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Wick's Locally Grown:  Wick's Locally Grown


Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know we will be closed until the fall produce begins to make. That should be in late September.

Have good summer and try to keep cool and we will see you in September.

Dan
Wick’s Locally Grown

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


It looks like summer is going to make a come back this week. We are still trying to grow head lettuce this summer, but the heat has slowed its growth way down. It had a bit of a growth spurt last week, but sadly still not ready!
With all of the tomatoes on the market this week I thought I would post the recipe for Tomato Pie that I brought last week to market.
From southernplate.com and if you are new to this type of recipe- she has a great picture log of how she made it. Super Yummy and well worth the effort!

Ingredients

3 medium sized tomatoes
6 large fresh basil leaves (if you don’t have fresh use 2 teaspoons dried)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2-3/4 cup mayo
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pie crust baked but not browned

Directions
Cut tomatoes into slices.

Place in colander and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon table salt. Allow to drain for ten minutes (can skip this step if you like).

Arrange 1/2 of tomato slices in baked pie crust. Top with 1/2 of kosher salt, 1/2 of pepper, 1/2 of basil, 1/2 of vinegar, and 1/2 of cheese.

Repeat.

Spread mayo over top of pie. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
See you Friday!
Angela

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Cantaloupe and Watermelon!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub.
Ferrel Farms has beautiful watermelons and cantaloupes this week, as well as the most delicious, super sweet corn you’ve ever eaten!

Pickett Farm has their delicious and pretty Kennebec potatoes ready now. They had a bumper crop and they are plentiful.

Crow Mountain Orchard still has blackberries and they also have plums and pears now.

There are many more items to choose from, so check out the whole list here:
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Have a great day!
Risa

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  There is still time to order...


Market Closes at 6:00pm Today!

Hop on over to the Market and place your order…


Take me to the Market.

Thank you for your support!

See you at Market on Thursday!

Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  Have you placed your order yet?


Market Closes at 6:00pm Today!

Hop on over to the Market and place your order…


Take me to the Market.

Thank you for your support!

See you at Market on Wednesday!

CSA Farmers Market :  Open for ordering (deadline tonight July 21)


Open for Ordering July 17-21!

Deliveries will be July 24th-27th

NEWSLETTER

To Contact Us


CSA Farmers Market
2933 Burnside Rd.,
North Branch, MI 48461
Ph. 810-688-7442
email us
or Email Krystal

Recipes


Maple Dill carrots
3 cups peeled and sliced carrots
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place carrots in a skillet and pour in just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer until water has evaporated and the carrots are tender. Stir in butter, brown sugar, dill, salt, and pepper.

Distribution Dates

THURS July 24
Almar Orchards
2:00pm-5:00pm
Whetham Organic Farm
3:00pm-7:00pm
White Pine Farm
6:00pm-8:00pm
Westwind Milling Co.
4:00-6:00pm

FRI July 25
Whetham Organic Farm
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Westwind Milling Co.
10:00am to 6:00pm
Green Earth Grocery
10:00am to 6:30pm
Kinetic Systems Bike Shop
11:00am to 6:30pm
Me, My Health & Eyes
12:00pm to 4:00 pm
Breadwinner Bakery
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Rebekah’s Pure Living
9:00am to 6:30pm
White Pine Farm
8:00am to 8:00pm daylight hours
Clawson United Methodist Church
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
3:00 pm to 6:00pm
Healthy Habitz 4-Life
10:00am-7:00pm
Mulefoot Gastropub
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Forr Chiropractic
11:00-12:00 and 1:15-5:00

SAT July 26th
White Pine Farm
8:00pm-8:00pm
Westwind Milling Co.
4:00-6:00pm
Green Earth Grocery
10:00am to 3:30pm
Whetham Organic Farm
daylight
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
9:00 am to 12:00 noon

SUNDAY July 27th
White Pine Farm
8:00am to 8:00pm

DELIVERIES OAKLAND COUNTY
Mary Ann from Nature’s Finest Organics
Call (586)-321-3227 or email Mary Ann.

