And at these regularly scheduled Saturday markets, in addition to delicious produce, you can find gift cards! They area great way to get friends and family out to the farmers' market and eating fresh. If you have any questions about them, shoot us an email, or better yet, come visit us at market this Saturday. The weather will even grace us with ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES! It may be downright balmy!
That said, it's been another routine winter week at the farm. Harvest, clean and divide produce, go to markets, office work, meetings. It may not sound like the spiciest material to write about, and in fact I am finding it difficult to weave a compelling story about the budget meeting... maybe if I interwove excerpts from the Harvest Log Excel sheet debate?! Now that sounds like entertainment! This is not the flashiest time of year to be a farmer, but this is when all the magic happens. In the winter we make all our plans for the coming season. We do our best to predict income, expenditures, problems of all shapes and colors, and we try to figure out how we should handle each one: when you encounter round purple problems, you push through, but when you find a yellow and white polka dot spherical triangle problem, you buy it a coffee, make friends. As we have.
It is nice that this year, we are rounding the bend on some of the planning work a little earlier than last. A notable improvement in our lives can be observed as a result.
Until next week!
Jim (+mini additions by Helen) writing for the Lake Dividers
Fresh From the Field!
Baby Bok Choi
Kale: flat leaf, green curly, and red curly
All manner of deliciousness:
Celery root- limited
Fennel: Crispy bulbs.
Kohlrabi- beautiful meal sized kohlrabi and tender petite
Radishes: Classic, White Daikon, Green Daikon, and Watermelon radish
Turnips: Purple top and golden roasting turnips
Turnabaga- Turnip-Rutabaga cross! Delicious, sweet and crisp!
Your balance is: 0Markets, always rain or shine!NO Wednesday Market this week: Ann Arbor
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.
Saturday: Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Detroit's Eastern 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 to 3 pm.
The Chelsea Farmers' Market is located in the lower library lot along Park St. It runs May thru October from 8 am to 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