AADL has partnered with Taste the Local Difference to celebrate the 2021 Washtenaw County CSA Fair online! Here you'll be able to find information about the various Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) options that local farms offer and visit individual farm websites to sign up for a 2021 CSA. Want even more information? Join the Michigan Statewide CSA Network for their Michigan CSA Fair Lunch Hour or Happy Hour on February 26!
Argus Farm Stop (Vegetables)
(734) 997-5448, https://www.argusfarmstop.com/weekly-produce-box
Argus Farm Stop is a year-round retail store focusing 100% on Michigan grown and made products. Our mission is to grow our local agricultural economy by providing a place where local farms can sell locally-grown produce and other goods conveniently to consumers, year-round!
CSA Description: A 6-week collection of 7-10 produce items per week hand-selected by our staff from Washtenaw County area farmers. Each week you'll be introduced to seasonal produce and will receive detailed information all about the contents of your box. Pick up weekly at either Argus location.
Baseline Farm (Meat)
John Cox, a beginning farmer, raises 100% grass fed beef cattle on 200 acres of pasture in Dexter. The farm is a cow-calf to finish operation, with the cows and bulls creating calves that are raised for two or three years for beef. Animals graze during the whole growing season and eat stored forages and hay in the winter. They also have free choice sea salt, kelp meal and organic cattle minerals.
CSA Details: 30-50 pound bundles of beef. Custom processed quarter, half and whole animals also available.
Blue Spring Farm (Vegetables)
Blue Spring Farm is a small family farm serving the Ann Arbor community with a wide selection of vegetables, flowers & fruit. Jon and Lorraine have been farming their land organically for 17 years together. It is our pleasure & responsibility to work with the land and feed our local community.
CSA Details: 18 week (June-October) share available for weekly or bi-weekly pick-up on Wednesdays or Saturdays in Ann Arbor. Flowers, bread and eggs available as add-ons. Accepts SNAP.
Bløm Meadworks (Mead)
734-548-9729 (firstname.lastname@example.org), www.drinkblom.com
Bløm Meadworks (pronounced “bloom”) makes session (light, dry, carbonated, and remarkably sessionable) meads and ciders. They start with the same ingredients as a traditional mead - honey, water and yeast - which means they can source all of their ingredients from Michigan. Unlike most meads though, they ferment it like a dry craft cider, so the result isn’t nearly as thick or sweet.
CSA Details: Bløm’s Community Supported Mead (CSM) memberships are offered in 6-month increments. Members can choose to receive one or two 64 oz growlers or two 32oz howlers of mead and/or cider each month. Sign-up is in December and June for the following 6-month CSM period (early sign-ups available during the CSA Fair).
Brines Farm LLC (Vegetables)
734-926-5463 (email@example.com), http://brines.net/
Brines Farm is a Certified Organic diversified farm operation offering vegetables, grains, herbs, fruits, nuts, and trees & shrubs. The farm operation was established in 2004 by Shannon Brines who was seeking to practice and demonstrate sustainable agriculture. The farm uses agroecology, regenerative agriculture, and restorative agriculture principles to produce crops while mimicking natural ecosystems.
CSA Details: Diverse mix of seasonal produce with free-range eggs available as an add-on. Summer CSA (May-Oct) and Winter CSA (Nov-Apr) options available with pick up from a variety of locations (on farm, farmers market, and a few workplaces).
Green Things Farm Collective (Vegetables, Salad, Meat, Flowers)
231-313-8489 (firstname.lastname@example.org), https://www.greenthingsfarm.com/
What was once three businesses is now one, Green Things Farm Collective. Ann Arbor Seed Company, Green Things Farm, and the Land Loom come together in 2020 to expand production, share the management of running a diverse business, and develop a model of sustainable, cooperative, and responsible farming. We are excited to be offering the full line of membership options that have been developed over the years by Green Things Farm and The Land Loom, including salad club memberships, loyalty cards, and fall CSA.
- Full Supporter Share ($1000) - An all-access pass to all offerings and events. Register by March 1st for the following:
- All 3 Salad Club sessions (Spring, June, Fall) ~ $225 value
- Summer CSA ~ $300 value
- Fall CSA ~ $330 value
- Flower CSA ~ $60 value
- Winter Spinach Club ~ $75 value
- 4 farm event passes ~ $100 value
- Monthly Beef Share ($75) - a variety of familiar cuts (steaks, roasts, ground beef, stew, etc.) and a few surprises. Order monthly and pick up at the Saturday Kerrytown Market (Jan-May)
- Flower CSA ($60) - Members may come to the farm and pick a bouquet of flowers once a week, self-serve anytime (July 12- August 16th)
- Fall CSA ($330)- Select your own vegetables each Thursday evening (Sept- Nov). Enjoy a wide selection of roots, greens, and squashes and the last of the summer's bounty of tomatoes, fresh herbs, and more.
