Monday, January 27

Greetings from Food Field! Here’s a brief update on the farm while we wait out another Polar Vortex.  Unfortunately it hasn't been a winter for growing greens, even with hoop houses to bring some daytime thaws.  Fish surfaced in the pond last week to come out of hibernation for a brief bite to eat—-we hope they’ll be harvest-size sometime later this year.  Chickens and ducks have been troopers and continue laying eggs daily.  And the Ark is finally move-in-ready now that solar panels are wired and construction is complete!

Do you want to try out homesteading for a few weeks and enjoy the serenity of a quiet cabin and a cozy fire-—without leaving the big city?  We are looking for someone to take care of the farm from mid-February to early March while Noah is away; duties include feeding the chickens, ducks, and wood-burner, collecting & delivering eggs, and possible snow shoveling.  Email us if this sounds like the stay-cation of your dreams!

Several of you have asked about this year’s CSA.  For 2014 we will be joining with City Commons, a cooperative of Detroit farmers, to offer more shares and more variety—you’ll get plenty of vegetables from Food Field along with produce from Singing Tree Garden, Vinewood Knoll and other urban farms.  The CSA will run 20 weeks starting mid-June with many of the same options you’re familiar with-—full and half shares, Tuesday and Saturday pickups, season extension—-plus optional flower shares and several pickup locations.  You can check out the details and sign up here or wait for updates soon including pickup times at Food Field and payment options with EBT.

Until then, you can taste Food Field eggs at Supino pizzeria, or stop by Traffic Jam & Snug for some garlicky goodness ... and this spring we'll open a farm stand here on Lawrence for all the fresh greens we can make available. Thanks and stay warm out there...