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Call us crazy, but we actually really enjoy cooking for a crowd on holidays like Thanksgiving. It’s the shopping – the crowds, the parking, the fighting-for-that-last-box-of-Stove-Top-stuffing – that we don’t love. So we were excited to find a one-stop, no-shopping option for our Thanksgiving veggies. And all the veggies are local, to boot.
Keep Growing Detroit, which operates the Plum Street Garden located at 2202 Third Street, is offering a harvest share which you can buy online with just a few clicks. Keep Growing supplies restaurants like Selden Standard, so you know you’ll be cooking with the same high-quality ingredients used by Detroit’s best chefs (a good excuse to try to replicate the Selden’s yummy roasted squash flatbread this Thanksgiving). And all of their produce is grown right here in Detroit.
Here’s how it works:
Keep Growing Detroit is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, which means you get a “share” of what the farm has to offer. Most CSAs are set up so that members purchase a share at the beginning of the season and pick up their goods on designated harvest days (kinda like a subscription). It’s pretty cool that Keep Growing has the option for a one-time purchase right before our favorite food holiday.
In your harvest share, you can expect to see some lovely fall veggies like potatoes and sweet potatoes, winter squash, kale, chard, and collard greens, garlic, and herbs.
For $35, you can get a small share – about 20-pounds – of harvest veggies. A large share costs $65 and includes a 35-pound harvest share. Order your share online, then pick it up on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Eastern Market. The deadline to order a harvest share is this Monday, Nov. 17.
You can also add on some delicious Detroit Grown & Made products, including a Fresh Cut Flowers holiday bouquet to brighten up your Thanksgiving table, Beau Bien Fine Foods’ Italian Green Tomato Preserves, Slow Jams Red Hot Pepper Seasonal Preserves, and Mrs. Pruitt’s Gourmet Cha Cha Salsa. The Detroit Grown & Made package costs $40.
Now, all you need is a turkey and something sweet for dessert. We like Capital Poultry’s Amish and free-range turkeys (give them a call and pick up your bird and veggies in one trip). If you’re lucky enough to score dessert from Sister Pie, you will be treated like a rockstar of dessert at your Thanksgiving dinner (pre-orders for their scrumptious pies are sold out, but Parker Street Market will have a few available Thanksgiving week on a first-come, first-served basis).