there is so much to eat in the August heat.
Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes
plus crunchy peppers and other surprises.
Like the pineapple tasting ground cherry,
And heirloom melon so good they are scary.
Potatoes and flowers, the squash and the beet,
We've a diverse selection to make any meal complete
Come out to market, if for no other reason,
than to enjoy the bounty of our first Michigan season.
I know, I am a dork.
There is so much to report that there is almost nothing to report. I felt like we got caught up last week and now I feel like we are slipping behind. The timing of the farm is dynamic and only very loosely tied to the regimented schedule we pretend to follow, and only very mildly in our control. Despite my feelings, I think we are floating along at a quick clip, doing the work an seeing it thread through time producing abundance.
And here is a change up: it rained. This is the first time it has rained any significant amount for the month of August. Almost three quarters of an inch! And it wasn't a hammering onslaught, but a gentle shower. We are grateful.
We are also grateful for the tidal wave of tomatoes we are experiencing. It is a great time of year to put food by. In that spirit: TOMATO SALE!
12 pounds of delicious, pre-selected red tomatoes for just $20
5+ pounds of tomatoes of your choice $2.50 per pound
10+ pounds of tomatoes of your choice $2.00 per pound
3 pints of Cherry Tomatoes for only $8
Reminder, Sunday, Howell market is having Melonfest. We will be there, but not even close to our usual spot, so please look for the bright yellow stripe on our market sign.
Fresh from the field
Beet bunches! (they're back!)
Beets by the pound
Swiss Chard (limited)
Tomatoes- lots of heirlooms
*We send this email out before harvest, and although we do our very best to make accurate predictions, crops and quantities found at market may vary.
All the best!
Helen, Jim, Exie the dog, and the Lake Divide Farm Crew!
Markets, always rain or shine!
(we begin attending on dates listed above)
Wednesday: 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 from 7 am to 3 pm.
The Stockbridge Open Air Market is located on the square in downtown Stockbridge. It runs from May thru October from 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday: Ann Arbor and Dexter
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 Dexter Farmers' Market is located in lovely downtown Dexter, at 3233 Alpine St, Dexter, MI. The market runs May thru October from 8 am to 1 pm.
The Howell Farmers' market can be found in the heart of Howell at State st and Clinton st, adjacent to the historic Livingston County Courthouse. It runs May thru October, 9 am to 2 pm.