Friday, July 8, 2011

Green I.D.

red russian kale is one of my all-time favorites.  i love to add it to almost any dish.  throw it in a quiche, salad, casserole, make chips, stir fry, steam it... the list goes on...
purslane is a wild edible that is good raw.  sometimes i cut it up and put dressing on it by itself!  i've seen recipes for tabbouleh that call for purslane.
wood sorrel     a sour flavored wild edible. 
great in salads or as a raw snack.  some make soups or put it on fish!

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Pick-Up Time!

Our first CSA pick-up is right around the corner!  Here's a little preview of what's to come...

 Our perennial herbs are looking beautiful and robust.  Keep your eye out for fresh thyme & oregano.  We've also got three tasty and distinct varieties of mint that make great tea, hot or cold.

We got an early start on basil this year and we're already harvesting it by the handful!  We're looking forward to a whole season of this aromatic herb. 

One goal we have for market this year is to bring flowers every week.  They really brighten up a table.  Through my work with flowers for the CSA last year, I've really grown to love them!


apple mint - it's sweet!

Market season is here!  Heron Homestead will be at every 100 Mile Market and Douglass Market from now through the end of October.  Come visit us!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Market Time

kale starts of 4 distinct types available
We will be participating in two markets this season.  The first is starting this Tuesday, May 24th.  It's a brand new market and we're excited to see how it goes!  Come down for a visit and check out our: plant starts, rhubarb, and fresh-cut herbs... oregano, thyme, three varieties of tasty mint.

The first day of the 100 Mile Market has been announced!  It's starting June 15th!

Douglass Farmers' Market

Douglass Community Center
1000 W. Paterson Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Fourth Tuesday each month.
Dates:  May 24, June 28, July 26, and August 23, 2011
Time:  3:00-7:00pm

100 Mile Market
new store is nearly complete and will open TU May 31!

*NEW* People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Starting June 15th, 2011
Days:  Every Wednesday 
Time:  3:00-7:00pm

Shares Still Available & Updates

peas are growing! 
We have been steadily gaining members for a couple months.  And there are still spots left!!!  We'd love it if you joined our CSA, too! 

Elisabeth and Camilla and I get together every Monday and Wednesday to spend some time on the land and with the seeds and seedlings.  I've been appreciating the bird-songs more this year than any other.

Yesterday we planted onions and kale into the ground from flats started back in April.  We fed them with composted manure and smelly compost tea made from stinging nettle and comfrey. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Details are Out for 2011 CSA !

tomatoes inside
Invest in our growing project and receive a box of seasonal produce each week potentially including rhubarb, carrots, flowers, beets, tomatoes, hot peppers, eggplants, turnips, mustard greens, spinach, kale, rainbow chard, kohlrabi, cucumbers, onions, beans, squash, potatoes, garlic, fresh cut herbs and wild edibles.

In our Full Share we offer 14 weeks of produce for $200. For our Half Share we offer 7 weeks for $100. Our projected season is from late June through mid-October.

Pick-up will be at the 100 Mile Market located at the *NEW* People's Food Coop at 507 Harrison St. in Kalamazoo. The day and time are almost a sure thing for Wed 4pm-6pm. If you miss the pick-up, you'll have 24 hours to come by and get it from our farm (which is located only 3 miles from downtown Kalamazoo).

CSA shareholders are invited to visit the Homestead for our monthly Dig In! Work Days, a chance to see where their food is grown, meet the farmers and share a potluck meal.
We accept Food Stamps/EBT/SNAP benefits. Payment options are flexible.

Shares are limited.
Contact us for a Member Agreement Form.