Depot Town Power Outage Disrupts Production Schedule

Hi all! It’s been a busy week here at Harvest Kitchen as we have been continuing to get used to our USDA procedures as well as making a delicious and popular rotating menu and finishing up our huge project of processing and freezing tomatoes for winter....

Happy Autumnal Equinox

And here we are at the equinox, with the earth turning towards winter in the Northern Hemisphere once more.  It’s a time of transition on the farms as the nights grow longer and the days grow shorter.  Temperatures are changing with hot days and chilly nights,...

USDA Inspector in the house!

We hit an exciting milestone this week: we finally completed our USDA license approval procedure and were able to have our first day of cooking under the USDA.  It’s been a long and challenging process to reach this point and our first day of cooking involved a...

Wordless Post: Food preservation

We’re still working on putting away enough of our favorite summer veggies to last us through the winter.  Here are some photos (and videos) of the process. #tomato season means we're processing these beauties for the winter season. #yum #harvestkitchenlife...

Another beautiful day at Community Farm of Ann Arbor

Once a year I go out to my old stomping grounds at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor for a day of volunteering–completing the volunteer hours for my CSA membership. It’s fun to revisit the days when I worked at the Farm as an apprentice and get my hands (and...

Tomato Season once again!

Hey everyone, Sorry for missing last week’s post–it was a pretty busy week and I (Mary) actually took a short vacation to the Upper Peninsula with my family.  There was a lot to get done before I left and the blog post just didn’t happen.  ...

New Farmers Market Infrastructure Controversy

Hi everyone! Apologies for the delayed post.  I wanted to take a little time to write about the new Farmers Market building and to give my perspective on the project. For those who haven’t been following along all that closely, Ann Arbor’s City Council...

Busy Week at Harvest Kitchen!

With Chef Gryffyn away for the week things have been busy here at Harvest Kitchen.  Fortunately, Chef Ryan, Sienna, Nathanael and of course John have been working extremely hard to get everything done.  Unfortunately it doesn’t leave ME much time for writing...

Tomato Season returns!

For those keeping score at home, I am happy to report that our batch of frozen tomatoes from last summer lasted ALL THE WAY to the arrival of new tomatoes this summer!  We just used up our last box of last season’s beauties and sure enough bulk red tomatoes...

Ypsi Tasty Grub Crawl Returns!

We’re excited to once again be participating in the awesome YpsiTasty Grub Crawl this Tuesday, July 26, from 5-9 pm.  YpsiTasty is cosponsored by the A2Y Chamber of Commerce and Growing Hope.  The idea is that participants can visit a bunch of fantastic local...