Just The Beginning

Spring time in the greenhouse

Spring time in the greenhouse

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Happy New Year!

2012 was a challenging growing season for farmers and gardeners here in Northwest Michigan, but thanks to our members, lots of hard work, and some creativity; Peak Season CSA’s gardens and orchards produced respectably last year.

With 2012 behind us, we are looking forward to the 2013 growing season, and are making seed orders for the upcoming Spring planting. We are planning on planting many of our traditional staples, and will also be exploring some new varieties and plants for the amusement of our gardeners and members, including Chioggia striped beets, Purple Majesty potatoes, and Black Krim tomatoes. We will also be planting many more strawberry plants and raspberry canes in the spring, which should both increase our berry production and extend the length of our season.

As we continue to plan for next spring, we are open to the suggestions of past, current, and future CSA members for what you would like to see more of and what you might want us to hold back on in the future.

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CNFA Farmer to Farmer Program/ Nhamatanda, Mozambique

Here are a few photos from my post CSA season adventure to Mozambique.

Providing education and outreach on the benefits of soy foods and the importance of incorporating soy in the diets of rural folks in Mozambique was such an eye opening experience for me.

In Mozambique stunting nutrition is about 40 percent and it is linked to both inadequate food intake and illness.

It is important to scale up food production and consumption, especially with products rich in essential nutrients vital for human health.

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Apple Tasting

What could be better? A warm October day with bushels of crisp apples. The handsome Rhode Island Greenings and Northern Spies for pies and crisps. As well as excellent choices for eating fresh, including Honeycrisps, Ida Reds, Jonagolds and Empire apples.

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Blossom Walk

We had a cool, windy and very sunny day for the blossom walk. It was fun getting everyone together and sharing our corner of the world.

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Things are happening in the greenhouse!

seedlings

many seedlings

in all shapes, colors and sizes

some have been here since February and are filling in all the little spaces!

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Welcome to Peak Season CSA!

And thank you for visiting our website! Peak Season is an experiment in Community Supported Agriculture undertaken by Barb Wunsch, fifth generation fruit grower, registered dietitian, and gardening aficionada. Our mission is to share fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables with residents of the Grand Traverse area.

Please feel free to browse through our pages to explore our weekly offerings and possible recipes that can be concocted from them.

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