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CSA 2022 week 15 distribution

CSA 2022 week 15: tomatoes, peaches, peppers

After a one-week hiatus to refresh the plant beds, this is CSA 2022 week 15, and our farmers at Beaverland Farms have resumed weekly distributions. This means that we’ll have 14 more weeks of delicious boxes to look forward to. They are planting fall crops now, and harvesting summer veg weekly. At […]

CSA 2022 week 14 distribution

CSA 2022 week 14: beans, cucumbers, chard

Mid-July: definitely summer. When it’s hot outside, we’re eating salads, and honestly, longing for the fresh tomatoes we just know will be ready any day now. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have packed a splendid box this week. Inside CSA 2022 week 14’s box we find  beans: green, yellow, and purple! I’d love to see […]

CSA 2022 week 13 distribution

CSA 2022 week 13: beets, squash, cucumbers

In SE Michigan, we’ve settled into summer weather, which alternates between being wonderfully warm and pleasant, and scorchingly hot and humid. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms work with the weather to bring us more great produce. CSA 2022 week 13 brings us more beets and fennel, and adds pattypan squash, cucumbers, and […]

CSA 2022 week 12 distribution

CSA 2022 week 12: zucchini, berries, beets

It’s CSA 2022 week 12 – omg, July already! Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have given us a fantastic box with a surprise: a little punnet of black raspberries. I predict those will be gone within 2 days. What a treat! No more garlic scapes this week; it’s only a short season. […]

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 […]