OTHER DISTRIBUTION UPDATES

Rebekah’s Pure Living They are in their new location beside Office Depot

FORR CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC is a new distribution location near Grand Blanc. It is located on the corner of Maple and Saginaw St.

Almars

Is now closed on Monday, Tuesday and they are open Wednesday to Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12-5.

Other Groups

Michigan Organic Farm & Food Alliance MOFFA

Learn about GMO’s by visiting the
NonGMO Project

Raw Milk Advocacy Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Weston A Price chapter meets in Hadley Monthly. Focused on healthy living and eating Contact Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707

Healthy Traditions Network

Market News



Organic Fresh Garden Produce Available

Important

Deliveries July 24th-27th

The schedule is also on the google calender (click n the icon).

Products Updates

NEWLY ADDED
******Price Drop*****Westwind Milling Co. has dropped the prices on all their products!*
NEW Chip Flavors SALT FREE, Chilli Lime and Lime

EGG Clearance _Ulrich Farms has put eggs two to three weeks old on clearance. Each dozen is $1.00 off. They are perfectly good for boiling or baking and eating. (I’ve had eggs in the refrigerator that were months old and they were fine)

  • Baked Goods are NOT available this order cycle.
  • Peppers, Green Beans, Peas, Garlic Scapes
  • Cucumbers available
  • Chickens, livers, chicken feet, chickens (pastured certified organic)
    (cut up chickens, chicken breast & wings will be on by Friday)
  • Rhubarb, Table Seasoning Mixes

Michigan Organic frozen blueberries from Holland Michigan and they are good!

GREENS Law Family Farm and White Pine Farm now have greens.

Frozen Cherries are back!

Farm Boy Chips If you have not had these yet you are in for a real treat! Made locally from Non GMO corn, natural Celtic Sea Salt, and natural garlic. There are more flavors to come, but I promise you these do not disappoint!

NEW ISSUE Natural Awakening Magazines Fracking and your Food We will have about 75 of these magazines to give out for FREE, if you would like one please order one under our free section.

Now carrying Grassfield Gouda Cheese this is raw milk cheese from pastured animals.

Oliver Cheese is back in limited quantity

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Oliver’s Cheese
They have power and the facility is up to code and ready to make cheese again. They are not quite ready to make cheese because they have to wait for the MDA to give them a license.
This is all part of the restructuring going on at Oliver’s farm, because of this not much cheese has been made since December. Rest assured though the cheese will be made again! Yea! Chuck and Toni are diligently working to get us back with the cheese we all love so much! The other cheese makers that have been added to the website have come at the request of some of the customers, this does NOT mean we are replacing Oliver’s cheese. Toni has always and continues to make arguably some of the best cheese in the state.!

LAMB
Doreen Wilcox from BF&E Organics has lamb available. Click here

Growing Supplies 101 seed starter, dairy doo compost and made here in Michigan at Morgan’s Composting. Approved for certified organic use. click here for gardening supplies.

Green Bags American made green bags are available. Green bags absorb the ethylene gas most produce give off and extends the life of the produce. They are reusable.

ON SALE OR ON CLEARANCE THIS WEEK
5lb bags of unbleached all purpose flour, Ground Beef, Black Beans, Beef, Ham cubes, SPROUTING Seed, Pork CLICK HERE to go to special sales and clearance items.

REBEKAH’S PURE LIVING New Location

  • Rebekah’s has moved to the old Blockbuster store in Lapeer beside Office Depot.

REVIEW SECTION

Collected my order today and already added the baby Swiss chard to this evening’s meal. It was wonderful (from Law Family Farm)!

Debi Peters, The White Pine Farm lettuce in the last order was delicious!

Laura Poniatowski, We very much enjoy these products, and the distribution service. Thanks for your hard work making these great foods available in the city!

