Monday, April 25

Happy Spring! It's another year at Food Field and we're getting ready for more great harvests and events, new animals and crops, a more manageable garden and improved greenhouse space this season. Come on out and see what we've been up to.

Spring planting continues full speed ahead--we've got new raspberries, blackberries, elderberries and serviceberries planted, plenty of garlic, kale and greens in the ground, tomato and pepper transplants galore, and a new hedge and raised herb, flower & vegetable beds. Bees are enjoying the deadnettle groundcover and fruit trees in bloom, and we'll be getting more chickens and special chicken guards soon. We can use your help getting all the rest planted and keeping beds weeded, watered and fruitful--come out on a Wednesday (10 AM-5 PM) for open volunteer times or this Saturday 4/30 to enjoy some sunshine and get your hands dirty (and take home some fresh salad greens). You can also enjoy some of our fresh greens, leeks, parsnips or herbs on the menu at Selden Standard, Brooklyn Street Local, Trinosophes, Standby and other joints downtown this spring.

It's not too late to sign up for City Commons CSA--just go to citycommonscsa.com to register for your 2016 share before we fill up. This year's boxes will be even better with 3 new farms in the mix, plus more optional add-ons in the works like mushrooms and chicken. 20 weeks of produce begin June 14, just in time for garlic scapes and strawberries; the cost is $450 for full shares and $230 for half shares.

Please stay tuned for updates on dinners & events at the farm, market days, our new animals and the upcoming Detroit urban livestock ordinance! Let us know if you'd like to be included on our volunteer email list for more regular updates on work at the farm.