CSA 2022

CSA 2022 week 11 distribution

CSA 2022 week 11: strawberries

Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have given us another great box, and CSA 2022 week 11 brings us a happy surprise: strawberries! We have a lovely bowl of ripe berries that will get eaten today, because who wants to wait around when there are ripe berries? In the box this week, we […]

CSA 2022 week 10 distribution

CSA 2022 week 10: garlic scapes, peas, beets

It’s CSA 2022 week 10 weeks have gone by so very quickly. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have given us another great box. More garlic scapes! There’s such a short season for garlic scapes in the spring, and I look forward to them every year. Garlic scapes are the shoots of the […]

CSA 2022 week 9 distribution

CSA 2022 week 9: garlic scapes

It’s CSA 2022 week 9, and  our farmers at Beaverland Farms have given us another great box. We have garlic scapes! There’s such a short season for garlic scapes in the spring, and I look forward to them every year. Garlic scapes are the shoots of the hard neck garlic plant; our […]

CSA 2022 week 8 distribution

CSA 2022 week 8: kohlrabi and peas

CSA 2022 week 8: can you believe it’s June already? Wow, and this is the 8th box from our farmers at Beaverland Farms. This week, the box moves away from all greens all the time, and starts to add some of the tender young peas I’ve been hoping for. After a […]

CSA 2022 week 7 distribution

CSA 2022 week 7: fennel, beets, greens

This weekend – Memorial Day weekend – marks the beginning of picnic season, and also CSA 2022 week 7. Warm weather is in the forecast, which means, at my house, cool suppers with lots of salads. Happily, our farmers at Beaverland Farms have packed a box full of leafy greens and interesting […]

CSA 2022 week 6 distribution

CSA 2022 week 6: asparagus and rhubarb

It was raining fiercely when I drove to pick up this weeks’ box at Beaverland Farms. I suppose it’s good for growing things, but I’d rather not be sopping wet! Ah well, it’s CSA 2022 week 6, and not only is there more rhubarb, but there’s asparagus! Asparagus is one of […]

CSA 2022 week 5 distribution

CSA 2022 week 5: lots of greens

Springtime in Michigan always has unpredictable weather. April was rainy and cool, while mid-May has seen the thermometer reach 90 degrees for a few days. A big thunderstorm comes through, and we’ll be back to 60s and low 70s. It’s CSA 2022 week 5. The farmers at Beaverland Farms are harvesting newly grown […]

CSA 2022 week 4 distribution

CSA 2022 week 4: early spring crops

It’s CSA 2022 week 4, and it’s clear that our farmers at Beaverland Farms are starting to harvest new-sown crops. This week’s box includes little Tokyo (hakurei) turnips, which are crunchy and mild: similar to radishes, but all white. We have more rhubarb and spinach, as well as a big bunch of […]

CSA 2022 week 3 distribution

CSA 2022 week 3: rhubarb

It’s CSA 2022 week 3: let me show you the box from Beaverland Farms that came today. I get excited about a great box of produce, and this week we get rhubarb: the earliest crop of Michigan’s fickle spring. I adore rhubarb. People argue about whether rhubarb should be thought of as […]

CSA 2022 week 2 distribution

CSA 2022 week 2: early spring

CSA 2022 week 2 brings us another fine box from Beaverland Farms in Detroit, MI. While it was snowing just a few days ago, today the weather forecast is for sunshine and temperatures in the high 70s! Michigan’s springtime is full of extremes. I’m expecting the weather this coming week to be […]

CSA week 1 2022 distribution

CSA 2022 week 1: a new season, a new CSA

Here in SE Michigan, we’ve just begun the season for local produce. Think that’s late? Where I live, the frost free date is May 29 – so I count myself lucky to get local produce any time in April. Let me show you my CSA 2022 week 1 produce box. This […]

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 […]