CSA week 4


Greetings everyone!

As the summer progresses, The Farm is a hopping spot! The tomatoes are starting to come on (visit the Farmers market tomorrow), the peppers are starting to set, and I spied a baby eggplant the other day! I’ve attached the newsletter for the CSA pilot that we’re running for low-income families. There are lots of great pictures!

This week’s share includes:

Kale

Green Onions

Blueberries (conventionally grown)

Zucchini

Cucumber

Parsley

Head lettuce

Green beans

Fruit spotlight: Blueberries

Blueberries are nutritional powerhouses, packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, manganese, fiber and numerous health-inducing phytonutrients. Blueberries contain high levels of diverse antioxidants and are believed to provide many health benefits, including boosting brain and heart health, protecting against  pathogens, reversing damage caused by toxins, preventing and fighting cancer, and improving gut health.

Recipe suggestions:

Kale Tabbouleh

Farm highlight: Ann Arbor Seed Company

Ann Arbor Seed Company is your local source for quality garden vegetable and flower seeds. Our farm is located just west of Ann Arbor, so the seeds we sell are proven to thrive with our local climate and soil conditions. We’re involved in all steps of the process, from selecting for the best taste and vigor, to cleaning and packaging seeds, so we can be sure of the best quality. Our seed packets can be found at local retailers, the downtown Ann Arbor farmer’s market (seasonally), and on our online shop.  Please visit www.a2seeds.com for more details.

We would be honored if you would give our seeds a try in your garden this year! Sincerely, Eric, Meredith, and Stacy

Fun Facts: 1.Seed farming allows us to see our crops in all stages of their lifecycle. We enjoy letting lettuce bloom, over-maturing our zucchini, and letting carrots flower in their second year over 6 ft tall. 2.Eric’s favorite crops are the biennial root vegetables like carrots, beets, and onions. He feels rich having so much good food at the fall harvest. They are such dynamic seed crops, fast growing and beautiful in their second year. 3.We keep bees to help promote pollinating of our crops. It’s also fun to observe the great diversity of wild pollinators buzzing or crawling about in a patch of flowering vegetables.

 

Thanks as always for being a part of The Farm family,

Amanda and the Farm team

 

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