Hay Creek Heritage Farm (Vegetables, Meat)
734-945-2308 (email@example.com), https://www.haycreekheritage.com/csa
Hay Creek Heritage Farms, LLC, a small farm dedicated to conserving and promoting rare heritage livestock breeds and heirloom vegetables in Pinckney and Chelsea. The farm has been in operation since 2014. All produce and cut flowers are certified organic through OEFFA. Our animals are raised with care and with access to pasture. We offer a variety of produce and cut flowers through our CSA membership. Our produce is also available at Agricole in Chelsea, Dexter Mill in Dexter, and will be at Acorn Market in Manchester in 2021. We are committed to sustainable farming. In addition to certifying our produce and flower production as organic, we are currently working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This is a voluntary program where we work with NRCS to implement improvements or ‘conservation practices’ that benefit both our farming operation as well as our land. In addition to produce and flowers, we raise rare and heritage livestock and poultry, including Oberhasli dairy goats, Shetland & Cheviot sheep, American Buff and Cotton Patch geese, and Naragansett turkeys. We have two Anatolian Shepherds, livestock guardian dogs who live with the animals and protect them from predators. In the last two years, we have added honeybee hives to the property.
CSA Details: 26 week organic customizable produce share with options for Individual, Couple or Family sizes.
Hindsight Farm (Vegetables)
Hindsight Farm is a small 1.5 acre diversified vegetable farm located in Webster Township. We launched our farm in 2020 with the help of our friends at Whitney Farmstead, where we sell seasonal produce at their Saturday farm stand and distribute our CSA shares. We aim to provide the best tasting, healthiest produce we can grow by choosing heirloom and specialty varieties, using organic growing practices, and fostering healthy soil through compost and minimal tillage techniques. We are always striving to improve the ways we farm, learning from the past and discovering better methods for the future.
CSA Details: Our CSA runs for 18 weeks from June 12 through October 9. Standard and Deluxe sizes available. Each share includes a variety of fresh seasonal vegetables. Pick-ups on Saturday mornings at Whitney Farmstead (5525 Jennings Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105). Visit our website for more information (www.hindisghtfarm2020.com). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
Jacobs Fresh Farm (Vegetables)
517-250-1222 (Jacobdlamater@gmail.com), https://jacobsfreshfarm.com/
Jacobs Fresh Farm is an all natural farm growing everything from arugula to zucchini. They provide produce the old fashion way, by harnessing the power of mother nature. Goats and chickens provide manure for compost piles and weeds provide organic matter for the plants to feed off of. Nothing goes to waste. Anything pruned, pulled or harvested is fed back to the goats and chickens who repeat the process.
CSA Details: 16 week summer share (May-Sept) including produce, eggs (add on) and honey. Share options include full, half or single. The special “Taste of Chelsea” share includes local bread, meat, candles, syrup and more.
Kapnick Orchards (Fruit)
517-423-7419 (firstname.lastname@example.org), http://www.kapnickorchards.com/
Kapnick Orchards was founded near Tecumseh in 1958 by Robert and Gertrude Kapnick and Charles and Janice Kapnick. Today, Charles and Janice’s daughter, Sharon Shaffer, operates the farm with her husband Bruce and business partner Scott Robertello. You can find Kapnick’s produce at farmers markets around Washtenaw County and at their farm store - open 12 months a year! Visiting the farm in the Fall is especially wonderful as they offer u-pick apples and pumpkins and wagon rides through an Enchanted Forest.
CSA Details: 20 week fruit CSA (apples, pears, berries, peaches, plums, and more!). $500 for a large share. $285 for a small share. Pick up at farm store or weekly farmers markets.
NOKA Homestead (Vegetables)
Our 6 acres of land feature a beautiful pine forest, a small fruit orchard, over an acre of garden space, and lots of wild spaces to explore. We grow a diverse array of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs - everything from asparagus to strawberries, from dry beans to tomatoes - for our CSA, the Dexter Farmers Market, and wholesale.
CSA Details: Our CSA is designed to make sure that you get a wide variety of fresh & delicious local produce in a way that works best for you. We feature choices for share size and variety, as well as options for picking up your share. Pick up Wednesdays (on farm) or Saturdays (Dexter Farmers Market).
Old City Acres (Vegetables)
734-771-9984 (email@example.com), http://www.oldcityacres.com/
Established in 2013, Old City Acres is a Michigan based vegetable farm that strives to provide the people of Southeastern Michigan with the freshest and cleanest food available through transparency, natural growing methods, and a true love for food. Although we are not certified organic, we grow above the organic standard, and we never use GMO seeds, pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides on our farm. Our goal is to provide the community with the cleanest, freshest, and best tasting food around.
CSA Details: The “Flexible CSA” combines the amazing freshness and quality you get from the farmer's market with the convenience and ease that comes from contactless flexible pick up. You shop each week for exactly what you want for pick up at either the farm or the Ypsilanti Farmers Market.
Pregitzer Farm Market (Vegetables)
517-240-4600 (Pregitzerfarms@gmail.com), http://pregitzerfarmmarket.com/
Pregitzer Farm Market’s mission is to offer the best, fresh-from-the-farm produce possible. They strive to educate communities about farm life, eating local, and having fun on the farm through their exceptional produce and on farm field trips and events.
CSA Details: 12 week program of vegetables you would grow in your own garden (sweet corn, melons, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and more!)
