Hi folks – Wanted southern Michigan folks to know that there’s a new root and grain CSA starting up: Stone Soup CSA. The food will be grown organically by a cooperative of Amish farmers near Homer (Shettlers, who sell at the A2 farmers market are one of the families).
The CSA will include:
- wheat berries – 60 pounds
- oat groats – 24 pounds
- rye berries – 24 pounds
- corn (dried) – 12 pounds
- onions – 30 pounds
- potatoes – 30 pounds
- carrots – 30 pounds
- popcorn – 12 pounds
I don’t know the specific varieties, but all will be “good keepers.”
My spin on this: I would like to organize the use of grain mills for members. I have two mills, and am hoping others would be willing to bring theirs, to a central location (probably the Pittsfield Grange) on pick-up days to mill grains into flour. So don’t let your lack of a grain mill impede keep you from getting in on this winter staple CSA! If there is interest, I might also pick up an oat roller (to turn groats into oatmeal).
Please let me know in thecomments if you are interested, if you can bring a grain mill or roller/flaker, and what you’re interested in milling.
I imagine on pick-up day, we could also arrange swaps of popcorn for wheat, onions for corn, etc.
Please note: I AM NOT ORGANIZING THE CSA. I’m just organizing grinding for members. Contact Shana at http://www.localharvest.org/stone-stoup-grains-and-roots-csa-M49390 for information and sign-up.