Since it’s inception in 2006, ‘Grown in Detroit’ has become a household name for those seeking to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the city. ‘Grown in Detroit’ produce is grown by families & youth in community gardens and urban farms throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. Grown in Detroit supports these growers by providing a space to sell at Detroit-based farmers’ markets and restaurants as well as by assisting growers with production, harvest, and post-harvest handling education and resources.
THE GROWN IN DETROIT 2015 SPRING CSA IS FULL. CHECK BACK THIS SUMMER TO ENROLL IN OUR FALL CSA.
For decades, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have supported small-scale farmers and strengthened local food systems by encouraging consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers. Interested consumers purchase a share and in return, receive seasonal produce each week throughout the specified season.
The Spring Grown in Detroit CSA Program will supply members with seasonal vegetables and herbs from GID farmers for 6 weeks between May 6th and June 10th. Members are responsible for picking up their share weekly at the Plum Street Market Garden located at 2202 Third St., Detroit MI 48226 on Wednesday evenings 4-6 pm. GID Spring Shares will consist of a variety of seasonally available vegetables and herbs. One share will generally supply a family of four with all the spring vegetables they can eat for a week. Spring vegetables include salad mix, arugula, kale, chard, collards, fresh herbs, radishes, beets, carrots, sugar snap peas, and more!
The cost for the 6-week GID Spring Share is $90. Shares are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
BUY GROWN IN DETROIT AT EASTERN MARKET
Saturdays at Eastern Market, from May thru November at the center of Shed 2. Shed 2 is located on Russell between Winder and Adelaide.
Tuesdays at Eastern Market, from June thru October at the center of Shed 2. Shed 2 is located on Russell between Winder and Adelaide.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A MEAL AND SUPPORT GROWN IN DETROIT
The next time you schedule a meeting away from the office, plan a night out with friends and family, or select a caterer to give food for an event please consider supporting Grown in Detroit by choosing one of the Detroit-based restaurants and food businesses that source fresh, local fruits and vegetables from Grown in Detroit.
IF YOU ARE A GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM MEMBER AND WANT TO SELL WITH GROWN IN DETROIT THIS YEAR learn about the marketing process at the next new marketer orientation. This hands-on workshop is held at a productive market garden, and introduces growers to the major record keeping tools developed and used by Grown in Detroit cooperative members. At the workshop, experienced GID members cover topics including harvesting, post harvest handling, and selling produce at market. For more information, please contact us.