Lake Divide Farm Newsletter:
A window into the production path of your food.
The turkey vultures are back too! Here to join the joy of spring. The vernal equinox rolled past this Wednesday, along with a glorious super moon. It was the last full moon of winter and the first full moon of spring. The slide into increased daylight and warmer temperatures is inevitable, as always, and at this time, undeniable.
Stockbridge Farm Members: No Pick up the week.
NO ANN ARBOR THIS WEEK. You can still find us at Eastern Market though!
Still accepting CSAs!
Sweet potatoes! You can do so much with them! Here below is a recipe for sweet potato pancakes, but it isn't what you would expect. I think, shredded, latka style. This? Roasted, mashed and griddled. Someone at market told me about them and my jaw dropped. A new, and amazing sounding, way to consume sweet potatoes. And with some greens on top? Yogurt on top? Applesauce on top? What could be better Really, what?
Sweet Potato Pancakes:
Roast and cool the sweet potatoes (1 medium potato for every serving desired). You can even do this ahead of time. Remove the peel, and mash/whisk the potato with 2 eggs. Add any spices you desire (cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, pepper, salt- all, none, or some). You may consider adding some honey too. Heat a skillet with a fat (butter/bacon grease/oil of choice). Scoop a 1/4 cup of batter in and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the cake can be flipped. Cook another 3-5 minutes on the other side. EAT THEM! Add a topping, snack on the solo. Either way, don't fight the smile that overtakes your face.
Here is a link to googled recipe.
Food for thought:
The greenhouse is a really desirable place to be now. When the sun peaks out, the temperatures rise to a tropical range. I have been spending afternoons out there, working on starting plants, while soaking in some sun. And so many plants there are! We already had to take down the partition, used decrease the square footage we heat during colder months, so we could fit more greenhouse benches in! And we are filling these benches with plants! This week we are starting another round of lettuce, tomatoes, the kohlrabi, peppers, eggplant, and more! Our seed potatoes came in, so we are making room to green sprout those, and the ginger should be coming in within the week. The good times are indeed about to roll.
I can't believe that we will be planting in the field soon. With all this sun and warm weather, the soil is warming up. I have a bag of seed packed, reading and waiting for the perfect conditions to sow them into the soil. It seems like the winter has sped by, even with the lingering cold. I am trying to keep time with the world, and warm up along side it, but it feels my sleepy winter self is clinging to the sheets. I swear, I am waking up.
Come see me at the Eastern market and cheers spring with me!
Helen writing for the Lake Dividers
- 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.
Baby kale and chard mix
Microgreens: Spicy and mild mix!
All manner of deliciousness:
Sweet potatoes! White and orange fleshed
Radishes: White Daikon, Green Daikon
Turnabaga- a cross between a crunchy sweet turnip and a rutabaga
This weeks Markets
Saturday: Detroit's Eastern Market
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