Raindance Organic Farm (Vegetables, Flowers)
734-747-3099 (firstname.lastname@example.org), https://www.raindanceorganic.com/
Started in 2017 by a first generation female farmer, Raindance Organic Farm exists to serve our community by growing great organic produce and flowers, and by connecting children and adults with the beauty of nature and the gifts of wellness.
CSA Details: Includes organic vegetables and cut flowers picked up on the farm (10 minutes north of Ann Arbor) June - August. Children bring their parents, grandparents, and friends to the farm to harvest their family’s share of organic vegetables and flowers each week. Optional Sunday evening farm potluck picnics under the farm’s new solar pavilion are also available.
Stella Matutina Farm (Vegetables, Dairy)
Stella Matutina Farm is a Biodynamic farm located in beautiful Grass Lake. They distribute their vegetables through a CSA program and at the Ann Arbor Pittsfield Township Farmers Market. In addition to produce they have eggs, raw honey, goat milk soap, raw milk herd shares, and registered Saanen dairy goats.
CSA Details: 20 weeks of fresh, local beyond organic, Biodynamically grown vegetables. June 4th thru October 15th. Delivery available to Ann Arbor/Saline, Royal Oak, Allen Park and Chelsea.
Tantre Farm (Vegetables)
734-475-4323 (email@example.com), www.tantrefarm.com
Tantré Farm (20 miles west of Ann Arbor) has been a small family farm since 1993 using exclusively sustainable and ecological practices. Their mission is to produce and distribute fresh, organic produce, while serving as an educational, sustainable, and social network for the surrounding community. You can find their wide variety of fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pears, melons) and vegetables (80 to 100 varieties!) through their CSA, at various farmers' markets, and in local schools, stores, and restaurants.
- Summer Share ($630) - Weekly distributions of fresh produce for 18 weeks (end of May - Oct).
- Extended Fall Share ($140) - Four weeks (Oct - Nov) of a variety of cooking greens, salad greens, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beets, etc.), squash, and garlic.
- Thanksgiving Share ($130) - Stock up on vegetables before the holiday or for winter storage. Includes a newsletter with storage tips, recipes, and 60 - 80 pounds of produce. May include: Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, cauliflower, broccoli, greens, squash, leeks, garlic, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, parsnips, onions, celeriac, or beets.
The Farm at St. Joe’s (Vegetables)
734-712-4767 (firstname.lastname@example.org), https://stjoesfarm.org/
One of the nation's first hospital-based farms, the Farm at St Joe's works to grow a healthy community by empowering people through food, education, and relationships. They have two production hoop houses, a handicap accessible hoop house, and 1.5 acres of outdoor growing space.
CSA Details: A collaborative CSA with 12 local farms contributing fruits and vegetables. You can register for the full season (36 weeks) or individually for spring, summer, or fall sessions. Whole (weekly) and half (biweekly) shares are available. You can create your own shares at the farm Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6 PM or pick up a pre-packed box from the farm cooler Wednesday-Sunday.
- Spring (April 8-June 24) - greens, peas, radishes, honey, oats and more!
- Summer (July 1-Sept 16) - tomatoes, greens, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, and more!
- Fall (Sept 23-Dec 9) - carrots, apples, winter squash, potatoes, collards, beets, and value-added products like local grains
Whitney Farmstead (Meat)
(734) 845-2240 (email@example.com), http://whitneyfarmstead.com/
Whitney Farmstead is grassfed livestock and maple syrup farm in northern Ann Arbor. They value diversified and restorative agricultural practices; rotational grazing, perennial forages, heritage breeds, organically grown grains, traditional building, and selling directly to our community. They work each and every day to be nourishing stewards of the land and community they call home through honest and steady work.
CSA Details: Year round meat CSA with a variety of pork and chicken (organic grains, pastured, whey fed), beef and lamb (100% grass fed). Members choose share size and types and cuts of meat. Monthly pickups on the farm.
Zilke Farm Kitchen (Meal Kits)
734-260-2326 (firstname.lastname@example.org), https://www.zilkefarmkitchen.com/
Zilke Farm Kitchen is located in Milan, Michigan, and is a newer venture of Zilke Vegetable Farm. Tom and Vicki started Zilke Vegetable Farm in 2009, opening the farmstand on Carpenter Road in 2011. The Kitchen allows us to extend our service to our friends and neighbors in our community beyond our short Michigan farmstand summer season, and it provides a new service as well: solving the endless “what’s for dinner tonight?” quandary by offering simple to prepare meal kits as well as ready-made meals, salads, and sides.
CSA Details: Prepared meals and ready-to-finish meal kit subscriptions that are fully customizable and based on seasonal vegetables grown at Zilke Vegetable Farm and other local farms. Weekly pick up available at Zilke Farm Kitchen, Carrigan Cafe (Saline), or Argus Farm Stop (Packard).
Looking for more information about a CSA near you? Visit the Taste the Local Difference Find Food & Farms Database!
To find out more about what you might find in your CSA, visit the TLD seasonality database.
And, get to know your seasonal vegetables and how to use them through TLD's blog!