We are still hiring! Want to work on the farm part-time? We have 30 hour/week positions open. Send us an email if you are interested!
Find us at the following markets from now on:
Wednesday: Ann Arbor! WE will be THERE! Go visit Jim tomorrow!
Saturday: Eastern Market, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, White Lotus Farm Cart, Chelsea
Kale. Don't be over it. I know, it was a trend, but while trends may pass, the deliciousness of this leafy green remains. If you think you don't like kale, but have only had it from the grocery store, come by and take a taste of ours. Tender, flavorful, and fresh tasting. There are so many great things you can make with kale (kale chips, frittata, kale and black beans, etc) but one of the most simple is a salad. And it is so good with everything. I like to make a big one at the beginning of the week and then dole it out as needed, a scoop with breakfast here, a pile at dinner. As it rests in the fridge, the flavors meld making it even tastier.
Simple Kale Salad
- 1 bunch kale
- oil (olive oil for me! but any type you like for you!)
- Touch of salt
- Optional: sunflower seeds, green pepper, onion, scallion, fresh oregano (my favorite), roasted chickpeas, parmesean.
- Rip the kale from the stem and then into smaller pieces.
- Pour on the olive oil and sprinkle some salt
- Massage the leaves with oil until they are tender and then toss in any extra ingredients you want.
- EAT IT!
Food for thought:
We have had lots of rain this last week. We are glad that we rushed ahead to prepare lots of ground. All that banked work is running low. By the end of this week, what we have prepared will be full and we will have to prepare more in order to move forward.
There are quite a few tasks that the soggy ground is holding up: tractor cultivation, hilling the potatoes, mowing some of the wetter areas, preparing more ground and laying down cover crop. This is the most concrete example of how weather can jam up the farmer's plans.
That is the see-saw of how it goes though. There is plenty to do in the meantime though, don't worry, our muscles won't languish with lack of activity. This week, we will plant all that we have room to put in the ground and weed. We will weed everything! Carrots, lettuce, cilantro, dill, fennel, onions, scallions, celery, celery root, cabbage, kale, squash, beets, choy, napa cabbage, chard. All of this is growing in our fields in massive quantities. All of it soon will be on your plate.
The vegetables are coming, an invasion we can invite.
Looking forward to see you at market.
Helen writing for the Lake Dividers
Good for the Earth, Good for the Farmers, Good for the People. (Notice our new catch phrase? We call it the trifecta of sustainability. It sounds a little cheesy but we mean it from the heart. 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 hiring! We have 2 part-time position open for the 2019 season. You can find details about the jobs on our website here. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please send us an email or pass along the information.
- We are accepting workshares both on the farm and at market. Please email for details.
Fresh From the Field!
Transplants!Peppers (Later in the week)
Squash!Greens:Microgreens: Solo-Arugula and a Mustard Mix (At all markets excluding White Lotus)
Pea Shoots (At all markets excluding White Lotus)
Kale- Beautiful bunches
*Spinach- only at Eastern and White LotusAll manner of deliciousness:Radish- French Breakfast and classic!
This weeks MarketsWednesday: 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, MIFind 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 White Lotus Farm Cart is located at 7217 West Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. It is open Saturdays from 9:30am-1:30pm, May thru December. There is a collection of vendors there selling produce, bread, cheese, artisanal produces, along with brick oven pizza and the opportunity to roam the gardens.
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.