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CSA Newsletter: Week 6, 2018

Our newsletter from June 12: Dear CSA members, Well, it’s been some lovely weather to be outdoors this week, hasn’t it? We hope you’ve been able to enjoy the sunshine and lower humidity. While we are grateful for the pleasanter … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 5, 2018

Our newsletter from July 5: Dear CSA members, This kind of weather always gets this poem from Shel Silversteinthis poem from Shel Silverstein stuck in my head: IT’S HOT It’s hot! I can’t get cool, I’ve drunk a quart of … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 4, 2018

Our newsletter from June 28: Dear CSA members, Hard to believe that we are a week past the summer solstice and the end of June is here already. I always notice the summer solstice as a turning point in the … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 3, 2018

Our newsletter from June 21: Dear CSA members, I’m feeling awfully grateful for the cooler weather these past couple of days, which has made harvest this week easier on both us and the plants we were harvesting! Harvesting leafy greens … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 2, 2018

Our newsletter from June 14: Dear CSA members, It’s been a busy week for us here on the farm as we are wrapping up our class at Kalamazoo College and moving into our summer schedule. We’re still working to get … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Angel Banuelos

Angel Banuelos is one of fourteen First Year students from Kalamazoo College to visit our farm last Fall as a part of a service-learning project sponsored by the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement. Angel helped us save seeds … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 1, 2018

Our newsletter from June 7: Dear CSA members, Well, it’s been a roller-coaster of a Spring, hasn’t it? First it seemed like Winter just wasn’t going to end, then we catapulted into mid-summer weather. Now we’re back to Spring again. … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Lilly Baumann: “Understanding our Food’s Story: Tomatoes”

Lilly Baumann is one of fourteen First Year students from Kalamazoo College to visit our farm last Fall as a part of a service-learning project sponsored by the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement. After helping us select … Continue reading

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Organic Intensive, Jan. 6: Diverse Grains for Farms and Homesteads

In his role on the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance board, John has been working to coordinate a day-long workshop on growing grains in Michigan. Serious gardeners and homesteaders, as well as farmers interested in developing markets for small … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Season

Six days of work are spent To make a Sunday quiet That Sabbath may return.  –Wendell Berry, from A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997   But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, … Continue reading

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