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6 Tips For Preparing Your CSA Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday July 31, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

The shift towards seasonal eating can be difficult, but having the joy of farm fresh vegetables is well worth it. With CSA registration, you are about to take off on a culinary adventure, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you out along the way.   ...

Kale: Trending Now

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday July 08, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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About Us

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday May 29, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

Welcome to Harvest Michigan! Our focus is to develop a thriving, regional 'Food Hub' for the (northern) Southeast Michigan region servicing Oakland and Macomb counties. We offer services through the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, and the Buying...

Last Frost Dates for West Michigan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Katie

Wondering when it will be safe to transplant your seedlings out into the garden? Here’s a handy chart to give you a guideline for the Last Frost Date in your area. The Last Frost Date is the date after which it is generally safe to plant outdoors...

Mid Michigan CSA Sign Up Season is in Full Swing

Blog: Central Michigan CSA   -   Sunday March 23, 2014   -   By Joe

Social media makes it easy to stay connected with other Michigan CSA Farms and I've noticed membership is in full swing. Earlier today I saw a couple local CSA's that were all full and have already closed membership. I manage the Central Michigan CSA ...

2014 Michigan Native Plant Sales & Events

Blog: Michigan Native Plants   -   Saturday March 15, 2014   -   By TimB

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2014 Maple Syrup Season Part 1

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 14, 2014   -   By Katie

It’s maple sugarin’ season in Michigan! If I had been on my toes I would have tapped my trees on Thursday, March 6 as the weather conditions were just right for running sap – cold nights and above-freezing, sunny days. But alas, I’m a busy mom and I...

7 Reasons to Appreciate Winter

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 29, 2014   -   By Katie

I’m a Michigan girl, which means not only am I used to four seasons but dramatic, often vacillating transitions between those seasons. In the spring and fall it is not uncommon to have sunny, 80-degree weather and windy, perhaps rainy 40-degree weather...

Central Michigan CSA Farm Growing Organic Produce ...

Blog: Central Michigan CSA   -   Tuesday December 10, 2013   -   By Joe

The Central Michigan CSA farm offers organic produce to it's CSA members in the Mid Michigan area all season long.  The spring of 2014 will be the first year the CSA farm will offer certified organic produce to those who participate in the popular...

Farm Fresh Eggs Offered Througout Mid Michigan~Non...

Blog: Central Michigan CSA   -   Wednesday December 04, 2013   -   By Joe

2014 will mark the first year the Central Michigan CSA farm will offer farm fresh eggs throughout the mid Michigan area.  We will have around 600 layers in production by the spring of 2014 and increase the flock to serve the interest we encounter. We've...

Local Peach Sources

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 02, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} Aloha Organic Fruit Another fruit season is underway – it’s time for Michigan peaches! I’ve spent some time looking for pesticide-free peach sources and I’m having a rough time. Molter Family Orchards has organic peaches, but only in...

Eating Locally 'In Season' In Michigan Year Round,...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Wednesday October 03, 2012   -   By Jean

Eating Locally 'In Season' In Michigan Year Round,  Some Meat Recipes for a change~ Rabbit In Sour Cream and Chicken Tangine  Eating locally is a way of life.. . a mind set... a position in...

Baby, it's (almost) cold outside!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday September 28, 2012   -   By Katie

It’s fall. Big time. Temperatures are dropping along with brown and orange leaves. The tomato plants are bending beneath the weight of green fruit hoping for enough time. (I’ll be picking them before we get frost.) The zucchini, cucumbers and beans are...

Eating Locally 'In Season' In Michigan Year Round,...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday September 04, 2012   -   By Jean

Eating locally is a way of life.. . a mind set... a position in the community... a thought process... You either believe it is better for you and your family or you don't.  For Localvors and Foodies...  you get it......

The Market Is Getting Ready To Roll!

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday August 21, 2012   -   By Jean

Hello all! I am so excited about the new season that is about to start! Please check out all the new great vendors you have to look forward to this winter in the Vendor tab as well as the list of Events on the web site. We are bringing in...

Preparing for Easter dinner with Michigan / Texas ...

Blog: Conroe Saturday AM market   -   Saturday April 07, 2012   -   By Fred

The Michigan-Texas Easter Dinner menu has been set. Spiral cut Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Corn on the Cob, Dinner rolls, Apple and Michigan Cherry Lattice Pies.  A Tossed green leafed salad will be somewhat of mystery until all the...

Planning For a Successful Michigan CSA

Blog: Central Michigan CSA   -   Tuesday February 21, 2012   -   By Joe

Thanks to the Internet research into complex topics has been made much easier and as I look into CSA programs I can even get an almost "first hand" account.  I'm planning for 20 plus members in our Mid Michigan CSA program for 2012 and I've...

Changes, Big Changes

Blog: Cowmomma's Cupboard   -   Tuesday February 07, 2012   -   By Cowmomma

Finally, I find myself ready to tackle trying to get our status updated on all the web sites having to do with the ranch.  Regretfully, the 4B is no more.  Dan and I have moved, and are now living in Florida, in town.  All our lovely critters...

Ideas about Creating a Successful Michigan CSA

Blog: Central Michigan CSA   -   Monday January 23, 2012   -   By Joe

I started offering fresh Michigan produce to the public here in Central Michigan about 4 years ago through a roadside market.  That has been successful and I've been surprised by the feedback and success that the farm market has had.   I've been...

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