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City Commons CSA week 7

City Commons CSA week 7

Finally, tomatoes! Hot weather this last week has brought us some of the true summer crops. We’re tomato fiends here, so these are very very welcome, and they won’t last long. 

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City Commons CSA week 6

City Commons CSA week 6

Another week, another wonderful basket! We’ve had hot weather, which has been good for growing – no tomatoes yet, but beans! Zucchini! Today’s harvest brought us fennel, kale, carrots, green and purple beans, zucchini, green onions, and garlic. I’m already thinking what these might turn into: stuffed zucchini with ground

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City Commons CSA week 5 distribution

City Commons CSA week 5

Last year, most of the Tuesday CSA pickups were done in the rain. Today was the first rainy Tuesday this year, with scattered showers all afternoon. Clearly, though, the rain has been good for the plants! Today’s box held turnip greens, red leaf lettuce, fennel, beets, eggplant, zucchini, garlic, and

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City Commons CSA wk 4 2015

City Commons CSA week 4

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time to collect the CSA box at the farm! This week my haul is very green: fennel, kale, green cabbage, 2 kinds of lettuce, sage, green tomatoes (swoon) and the first heads of fresh garlic. I’m already thinking of what I might do with this. Hm, so many

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2015 week 2 distribution

City Commons CSA weeks 1, 2, 3

Let’s play catch-up! I had not posted about weeks 1, 2, and 3 of the City Commons CSA distributions, due to the remodeling of this blog. Let’s correct that, shall we? Here are photos of the first three weeks of glorious produce. You can see we have various greens and

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City Commons CSA distribution wk 12

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

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City Commons CSA Thanksgiving box

One last box from the CSA

I forgot all about it. It was ten months ago, that’s my excuse – but I had completely forgotten that I had one more box coming from City Commons CSA: the Thanksgiving Box. Imagine my surprise, when the email came: come get your box on Monday. I double-checked, and sure enough, I

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City Commons CSA storage share

The CSA’s Last Box

If I weren’t paying attention to the calendar, the weather would be telling me the news: the growing season is over. We’ve had a hard frost, and there’s snow in the forecast for today/tonight. I have to face facts: no more boxes from City Commons. I’ll miss the parade of vegetables! One

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City Commons CSA week 20

CSA week 20: one last big basket

It’s week 20, which means the last distribution of the CSA season. We’re expecting a hard frost this weekend, so we couldn’t expect the bounty to continue, yet I’m sad to see the end of the weekly parade of vegetables. This week’s box contains butternut squash, leeks, carrots, kohlrabi, kale, potatoes,

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CC CSA week 19 distribution

CSA week 19: end of the garden

Week 19: it’s almost the end of the 20 week CSA season. This week’s box contains kale, collard greens, sweet potatoes, lots of jalapeño peppers, mixed salad greens, mustard greens for cooking, butternut squash, potatoes, and a lovely bunch of mint. There have already been frosts, so I don’t expect to see

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City Commons CSA week 18

CSA week 18: soggy & chilly

Wet chilly weather today, and I’ll bet there are wet chilly farmers, too. My CSA box was dry and ready in the storage shed. This week it contains leeks, mustard greens, Swiss chard, potatoes, parsley, green onions, mixed salad greens, eggplants, and what I can only assume are the last

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City Commons CSA

CSA week 17: autumn

Aside from a few peppers, we’re seeing all cool-weather crops. There are only three more weeks of CSA distributions, plus for those who planned ahead, a storage share that will contain hardy vegetables. I’ll store those in a cool place for weeks. Today’s box contains baby beets and their greens, Swiss

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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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