CITY COMMONS CSA- GPP PICKUP
Amy has enjoyed being a City Commons CSA member the past two years and looks forward to bringing it to the club as an option this year. The City Commons CSA will be available for pickup in Grosse Pointe Park only for 2020. City Commons works slightly differently than MSU-Tollgate in that a half share get picked up every other week instead of weekly. This is the option that will be offered for the club. This has been more than enough for our family of 3 and we often have leftovers from one share to the next. The CSA challenges us to eat more greens and incorporate vegetables we wouldn't normally purchase into our diets. It also is a great way to support local agriculture and eat what's available to us seasonally.
Each share will include a variety of vegetables, culinary herbs and occasionally some fruits such as apples, pears and cherries which reflect the seasonal abundance of the farms. Amy's favorite addition to the CSA last year was the ability to switch items or purchase additional items each week via a website. Payment is all handled through the site so it's easy for anyone to utilize who is joining the CSA for 2020. You may also add on half a flower share and the storage box. We will be picking up ODD Weeks. EVEN week pickup and FULL shares will not be available for pickup through the club.
The season will begin June 19th and continue until October 23rd every other week. There will be fewer items during the first part of summer and more items towards the end of the growing season. View the blog to see some examples of previous years shares: http://www.citycommonscsa.com/category/box-descriptions/
City Commons formed as a cooperative in 2012 and has since grown to 7 participating farms serving over 100 households in Detroit and surrounding communities. We grow in East, West and Central Detroit and come from backgrounds as native Detroiters, rural Michiganders, and immigrants. Our farms range in size, style and what we grow, but all are committed to safe and sustainable practices to build a healthy local food economy and a food sovereign Detroit. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or GMO crops, and all our land is soil tested to ensure no contamination.