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Taste summer in Traverse City with a local CSA share!

michigan-grownWinter has been spirit-crushingly long, and we’re all hungry for the flavors of spring & summer. The good news is that the growing season has arrived!

Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation, and northern Michigan is the growing heart of that bounty. It’s driving our culinary scene and, if you make your plans now, you can get that locally grown goodness every week in the form of a CSA. “CSA” stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” and CSA Farms of Northwest Michigan writes:

Members sign up for a share of a particular CSA farm’s harvest during the growing season. They pay in advance which supports their farmer and reserves their “share” of freshly harvested farm produce. The share costs vary from farm to farm and often depend on variables like length of the season and products offered. Members receive weekly boxes, or come to the farm to pick up a wide variety of vegetables and fruits.

Most summer CSAs start in June, and we’ve got contact and share information for as many as we could find. If you know of one we forgot, email us the share details and contact or post a comment and we’ll add them!

Peak Season CSA Summer Share

Peak Season CSA Summer Share

9 Bean Rows
Vegetables,Bread, Eggs,
When: year round, spring, summer, winter, fall.
Cost: $350 12 weeks
Pick Up: At the farm, SH Farmer’s Mkt.
Contact: 271-1175 csa@9beanrows.com

Birch Point Farm
Heirloom Vegetable, + add-on optios)
When: June- Oct. 18 weeks
Cost: $575 – $605 (signup form)
Pick Up: Monday: Village farm mkt, Tuesday at the Farm: Wed at Little Fleet, Wed or Sat. at S.H. Farmer’s Mkt,
Contact: Michelle Ferrarese
231-933-7256 birchpointcsa@gmail.com

Clean Plate Farm
Vegetables, Dairy, Pork, + add-on options)
When: June 13 – October 10
Cost: $500
Pick Up: On the Farm in Cedar
Contact: 231-360-1865 or claycouturier@gmail.com

Holmestead Farm
Vegetables, + add-on options
When: June to October (16 weeks)
Cost: $250-$450
Pick Up: On the Farm Mon, Thu 3-6
Contact: Marshall Becky Holmes 231-668-7482 flavorforlife@charter.net

Loma Farm
Vegetables
When: June 11 to Oct. 22
Cost: $540 (20 weeks)
Pick Up: On the Farm Tue. Wed. at SH Farmer’s Mkt.
Contact Nic or Sara 970-217-5904 Lomafarm@gmail.com

Meadowlark Farm
Vegetables, + add-on options
When: year round options
Cost: $300-$770
Sign-up
Pick Up: Tue. in TC, Fri in Leelanau (pick-up-options)
Contact: Jenny Tutlis 231-256-6980 meadowlarks4@yahoo.com

Moreganic
Vegetables, Meat, Dairy + add-on options
When: June 1st Oct. 31st (22 wks)
Cost: $66-$550
Sign-up
Pick Up: at the farm or S.H. Farmer’s Mkt.
Contact: 231-879-3814 morganicfarmcsa@gmail.com

Peak Seasons CSA
Fruits, Vegetables (signup form and blog)
When: June – October (18 weeks).
Cost: $468-$504
Pick Up: Wednesdays, Farm, Farmstand or TC gov’t center.
Contact: 231-313-1471 peakseason@ymail.com

Perbellus Flower Farm
Bouquet shares
When: 12 weeks (peak summer)
Cost: $150
Pick Up: At SH Farmer’s Mkt.
Contact: Michelle Shackelford (231) 714-7327

Second Spring Farm
Staple Vegetables
When: June to October (18 weeks)
Cost: $625-$750 (Signup Form)
Pick Up: Sara Hardy Mkt – Wed or Sat.
Contact: Reid 231-944-8946
secondspringfarm@gmail.com

Ware Farm
Blueberries, Strawberries
When: Strawberry + Blueberry season
Cost: $28-$40
Pick Up: at the farm or Sara Hardy Farmer’s Mkt.
Contact: 231 864 3242

9 Bean Rows Summer Share, photo by Ken Scott Photography

9 Bean Rows Summer Share, photo by Ken Scott Photography

Here’s our vegetable & other CSA item list from Traverse City area CSAs, if you were unable to see the image…

Arugula
Asparagus
Basil
Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Bunching onions
Bush Beans
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chard
Collards
Corn
Cucumbers
Curly Kale

Eggplant
Fava Beans
Fennel
Garlic
Giant Pumpkins
Green Onions
Hakurei Turnips
Haricot Vert
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Lima Beans
Melons
New Potatoes
Onions
Parsley
Parsnips
Peas
Pepperse

Potatoes
Pumpkins
Purple Potatoes
Radishes
Raspberries
Red Russian Kale
Rutabaga
Spinach
Strawberry
Sugar Snap Peas
Summer Squash
Swiss Chard
Tomatillos
Tomatoes
Turnips
Tuscano Kale
Violet Cauliflower
Wild Leeks
Winter Squash