Saturday Ann Arbor Customers! We were in the sandlot last week- no longer sand. We may be there again. We plan to still 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!
Tomatoes: Get 'em while they're hot, or while the weather is at least! 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
A fall breakfast salad of kohlrabi and carrots and apples. One of my very favorites. I discovered it deep in the winter when all you do is crave something summer. But this recipe is so good, it stuck with me year round. I like to make a batch and have scoopful in the mornings. It is also great any time of day. And if I take a bite in the afternoon when I am hungry? Well you best know, there will be no breakfast salad the next morning- devoured.
Kohlrabi breakfast saladINGREDIENTS
- Olive oil or oil of choice
- 2 Apples
- 1 big Kohlrabi
- 8 big carrots
- salt, pepper to taste (you can add ginger, caraway seed, lemon juice, whatever floats your boat!)
- Peel the big kohlrabi. I don't peel anything else.
- Shred everything with a grater.
- Toss it together and let it sit if you can wait!
Food for thought:
Unlike this spring, we are hoping for some rain now. We discovered a leak from the underground piping of our hydrant and while we work on fixing it, it is nice to not have to run it! A little bit of rain goes a long way this time of year and it would be nice to get a chance to work on the leak unhindered. This afternoon looks promising. And all those crops that we seeded last week, those ones that are now breaking the crust of earth that is forming over them. They would love a splash to wet their whistle.
On the docket this week? Preparation! We need to ready the tunnels for crops. This means bending the hoops and cutting the metal for 4 new temporary hoop houses, deconstructing 3 and reconstructing three additional tunnels, bringing one of our 30' x 96' tunnels back into production but taking down the greenery and putting plastic back on it, and evicting the clinging crop of cucumbers and squash from our other 30' x 96' tunnel! That is certainly more than a weeks worth of work and will absolutely keep us busy. Especially since it is dotted in, between all of our other tasks.
The other exciting preparation we are making- getting more winter storage! That's right folks! We are adding another insulated shipping container to the collection of outbuildings. We chose a location, after an absurd amount of debate, and now we will prepare the site- leveling it and compacting gravel. Oh yeah, and we also still have to find one!
And one more notable note! Our acorn squash is so fantastic! I roasted one face down with the seeds in at 350. When I could stab it with a fork, I flipped it, scooped out the seeds, added a scoop of honey to each, along with a pat of butter and some salt, and put them right back in the oven for another 5 minutes. I ended up eating them for breakfast, cold! Who would have thought!
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.
Greens:Brussel sprout tops! This may be the last week for these tasty treats.
Collard Greens- That recipe from last week was fantastic!
Kale- from our new fall planting!
Mizuna- great in a salad, great in a stirfry. Back for a week!
Mustard- spicy and sweet. Awesome on a sandwich. Back for a week!
Swiss ChardAll manner of deliciousness:Broccoli
Garlic- For me, these juicy cloves go in just about EVERYTHING!
Ground Cherries! Nature's candies wrapped in a husk. You tell us what they taste like!
Kohlrabi- Economy-sized and tender apple sized.
Onions- Cippolinis and tasty reds
Peppers- friers and bells!
Hot peppers: Hungarian hot wax, Jalepenos, and Poblanos
Shishito Peppers: Delicious Japanese friers. Great on the grill, great blistered in a pan, great roasted. Eat the whole thing but the stem!
Wintersquash! Not just for winter- Delicata, dumpling, and acorn!
Zucchini: Green and Yellow
Parsley is back!Coming Soon:Rosemary
Sweet turnips! It won't be long now!
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, 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.
While you will no longer find us at the White Lotus Farm Cart, you can still find our produce. Head out to the garden for doughnuts, pizza, and delicious vegetables!