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eCHO bEND CSA Basket, August 1, 2013

Hey!  It’s August!  The baskets reflect the bounty of high summer with several new offerings. Yippee!!! So much potential for fun recipes.  I’ll share an absolute favorite of my family’s, as all of the ingredients are present.  I love this … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND CSA Weekly Share Basket, July 10, 2013

Rain! Glorious rain for our thirsty gardens!  I ran and danced and harvested and weeded during the steady day-long rain of Monday. Last night’s rain produced a cool, sweet breeze for the harvest today.  I couldn’t have asked for a … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND CSA Weekly Share Basket, June 26

A beautiful June harvest day produced a lovely basket of freshness for you this week.  I’m grateful the rain held off, as muddy harvest days are no fun, but keep your fingers crossed for rain soon, as the garden is … Continue reading

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eCHO bEND weekly share basket, June 19, 2013

Benders! We have some new veggie additions this week, as things are FINALLY starting to take off! I know some of my customers will be thrilled to see the sugar ann snap peas in their basket this week. 🙂 They … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 Planting Begins

The onion starts already smell like onions as they grow vibrantly green from their soil blocks in the basement. 25 varieties of heirloom tomato seeds and counting. Many new melons to trial. Much of the online ordering is underway. The … Continue reading

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Echo Bend CSA Harvest, October 5, 2011 – Final Harvest

I’ve been trying to write this post in my head for weeks now. I’m struggling with it. I’m no good at saying goodbye, but, hopefully, it will just be merely more of a “see you soon.”  As in, I’ll see … Continue reading

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Echo Bend CSA Season 2011, Week 2

With a work crew of family and friends and kids, we harvested and washed today’s very muddy harvest — finishing up just moments before another thunderstorm soaker rolled through. I love having a crew on harvest day! This week’s basket … Continue reading

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100 Degrees in N. MI in Mid-May

15 months ago we took vacation days from work to attend a hoophouse-growing workshop put on by the Michigan Land Use Institute. Today we put the finishing touches on a timber-frame movable 40′ hoophouse of our own. Following the workshop, … Continue reading

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Piggin’ Out

We can officially say we have “livestock” here at Echo Bend.  Joining the ranks of spring chicks, kittens, and turkey poults are 2 adorably chubby little piglets! For their 4-H projects, the kids will raise them up on green grass, … Continue reading

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Hooping Around the Bend

“With all of this snow, have you been planting yet?” Every new face I encounter these past few weeks has been accompanied with a furrowed brow and some variation of the above question. I try not to feel too panicky … Continue reading

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