CSA 2016 and earlier

City Commons CSA week 19

City Commons CSA week 19

We had our first frost last Frida, so it’s only because our CSA has high tunnel greenhouses that we still have some tomatoes. This week our box contained sweet potatoes, red tomatoes, green tomatoes, baby ginger, beets, eggplants, and a greens mix for salads.

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City Commons CSA week 18

City Commons CSA week 18

Tomatillos! This week’s basket has tomatillos, just in time to make a really interesting salsa with the last of the season’s tomatoes. We also have kale, baby collard greens, sweet potatoes, mint, celeriac, and nasturtium leaves and flowers for a bright peppery salad.

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City Commons CSA wk 17

City Commons CSA week 17

Our farmers tell us the tomato plants aren’t dead yet – isn’t that cheerful! I appreciate the tomatoes, though, so go, plants, go. Hang in there as long as you can. This week’s basket definitely shows the season: beets, broccoli greens, garlic, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and mixed salad

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City Commons CSA wk 16

City Commons CSA week 16

Folks, we’re pitching right into autumn. The temperature is dropping, and while we are in no danger of frost this week, it’s clearly going to happen. Our farmers send us summer crops like beans or tomatoes as long as possible. Some of the tomatoes this week are green, since they

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City Commons CSA week 15

City Commons CSA week 15

There’s definitely a touch of autumn in the air. It’s much less humid, and while there are parts of the days where the sun makes it very warm, it’s clear that the season is changing. We see it in this week’s box: only four tomatoes (sob!) and a  quart of cherry tomatoes.

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City Commons CSA week 14

City Commons CSA week 14

For a few days, we had a hint of cooler weather, and then a return to summer. I take this as the sign that our lovely warm weather will end soon. Our farmers are planting fall crops as well as continuing to harvest summer goodies. This week’s box contained kale, carrots, radishes, green

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City Commons CSA wk 13

City Commons CSA week 13

We’ve had rain and hot weather, which the plants love. This week, our CSA box has even more ripe red tomatoes (hooray). We also have collards, purple cabbage, kale, bell peppers, arugula, garlic, and lovely apples.

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City Commons CSA week 12 2015

City Commons CSA week 12

Hot weather returns, and makes the farm’s tomato plants very productive! We have a double helping of ripe red tomatoes this week (hooray). We also have basil, sage, garlic, Swiss chard, radishes, multicolor carrots, and yellow (wax) beans.

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City Commons CSA week 11

City Commons CSA week 11

Our weather has been cool these last few days. Summer is far from over; we have more hot and sunny days to come. It’s clear, though, that the summer harvest is destined to end, perhaps in a glorious abundance of ripe tomatoes any week now. Come on, tomatoes! This week our

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City Commons CSA wk 10 distribution

City Commons CSA week 10

The hot weather this week has been good for summer crops. I keep telling myself that while I hate hot humid weather, the tomatoes love it, so I should count my blessings. This week, the basket has tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, a definite bonus – along with carrots, kale, daikon radish, collards, cucumbers, sage,

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City Commons CSA week 9

City Commons CSA week 9

Let me talk about what’s in the basket. This week, we have dinosaur kale (cavolo nero), carrots, fennel, 2 adorable little eggplants, garlic, and a basket of ripe tomatoes.

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I’m Maurita Plouff, and I write about cooking and preserving the local harvest in Southeast Michigan. Any recipe you find here is something I have cooked myself, and enjoyed, and think you might like too. I invite you to try the recipes, and leave comments.

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