The Thanksgiving CSA Share will be available for pick up on Nov. 18 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market from 7 AM until noon or at Tantre Farm from 2 until 5 PM. You will receive a newsletter with storage tips and recipes for 60 to 80 pounds of multiple varieties of some of the following: potatoes, cabbage, winter squash, pie pumpkins, garlic, Brussels sprouts, beets, onions, carrots, kale, collard greens, spinach, Asian greens, cauliflower, dried heirloom beans, rutabaga, and turnips. A special addition to our share are two jars of locally-grown, lacto-fermented veggies (some from Tantre Farm) from a local business called The Brinery (www.thebrinery.com). The founder, David Klingenberger, started fermenting vegetables over 10 years ago at the turn of the century, while working at Tantre Farm. Please register by Nov. 12, so we have enough time to put together your share. This is a chance to stock up on vegetables before the holiday or for winter storage. This is a great share to split with other friends, coworkers, or family members! Non-members and returning members are welcome!
We offer an Extended Fall Share for three extra weeks in October. This will begin the week of Oct. 15-21 and the last distribution will be the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4. There will be 10 to 16 items each week, which may include a variety of Cooking Greens (kale, collards, spinach), Salad Greens (baby lettuce, arugula, spicy greens), Brassicas (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage), Roots (potatoes, carrots, turnips, radishes, beets), Fruiting Veggies (winter squash, pie pumpkins, mushrooms, maybe even some tomatoes and peppers), Alliums (garlic, onions), and celery. You will receive a weekly newsletter by email at the beginning of each week describing your share items, cooking and storage tips, important dates, helpful hints, recipes, and feature articles from the farmers. Please sign up by Saturday, Oct. 14, so we have enough to plan for our Harvest Count for this CSA option. Hope you enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest!