Members of our Summer CSA will receive 20 weeks of fresh, organic produce from a specified location one time per week from late May through the middle of October for $650. We distribute from our Ann Arbor Farmers Market stall on Wednesday mornings, Community High School on Saturday mornings, and the Chelsea Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Also, we will be distributing shares at the Washtenaw Food Hub on Whitmore Lake Rd. in Ann Arbor on Wed. evenings and Sat. mornings. We also distribute at MOVE Fitness Studio on Jackson Rd. on Wednesday mornings in Ann Arbor and at Pure Pastures in Plymouth. Other shares are picked up at Tantre Farm in Chelsea on Wednesdays and Fridays for a closer connection to the farm.
A "share" feeds 2 people generously or a family of 4 with small children. We do not offer half shares, just one-size share box, so some CSA members choose to split a share with a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or a neighbor. Many members split their box every week with a share partner, and others pick up a full share on alternate weeks with their share partner. If you are interested in splitting your share, but cannot find someone to split it with, let us know and we may be able to pair you with someone. We grow a large variety of crops, so you'll be able to try new flavors, textures, and types of produce, in addition to discovering what it means to eat locally and seasonally. Thank you for joining our Summer CSA.
The Solstice Share honors the celebration of the longest night of the year and the beginning of the countdown for summer! These shares will be distributed at the Washtenaw Food Hub from 9 AM to Noon (Ann Arbor), Tantre Farm (Chelsea) from 2 PM to 5 PM, and Pure Pastures (Plymouth) from 9 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, Dec. 16, so sign up now for $95! Please register by Dec. 13, so we have enough time to assemble your share. We are offering the best from our root cellar for roasting, salads, and soups, including carrots (purple, orange, red), potatoes (blue, yellow, red), Daikon radishes, watermelon radishes, beets, parsnips, green cabbage, several kinds of winter squash, onions, kale, and Brussels sprouts. As a special addition, we are collaborating with other local food artisans and farmers to round out the share with a bag of tender, pea shoots from Garden Works Organic Farm, a sourdough loaf of locally-made, artisan bread from Mill Pond Bread (www.millpondbread.com), a jar of tasty lacto-fermented surprises from our friends at The Brinery (www.thebrinery.com), and even a savory, prepared food dish from Harvest Kitchen (www.harvest-kitchen.com). The Solstice Share is an idea that has sprung forth as we head toward these shortest days of the year. This is our way of celebrating the true end of the year's harvest. This is a share that will sustain your winter hunger and cleanse the indulgent palette. Please try it or give it as a gift!