Keeps the comments coming, we love to hear how the market is blessing you!

Want something we don’t have? Please let us know by clicking here and filling out the form.

If you enjoyed a certain product or just want to share the love please email us with your comments! The comments may be anonymous if desired please indicate in the email! All the growers love to have feedback on the products they sell. email us with comments.

USE THE COMMENT SECTION at the end of your order
If something is sold out or if you want something not on the website you can leave a comment at the end or your order. Periodically when we harvest to fill the orders we do have extra and can fill extra orders.

“Weeds Edible Food or a Nuisance”


……Plantain…………….. Lambs Quarters……………..Purslane

This is the time of year that most of us spend time pulling weeds. A weed is a plant that is growing not where we want the plant to grow. Many of the weeds that we pull out are actually quit edible and tasty.
We have had visitors from other countries that were amazed that we would pull lambs quarters (often referred to as wild spinach). We would feed them to the chicken or chopped them up to use as mulch. Other edible weeds include purslane which is a succulent small plant high in omega 3’s, chickweed, sorrel, plantain, dandelion and more.
Maybe we should pull the plants and harvest the weeds since they seem to grow with little effort as compared to the plants we want to have grow. It may sound good although I can’t imagine sacrificing eating the first tomatoes that come out of our garden each year. Tomatoes bought in the grocery store can’t compete for flavor of our local tomatoes and many people refuse to buy tomatoes until Michigan tomatoes are ready.

To Learn More about wild edibles you may want to attend an Education opportunity: The Friends of Herbs at Seven Ponds will host speaker: Jim McDonald- innovative Michigan herbalist and wildcrafter on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 pm at Seven Ponds Nature Center. He will share with us what herbs and weeds can be harvested during this time of year. Preregistration is required by calling 810-796-3200 to reserve your seat. Join us for a wonderful informative program, cost is $5.00 per person.

Until Next Time
Marian Listwak

NEW PRODUCER Grahams Organics

Grahams Organics are a multi-generational centennial farm that became certified organic in 1995. They have a variety of wonderful products that they either process in their own USDA Certified Organic Facility and they raise pastured beef and poultry. They are located north of Mt. Pleasant and you should be able to see organic bacon on the website periodically and some other wonderful hard to find things like chicken liver and beef liver.

Happenings

Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 pm at Seven Ponds Nature Center. Herbs & Wild Edibles, call 810-796-3200 to preregister.

Westwind Milling Co. LLC is starting out the year on WEDNESDAY,
They are planning many events at their farm throughout the year. Call us at (810) 735-9192 for more information and a brochure. Must reserve your spot by calling ahead. Fee included.

Next Event at Westwind Milling Co. Organic Gardening Days, July 26, & Sept. 27 – We do the work, & you go with us through a season of organic gardening. Take notes, get ideas & enjoy a light garden lunch. We will demonstrate & discuss each season’s organic gardening methods as the year progresses. July’s class from 9 – noon, and September’s class from 10-2. Cost is $30 ea or $75 for all three

What To Do With Your Favorite Recipe


Everyone has a favorite recipe. How about sharing yours? I would love the opportunity to compile a cookbook created from the kitchens of our members, their friends and families.
Send me any recipe . Copy that tattered yellow page from your cookbook, margin notes and all, that hand written scrap, or type it out. Send it by email or snail mail. It can be a main dish, holiday favorite, family request, comfort food , new addition, old stand by, kid friendly, grandpa friendly or whatever you choose to share. Send as many as you like. Just make sure you include a phone number or email in case I need clarification. If there’s a history or story connected to it, include that too. I would like to have all of your treasured recipes by early February. More information to follow. Send to:
Terry Cheely (Slow Dog Seasoning Co.)
3235 Dillon Road
Flushing, Mi 48433
810-659-4768
terrycheely@aol.com

Submitted by Teresa Cheely from Slow Dog seasoning

What Reusable and Recyclable items


Here is a list of what we can reuse.

