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NEW!!

A VISIT TO MUD CREEK FARM!

I was pretty impressed with what I saw at the farm, although I did not have time to hang around too long as I had to get back to Almars.  Mud Creek grows all of their own ginger to make the ginger ale and they harvest their own elderberries.  The hoophouses sit low in a swampy area and the house sits high.  They had a large collection of Pontiac Vibes (one of my favorite cars) and seemed down to earth during our brief conversation.  I am looking forward to getting back to their farm to see how they grown ginger.    The pop they make has NO coloring!  Not sure why producers started adding coloring to pop in the first place.

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Wheat Grass

Moving Forward  Finally our Wheat Grass Grower is Here.

I have juice and tasted his wheat grass juice and it is soo good.

Green Healing is what they call themselves and they are from Genesee County.  Only organic seed and soil is used to grow this sweet wheat grass.

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Happy Thanksgiving ANNOUNCING NEW GROWERS

Delicious Herbs from Columbiaville Michigan owner Gina Delisi is a great addition to our group.  The samples she sent us were so delicious that having the word delicious in her product name was not an exaggeration.  Gina is also studying health and nutrition and is incorporating those principals in her teas and mixes.

 

 

Will’s Greenhouse:  We have known and worked with Jim Wills for more than 10 years.  He only does greenhouse plants in the Spring/Early Summer, uses Morgan Products (the ones approved for organic use) and some certified organic potting soil mixes.  He also only uses Certified Organic Seed.  He will be ordering his seeds in December and he will order and grow whatever plants you may want.   Look for a survey very soon asking for what seeds he should order and plants you want him to grow.

We want your plants to arrive to you in perfect shape and ready for you to plant and we will not send you plants until the proper frost free dates so your plants will have a better chance of surviving.  (Green houses make a lot of money selling tomato plants too early that are not hardened, they die and the customer goes back and buys more)

Jim also hardens the plants off, so when you take them home they will not shock from the temperature and light changes.  Plants that come out of the hot green house and into Michigan’s cooler temperatures usually do not survive.  He puts them on a large flat hay wagon and haul them outside each day for a short period of time to accumulate to the colder temperature.  Quality plants like the ones he produce is not easy to find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Farmers are harvesting lots of goodies

JUST ADDED:
Garlic Bulbs
Yellow Beans
Multi Colored Beets

Fresh Blueberries!

Gluten Free From Westwind is Back

FRESH Produce, lots of it.

Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Celery (best fresh & tasty)
Small Cucumbers! Yumm!
Zucchini (Organic Means NON GMO)
MICRO GREENS

Other Organic Produce
LETTUCE, KALE, Swiss Chard, Radishes,
CARROTS, Beets
and MORE!!!
Organic Frozen Produce
Mashed Potatoes (ready to serve)
Blueberries, tart cherries, peppers, onions, cucumbers,  zucchini, greens,
Organic Dried Produce

If you cannot find it on the website give us quick

comment requesting it and odds are we may have

extra when we harvest.

Sale & Clearance

Oops Sale Pecans (kosher but not certified organic)

NEW or RETURNED

NUTS!!NUTS!!!!& MORE NUTS!!!,
SUMMER SQUASH
GLUTEN FREE
Zucchini & Cucumbers
Organic Flour,  Soy Free and Meats, Nuts,

Proteins & Meats

Organic Meats
Grass fed beef available.
Pork, Lamb, Fish and Vegetarian Burgers.
POULTRY
VEGETARIAN BURGERS

Dairy
Organic Cheese & Milk
Cheese, Toni Oliver makes the premium cheese from the very same cows that she milks twice a day.
FOR FRESHEST MILK ORDER THIS WEEK!!!!
Milk from Hilhof, it is in glass not plastic so it tastes so much better.

Pantry

Local Raw Honey, Maple Syrup, mall to large jars of these wonderful local sweet healthy treats.
Nut Butters, Flour, Oatmeal, Beans,
Popcorn, Salsa, Jams, Pastas, Dry Beans and more.

GARDENING

Approved for Certified Organic Use
That time of year again, seed starter, fertilizers, composts and all good things for your garden.

SOAPS

Healthy for your skin and you.
Soaps for bathing, washing hair, fragrance free or some with essential oils.
Laundry soap that leaves your cloths soft and fresh, toilet bowl cleaner, dishwasher soap.

BEVERAGES

Organic
Switchel, Tart Cherry Juice,
Tasty Switchel, or cool down with root beer and for those that need a little boost for their health tries some organic tart cherry concentrate.

NEWS

WEB LOG–NEW Article about organic farming.
Farm Tour Aug 8
Farm store at White Pine Farm
CSA Farmers Market is now open.
We are at Milford Market–Come Visit us.
Cider and Apples are done for the year!

Make a trip to one of our local Farms.
See how we grow the food you eat.
Nice to have food you can drive to, visit where it is growing instead of taking an airplane.

WHY NEW SOFTWARE!

Please be patient and let us know of any problems.
Katie who started the site is on maternity leave.
The NEW WEBSITE is many years over due.
The original software was never designed for our application and limited us in what we could do.
This new software can grow and adapt with us.
Modifications can be made as we take customers feed back for improvements.

If you need help with the website.

OR

Or if you find BUGS

Please call us at 810-688-7442, or email us at [email protected]

THANKS FOR YOU PATIENCE!

http://csafarmersmarket.net/shop

Please sign in before shopping!

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FARM TOUR (Aug 8, 1:30pm)

We will at White Pine Farm will be having a farm tour on Aug 8, 1:30 pm.  It will be lasting about an hour possibly more, it is also where CSA Farmers Market is centered.

We are in North Branch just north of Lapeer by about 13.5 miles or just north of Imlay city by about 16 miles.

We would like those that are coming to call 810-688-7442 or email us at [email protected] and let us know you are coming.

You will have an opportunity to see the hoop houses, the cattle and the outdoor crops.  We welcome questions about organic farming practices and more.  We also love to hear suggestions any experiences you may have had.

Address: 2933 Burnside Rd., North Branch 48461.  Go to the building that looks like a barn with an attached greenhouse for growing plants on the front of it.

 

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Organic Farming

So what does this green guy have to do with organic farming. LOTS!! He is a ferocious aphid eater and if you see him flying around your out door nightlight give him a little thank you. Whatever you do, do not smash him because he will leave a stench and you will have more aphids.
My mother made sure we learned out beneficial insects and reminded us how important this guy was to her garden as well as many other insects (she was also our entomology 4-H leader).
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what organic farmers do so much so that once I overheard a conversation from a conventional grower telling a customer that certified organic farmer spray all the time and are allowed to spray of all things nicotine. Wow!!! interesting I have never heard of that search OMRI (Organic Material Review Institute) and you will see the word RESTRICTED.
Times have changed, understanding ecology is almost becoming a thing of the past, when once entomology was a popular field for 4-H members it is now just barely a waning glimpse. It is too easy for people to ask what do I use to kill this or that with rather than to learn mother nature have to offer. They offer lots, including this little green mega eater you see above.