The seeds are rolling in (picture of seeds in boxes). This year we had our biggest seed order yet, and are growing fifty-eight different types of vegetables and plants, and a whopping TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN DIFFERENT VARIETIES! No wonder we have to have so many spreadsheets to keep it straight! Twenty-seven different tomatoes, twelve different types of potatoes, ten different types of onions, fifteen different lettuces, what an exciting time!
We are focusing on improving our selection for the winter months. Some exciting new additions along that thought process include radicchio the spicy winter chicory, parsnips the sweet-sweet storage root, microgreens, and sprouts! Jim is heading up the microgreen and sprout division. They are interesting to us because they sprint from seed to plate, can be produced as soon as the greenhouse is in use, and have such deliciousness.
In only a few short weeks our greenhouse will be up and running and we will be starting seeds. And before we know it, we will be seeding in the field. The seasons plans are laid out like a game board ahead of me, still materializing but with bounds and ever increasing detail. This is the time to wind the clock folks!
See you at market!
How it works:
Open an account by prepaying and become a member. This prepayment helps the farm by guaranteeing income in the face of adverse growing conditions. For your commitment to us, a bonus will be added to your opening balance. This account can be used throughout the season to purchase produce. Balances roll over from year to year and are only void if left unused for a year or more.
You won't have to worry about receiving produce that your household does not enjoy, committing to attending the market every week, or remembering to bring cash to the market. Instead, look forward to coming to one of our five weekly markets when you want and selecting the produce of your choice! You may choose from all available produce and select quantities you prefer. Your balance will be adjusted to reflect your selections without hassle.
In addition to flexibility, you will receive a weekly email with your account balance, a list of available produce, and updates about farm happenings.
We offer five account sizes:
Prepay $200 and Receive a 6% Bonus – Opening Balance of $212
Prepay $250 and Receive an 8% Bonus – Opening Balance of $270
Prepay $300 and Receive a 10% Bonus – Opening Balance of $330
Prepay $350 and Receive a 12% Bonus – Opening Balance of $392
Prepay $400 and Receive a 14% Bonus – Opening Balance of $456
Produce available includes, but is not limited to:
BeetsCucumbers Mustard greensSpinach
Boc choyEggplant OnionSquash, Summer
Brussel sproutsGarlicPeppers, HotSweet Potatoes
Cabbage GingerPeppers, Sweet Tatsoi
All the best!
Helen, Jim, Exie the dog, and the Lake Divide Farm Crew!
Cabbage: Green, red, round, crinkly, smooth, ALL DELICIOUS! Check out our pseudo-brussels-cabbage too!
Carrots: Orange, White, Yellow, and some sneaky purples (limited)
Garlic by the clove
Kohlrabi: Beastly beauties. I have been cubing and roasting them and can't get enough. I don't even peel the little ones!
Potatoes: White, red skinned, and fingerlings!
Radishes: Loose daikon, green meat (sweet daikon), black, watermelon
Winter squash: Long pie, spaghetti, butternut
Turnips- Purple Top and a sweet white ruta-turnip (limited)
*We send this email out before harvest, and although we do our very best to make accurate predictions, crops and quantities found at market may vary.
Markets, always rain or shine!
(we begin attending on dates listed above)
Saturday: Ann Arbor and Chelsea
The Ann Arbor Market is located in the Kerrytown District at 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI. The market runs from May thru December, 7 am to 3 pm and January thru April from 8 am to 3 pm.
The Chelsea Farmers' Market is in the cafeteria of the Washington Street Education Center at 500 Washington Street in Chelsea, It runs November through March from 9 am to 1 pm.