Paper Grocery Bags

  • This includes ones you get from stores
    Cardboard
  • The cardboard bottoms from the bags
    Glass Jars
  • Honey Jars
    • Even if the honey is in them
  • Elixer Bottles
  • Any jar that our products come in
  • Clear produce boxes
    For those that return egg cartons
    Virginia Sheeks is very grateful to get them.
  • Ink/Toner Cartridges we can recycle and get credit for them which saves us money on office supplies.

Fundraisers & Projects


Fundraiser
Walk In Freezer Fundraiser Update <———- We have raised $704.03 so far! THANK-YOU!
These people have contributed so far. They are listed in order of largest amount to the smallest. Every Bit helps.
Debi Peters, Patricia Gall, Stephen Cranfield, David Jameson, Karen Munson, Debra Lyman, Linda Williams, Stephen Walker, Tina Dupuis, Bruce Williams, Marianne Fitzgerald, Melissa Gifford, MaryJane Engelhardt, Jeanette Farley, Peggy Garrigues, Andrea Goddard, Bill Schwank, Carol Solomon, Michelles Steiner, Denae Tate, Michele Mrozcek, Anita Heeke, Shannon McNair, Carol Schmidt, Cori Douglas, Laureen Sue Magyari, Shannon Mills, Judy Mrachina, Kimberly Pistonettis, Tracy Williams, Diana Carnahan, Dana Driscol, Kathleen Gahan, Kristina Moore, Heather Hamlin, Kristy Fairbanks, Carol Bendure, Donna Mohr, Renee Nadiv, and Beth Schmeisel.

We truly appreciate the help. Every little bit helps us get closer to our goal. This winter has been tough and has put the farmers behind. Many winter projects went by the wayside because we were busy just keeping up with the storms.

The kitchen is not done and the freezer sits. Due to the extreme cold weather we had many crop failures in the hoop-house which resulted in lost income that we were depending on.

Other things that can be done to help is collect paper grocery bags so that we don’t have to buy so many of them, donating used ink/toner cartridges that we can recycle in exchange for paper products we need for the market.
We do have some other fund raiser plans in the works.

Here is a little history on the Freezer. Dale & Marian bought the freezer walls, floors and the condenser. Dale with the help of a friend Vince poured the cement pad and assembled the freezer. Brand new freezers this size are way beyond our means. Used freezer compressor are almost always bad or short lived so we knew that would be an additional expense. The freezer currently needs a compressor, rubber roof and door trim. The temperature in the freezer will be much lower than standard commercial freezers.

Please note that these contributions are not tax deductible. Those reaching $20 get the antique historic wine bottles. All other expect an item to show our appreciation.
Click here to see whats available!

Other Projects in the Works
We at CSA Farmers Market have another project we are working on. The last few years MOFFA (Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance) has granted us the use of a mobile incubator kitchen. It will be going back to MOFFA eventually, so we have been building a new kitchen. The kitchen is close to completion. The sinks are in, but not hooked up and some lights need to be hung. The project is primarily waiting for us to find time to complete it. As farmers we are pretty good at fixing and building things in order to make things work on a small budget.

CSA Farmers Market :  Order Deadline Today July 21


Vegetable Still Available

  • Beans
  • carrots
  • celery
  • collard greens
  • cucumbers
  • kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • onions
  • sweet peppers
  • snow peas
  • summer squash
  • Swiss chard
  • TOMATOES
  • zucchini

SALE

  • Ground Lamb
  • 5lb bags unbleached bread flour
  • Pork Sausage
  • Adzuki Beans
  • Beef
  • Eggs

NEW

  • Sweat Peppers (purple & green), Tomatoes, Celery, Peas, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Kale, Romaine Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Carrots, Green Beans and more
  • Cut up chicken, legs&thighs, and wings (pastured, certified organic)
  • Organic Cherry Juice Concentrate
  • Blueberry Honey Mustard
  • Frozen Cherries & Blueberries.
  • Chip Flavors New Flavors, Chili Lime, Lime and Salt free.
  • Table Blend Seasoning Mixes
  • Oliver Cheese Pepper is back*
  • Vinegar with Mother

