Even though it is hard to tell, winter is coming. I know, with this warm weather it makes you second guess it. Enjoy this time of reduced layers and fresh air. Soon we will be cozy, either inside a house eating soup and planning, or inside a thousand layers of cloth playing in the snow. OH MY GOSH! It is going to snow again! Well, that is something to look forward to! But in the meantime. ENJOY THE LAST TASTES OF SUMMER!
Saturday Ann Arbor Customers! Ahoy! Last week we ended up on the main aisle. It seems the seasonal switch of market attendance is upon us. PLEASE LOOK FOR US! I promise, we are there :) If you can't find us, ask in the office!
Eggs or Milk? Customers of Chelsea and Stockbridge (or other folks that live close to Munith)! We have a friend and neighbor that has cows and chickens! They can provide you with eggs ($2.50/dozen) and milk ($5.00 gallon- can be purchased in half gallons). If more than one of you are interested, I can make connections and you can take turns picking the items up. I would consider doing some kind of pick up and market delivery if there are some interested parties in a more distal market. They are wonderful people. Their kids do most of the work for the animals. The animals live in paradise and are extremely well taken care of and loved. All proceeds go into the children's college funds. Email me to let me know if you are interested and we will take it from there. Here is a link to their facebook page so you can check them out.
Tomatoes: On the serious decline. They will be extremely limited at market this week so get there early and grab 'em if you need 'em!
Our markets this week:
Wednesday: Ann Arbor
Saturday: Eastern Market, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Chelsea
Arugula is back. Its powerful peppery flavor really packs a punch! Here is a nice summer and fall collision salad. The sweet flavor of the peppers compliments the bite of the arugula so nicely you won't want to share so be sure to make enough!
Red Pepper and Arugula Salad:INGREDIENTS
- Arugula (1 bag), chopped
- 2 sweet colorful peppers, chopped- could be friars or bells, could be red, orange, or yellow
- 1 red onion, diecd
- Dressing- combine in a 16 oz jar and shake it up!
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard (could sub dried mustard mixed with white wine vinegar, or yellow mustard)
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Toss the vegetables in a bowl and pour some dressing on. Salt and pepper to taste. Devour.
Food for thought:
What are we going to do with all these tractors? We are going to save our backs and save our time, and grow our produce more efficiently. This lets us work towards all of our goals at once. Anything that makes growing organic food more practicable over a long period of time, makes it better for the farmer. With the increased efficiency, we will be able keep our food affordable. These two things help ensure the longevity of our farm. They make organic farms competitive without the short term advantages (and devastating effects) of farming with the dangerous pesticides and herbicides that some conventional farms use. Good for the earth indeed.
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.
Collard Greens- Still loving this recipe
Spinach- Limited but it will be back in full force in a few weeks
Tokyo Bekana! Loose leave bok choy lettuce
All manner of deliciousness:
Eggplant- One of the last rounds!
Garlic- For me, these juicy cloves go in just about EVERYTHING!
Ginger- Fresh, delicious, smooth. Lovely
GREEN TOMATOES! So good fried or pickled!
Ground Cherries! Nature's candies wrapped in a husk. You tell us what they taste like!
Onions- All types, sweet and pungent, yellow and red!
Peppers- friers and bells!
Hot peppers: Hungarian hot wax, Jalepenos, and Poblanos
Shishito Peppers: Delicious Japanese friers
Cherry Tomatoes- Limited- get them in their last glory
Tomatoes- Probably the last week!
Wintersquash! Not just for winter- Delicata, dumpling, and acorn!
Zucchini: Quite Limited. Last week.
Cilantro and Dill
Purple top turnips!
This weeks Markets
Wednesday: 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.