July 14, 2020

Crop Spot: Blueberries

Blueberries are native to Michigan. Learn more about this berry delicious fruit and get some ideas on how to enjoy them.

June 24, 2020

Crop Spot: Snap Peas

Snap peas are a legume which means they are in the family of incredible plants that can “fix” nitrogen gas from the atmosphere into a usable form in…

May 25, 2020

A Guide to Ramps

Utterly lacking in morels? Don’t despair — it’s also ramp season. Also called wild leek, wild garlic or even spring onion, a ramp is the best of both…

May 20, 2020

Crop Spot: Mushrooms

Did you know that there are three main types of mushrooms? Saprophytic (the kind most commonly grown), parasitic, and mycorrhizal. Saprophytic mushrooms eat dead and decomposing matter, parasitic…

April 20, 2020

Crop Spot: Parsnips

Behold the parsnip!  Parsnips, or Pastinaca sativa, are humble root vegetables closely related to carrots and parsley. These pale roots taste just as sweet as carrots with earthier…

September 24, 2019

Crop Spot: Romanesco

Romanesco hits a sweet spot for me as a nutrition science geek. It is beautiful, nutritious and delicious, but best of all, the chartreuse buds spiral into Fibonacci…

September 9, 2019

Crop Spot: Pawpaw a.k.a. “Michigan Banana”

If you’ve never heard of the pawpaw, you are not alone. This mysterious fruit is native to the Midwest, but defies commercial production and is rarely seen in…

August 5, 2019

Crop Spot: Eggplant

Eggplant is most commonly celebrated as a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. However, did you know that it is thought to have been domesticated in Southeast Asia as early…

July 16, 2019

Crop Spot: Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi doesn’t have to be the strange forgotten vegetable in the bottom of your CSA basket! Give this great veggie a try and let us know what you…

June 26, 2019

Crop Spot: Dark Leafy Greens

How do you like to grow, cook and consume dark leafy greens? In the garden: Collards, kale, and swiss chard are fairly cold tolerant which makes them perfect…