Baked good ARE NOT available this week They will be available next week

Available

  • Growing Supplies dairy doo, potting soils, block mixes etc.
  • Nutty Butters
  • Fruit Frozen Cherries, Frozen Blueberries, & Dried Cherries
  • Raw Honey
  • Vegetables if greens are sold out, request them, there may be more when we harvest
  • Dairy Cheese (Grassfield & Olivers), yogurt, milk (Thomas Cre1mery)
  • Herbs (fresh & dried) & Seasoning Mixes Sage, garlic, thyme, lavender, rosemary etc.
  • Meat Lamb, Pork, chicken & Beef
  • Beans Kidney, black, cranberry etc.
  • Flour, Baking Mixes & Baked Goods
  • Soap, lotions, lip balm
  • Household cleaners
  • Snack chips Many flavors
  • Insect Repellant
  • Switchel
  • EGGS,
  • Green Bags
  • Fresh Herbs Cilantro, Chives, Kentucky Mint, Nettle, Oregano
  • AND MORE

If we show out of something request it in the comment section When we harvest on Tuesday or Wednesday we often find we have more available.

FREE

  • Natural Awakening Magazine New Issue Fracking & Your Food_

ARTICLES

  • Wild Edibles, food or a nuisance
  • Maple Dill Carrots Recipee
  • New Producer Graham’s Organics
  • Freezer Fundraiser Update

EVENTS

  • Rochester Farmers Market Saturday we will have a booth at the market,
  • July 26 Organic Gardening Westwind Milling* Linden
  • Aug 18 7-ponds Wild Food & Herbs

IMPORTANT NEWS

Rebekah’s Pure Living is in a new store loation.

We are now on an every week schedule

The WEBLOG (newsletter) has the schedule.

To get to the website and to the WEBLOG (Newsletter) — which on the lower left includes dates and times for order pick ups
CLICK HERE.

You can place as many orders as you like.

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  The Market closes at 8:00 tonight.


Reminder to get your orders in before the market closes at 8 this evening. The vegetables choices are wonderful and the baked items are tempting! If you have a special occasion coming up, please take a look at Two Daughters bakery. Her cakes are not only lovely to look at but delicious. She will do other specialty cakes not listed on the market.

Thank you for supporting locally grown and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday.

Mary Beth

Cumberland, TN:  Some updated email accounts


Hello all,
I have just updated some email addresses, and because of that I am sending out this email to accomodate those folks.
Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Steve Colvin
CSFM Mkt Mgr

DeForest, WI:  Availability for week of July 20


Bauman’s Natural Meats and Pheasants are offering beef, pork, and chicken along with BBQ sauce this week for delivery to Forest Run Farm on Friday, July 25. As the name implies, Bauman’s all natural meats are grown on pasture in the open air and sunshine. They will deliver the 4th Friday of each month (July 25, Aug 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24). On weeks they do not deliver, their items will appear at Zero (sold out).

Forest Run Farm will have green beans and Sweet green peppers. They also have a few items that will be listed at Zero (Sold out) because the availability is in question: that includes berries, tomatoes, patty pan. If you are interested in one of the Zeroed items, you can add to the comment section what you would be interested in and we will pack what is available.

Note that CSA credit can not be used on meat or coffee, so please pay for them with cash or check made out to Forest Run Farm LLC.

Friday pick up will be 3-6pm at Forest Run Farm in DeForest. Please make alternate arrangements for pick up if needed. CSA members that pick up at Hilldale should arrive between 8 and noon. All Farmstand CSA members can shop at Forest Run Farm’s vendor location at Hilldale Farmers Market: Bring your punchcard. We still recommend pre-ordering so that you get the most variety.

Market is Open.