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This Week's Bounty*:

basil
carrots
chard
cucumbers
lettuce
parsley
peppers, hot & sweet
summer squash
tomatoes
surprises

 
* Saturday and Wednesday shares may differ slightly week-to-week, though we do everything we can to make them equal over the season.

 
GAZPACHO

 2 pounds juicy tomatoes, roughly cut into chunks

1 Italian frying (cubanelle) pepper cut into chunks

1 cucumber cut into chunks

1 small mild onion (white or red) roughly cut into chunks

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

Salt and pepper

½C olive oil

Combine veggies in a blender or food processor and pulse until the mixture reaches the consistency you enjoy.  Add vinegar, 2 tsp salt, black pepper to taste, and the olive oil.  Pulse until fully mixed. Transfer to a large container and chill for 6 hours or so.  Adjust the seasonings and serve!
cross-pollination
We're lucky to be part of a particularly rich agricultural landscape in Southeast Michigan.  The farms in the area are host to a wide array of growing practices, scales, crops, and, of course, the quirky farmers that make it possible.  Over the years, we've built relationships with these great humans; we've traded ideas, shared seeds and other resources; sometimes we commiserate; always we celebrate.   Our farming community makes the bean rows feel shorter, the hot days more tolerable, and reminds us that we're part of something bigger than ourselves. It's what turns our farm from being its own island to part of a larger web.  

We encourage you to further explore Southeast Michigan's food and farming community, including other institutions that have been a great support to us, such as the People's Food Co-op, and, more recently Argus Farm Stop.  The upcoming Homegrown Festival is a great opportunity to see the host of farms (including Community Farm!), restaurants, non-profits, and other organizations doing important work to keep our community vibrant.  It's the evening of September 10th, and not to be missed! 

There are a host of other events coming up as Summer transitions into Fall, including our big September event, Peas Turn Up the Beet EVEN Louder, designed to help raise funds for educational programs at the farm.  Lots of good food, music, and reasons to celebrate! And keep your eye on Saturday, October 1st, for the Farm's Fall Festival. A unique celebration of our own community, this evening is always amazing- and made more special by what each of us brings to it individually.

So, while the thermometer tells us we're still in the thick of Summer, know that, just around the corner, Fall promises to be abundant.
Upcoming Events:
Saturday, Aug 20th, 1-3 : August Member Meeting

Information about Ongoing Events including Plant Studies and Weed & Sings can be found here.
 
Long-term Calendar: 
August 26 - 28: Hollerfest at Frog Holler Farm
Sat, September 10, 6-10pm: Homegrown Fest
Thurs, September 15th: CFAA's Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, October 1st: CFAA's Fall Festival!
 
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