not a fan of hot peppers – in fact, I gave them away […]

CSA 2022 week 20 distribution

CSA 2022 week 20: tomatoes, celery, peppers

Tomato season is still in gloriously full production! We love tomato season. CSA 2022 week 20 gives us more tomatoes, but I still want more. Chances are good that I’ll buy a half-bushel to do some serious tomato preserving later this month. We have a box of goodness this week […]

CSA 2022 week 18 distribution

CSA 2022 week 18: chard, beans, tomatoes

We had a bit of cooler weather last week – by which I mean it wasn’t in the 90s every day, with 95% humidity. That’s a relief. This week, CSA 2022 week 18 brings us summer produce and just a hint of fall to come. We have cucumbers, eggplant, and […]

CSA 2022 week 17 distribution

CSA 2022 week 17: tomatoes, peaches, ground cherries

CSA 2022 week 17 brings us more summer – in this case, big tomatoes, peaches, and ground cherries. What are ground cherries, I hear you asking: ground cherries are not cherries at all, but a cousin to the tomato. They have very round little fruit inside paper husks, and they […]

CSA 2022 week 16 distribution

CSA 2022 week 16: cucumbers, peppers, beets

It’s August – where has the time gone? It’s CSA 2022 week 16 already. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have filled our box with more good stuff this week, including the first two bell peppers. We have more tomatoes, and a lush bunch of chard, as well as multicolor beets. This week’s box […]