Wow, that was a lot of pictures. I guess we had a lot to show for all the work we've been doing out here. I hope you had a happy Independence Day and got time with family and friends. It was a hot one and wonderful for water leisure and good food.
We have some news about our farm. We won't be regulars at the Ann Arbor Farmers' market anymore. I will mention here to Ann Arbor Farm Members, if this is a surprise to you, please check your email or reach out to me directly for information. I am sorry for the jolt.
The decision was made abruptly a couple Mondays ago when it became clear that with the way the season is going and the way the scale of our farm is shifting, we cannot staff and provide produce for three Saturday markets. This was not an easy decision, mostly because I love the community. All this is said in more detail in the long version on our website. (It is at the bottom of the initial post. Please read it if you have time.
You should know we may still attend the Ann Arbor market sporadically but we have to wait and see what kind of landing we make as all the variables settle.
In any event, thank you so much for your love and support over the years. I can't tell you what it has meant to me. I am so grateful I got to grow your vegetables and have gotten to know you, even just the experience of sharing a weekly routine with you. I hope that you can feel the sincerity in this note. That is the funny thing with feelings like this. No matter how much I write, I don't feel like I have truly expressed the depth of them. I just have to count on you to know.
I have so much love for the Ann Arbor Farmers' Market Community and I am pretty sad that this is the way it is going. We already miss you and always love you. All the very best to you!
We will still be at Eastern Market and Royal Oak weekly, and when staffing workings, we will sometimes be in Ann Arbor on Wednesdays and even possibly Saturdays, although no promises.
Please watch out for little joys and eat well.
In this email:
- Generally important notes
- Ann Arbor Members: We are no longer regulars at the Ann Arbor Farmers' Market! Please look for the email with information or email me directly. I'm so sorry if this is jolting.
- Here is link to our Social Justice page on our website. It is a list of resources to keep active in effecting positive social change.
- Fresh from the Field
- Recipe: Sauteed yellow squash and tomatoes!
- Market Details: Royal Oak and Eastern (shed 2, 276 &274)!
Fresh From the Field-
Chard- silky smooth
Kale- Red Russian, Siberfrills, curly green and red!
Lettuce! Crunchy, crispy, refreshing heads: Red, green, romaine and ruffle
Microgreens: Arugula, Basil, Broccoli, Cilantro, Cress, Mustard, Radish Mix (back next week), Watercress
All Manner of Deliciousness
Sweet Salad turnips
Recipe: Sauteed Yellow Squash and Tomatoes
Note from Helen: I first had something like this when working at a diner in New Jersey. It was one of the weekly sides that the awesome chef there made. I LOVED it. I would eat as much of it as they would allow. I will shout out to all the diner chefs, cooking lots of the same foods on repeat, while actually being a food magician in secret. I had the honor of eating many a creative concoction from behind the scenes. Food. One of the necessities of life that we can also enjoy.
- 1 lb summer squash or 1 lb zucchini
- 1⁄4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sweet basil
- 1 (8 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- Without peeling, slice squash in 1/2" diagonal slices.
- In medium sized skillet, melt butter or margarine and saute onions until golden.
- Add squash and remaining ingredients, toss to combine.
- cover and cook 10 - 15 minutes over medium heat until tender.
Market Details: We are at market this week
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market- Sporadic attendance noted on our social media. We love you.
Eastern Market, Shed 2, stalls 276 and 274 (Our regular, outside spot at the center of the shed), Saturday with Helen and Aaron! 6 am to 2:30 pm
Royal Oak, Saturday with Claudia and Lisa 7 am to 1 pm