This email is a little later than usual. But here it is! Gravel spread about. The tractors are coming tomorrow. The shipping container will be here soon. We are planting and prepping. Hoop House 2 is almost ready to be planted. We are on a roll. Rolling rolling rolling.
Saturday Ann Arbor Customers! Ahoy! We will likely be in the sand lot again! We will set up our orange-legged tents and put up our sign. PLEASE LOOK FOR US! I promise, we are there :) If you can't find us, ask in the office!
Eggs or Milk? Customers of Chelsea and Stockbridge (or other folks that live close to Munith)! We have a friend and neighbor that has cows and chickens! They can provide you with eggs ($2.50/dozen) and milk ($5.00 gallon- can be purchased in half gallons). If more than one of you are interested, I can make connections and you can take turns picking the items up. I would consider doing some kind of pick up and market delivery if there are some interested parties in a more distal market. They are wonderful people. Their kids do most of the work for the animals. The animals live in paradise and are extremely well taken care of and loved. All proceeds go into the children's college funds. Email me to let me know if you are interested and we will take it from there. Here is a link to their facebook page so you can check them out.
Tomatoes: There is still time for sauce! A brief respite from the impending cool is upon us. The sale continues! See below:
If you get over 5 pounds, the price is $2.50/pound (three bursting quarts for $13-$14).
If you go over 10 pounds, the price is $2.00/pound (about six quarts!).
We also have seconds for sale, any amount for $2.00.
You could score a whole tray of delicious heirloom tomatoes for just $20! Get more than 2 trays, that price goes down to just $15/tray.
Our markets this week:
Wednesday: Ann Arbor
Saturday: Eastern Market, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Chelsea
Simple simple doesn't mean not the best. Radish and butter sandwich with salt.
Radish and Butter sandwich with salt:INGREDIENTS
- Olive oil, butter, mayo, other fatty substance (I have even used peanut butter!)
- Delicious bread- White lotus Levain if you head to Ann Arbor or Eastern! Every market we go to has delicious bread!
- Any radish, thinly sliced! (my current favorite is the purple daikon)
- salt, pepper to taste
- I don't think you really need me to tell you what to do. I love to toast the bread so it is warm. I slice the radishes with a mandoline so they are delightfully thin. I often eat the sandwich open-face. The warm bread, with the cool radishes is just a dream.
Food for thought:
It is officially fall. The fall equinox, the official switch to predominant darkness, was Monday. The daylight hours are growing shorter, the dusky and dark hours are lengthening. I am sure you are all noticing it on your morning commutes or during your evening activities.
For the farm this means a couple things. We are starting just a touch later- at 7:30 rather than 7:00 am. We just couldn't see! Soon that start time will slink back to around 8:00 and then possibly even later. It also means the plants are growing increasingly more slowly. We timed our crops, to the best or our ability, to accommodate decline, so hopefully it will go well. It also means the weed pressure is decreasing. There are sometimes even fall crops that we don't have to weed at all!
It also means that things are getting a little chillier here! We are preparing to cover our crops with blankets to keep them safe and well come the first frost. We should start betting on when that will be. A new annual pool.
Lots to do!
See ya at market!
Helen writing for the Lake Dividers: Jim, Lizz, Janet, Malcolm, Mattie, Cody, Sean, Alic, Doug, Kathryn, and Shana!
Good for the Earth, Good for the Farmers, Good for the People. The Trifecta of sustainability. Good for the earth: Taking care of the natural world is a important, after all, it takes care of us; Good for the farmer: We believe farmers should have livable hours and livable wages; Good for the people: We believe in food equality and bringing our produce to market at an affordable price and keeping it accessible is important to us.
- Looking to join our CSA or renew your membership? Find more details here. The basics? Open an account with us, get a bonus, and use your account to purchase produce with us at any of our markets. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.
- We are accepting workshares both on the farm and at market. Please email for details.
Collard Greens- Still loving this recipe
Microgreens- may be limited or not present this week
Tokyo Bekana! Loose leave bok choy lettuce
All manner of deliciousness:
Broccoli- limited but another round is on the way
Napa cabbage- big luscious heads are back!
Garlic- For me, these juicy cloves go in just about EVERYTHING!
GREEN TOMATOES! So good fried or pickled!
Ground Cherries! Nature's candies wrapped in a husk. You tell us what they taste like!
Onions- All types, sweet and pungent, yellow and red!
Potatoes- may be limited this week
Fingerling potatoes- May be limited this week
Peppers- friers and bells!
Hot peppers: Hungarian hot wax, Jalepenos, and Poblanos
Shishito Peppers: Delicious Japanese friers
Daikon Radish! Green and purple!
Watermelon Radish! They're back!
Sweet Turnips! Limited but not for long!
Wintersquash! Not just for winter- Delicata, dumpling, and acorn!
Zucchini: Green and Yellow- get them while they last!
Cilantro and Dill
This weeks Markets
Wednesday: Ann Arbor
In the same location as the Saturday market, the Ann Arbor Wednesday Market is a little more laid back. If you don't want to fight the crowds. come out on Wednesday and take the chance to talk with all your farmers, chefs, and artisans.The Ann Arbor Market is located in the Kerrytown District at 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI Find us there May thru December, 7 am to 3 pm.
The Northville Market is located at the corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Roads. It runs May thru October, 8 am - 3 pm
The Stockbridge Open Air Market is located on the square in downtown Stockbridge. It runs from May thru October from 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday: Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Detroit's Eastern Market, The White Lotus Farm Cart and Royal Oak Market
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 - 3 pm.
The Chelsea Farmers' Market is located in the Palmer Commons at 304 S. Main St.. It runs May thru October (then moves inside thru December!) from 8 am - 1 pm.
The Eastern Market in Detroit is located about a mile northeast of downtown. It covers about 43 acres, bounded by I-75 on the West and Gratiot Avenue on the South. It runs year round from 6am – 4pm
The Royal Oak Market is an indoor market located at 316 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067. It runs year round from 7am - 1pm.