Produce from Peak Season CSA on the Old Mission Peninsula
Produce from Peak Season CSA on the Old Mission Peninsula
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For many years, OMPer (and lifelong friend) Barb Wunsch has run a CSA business here on the Old Mission Peninsula. She emailed me the other day to let me know that two women have taken over the operation – Araya Montero and Amy Maki. And good news for all of us – they’re accepting new members.

CSA stands for “Community-Supported Agriculture.” Basically, people buy shares of the operation and then receive fresh, locally-grown produce throughout the growing season.

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Peak Season CSA runs for 16 weeks, and members receive one bin per week, filled with a variety of freshly-grown vegetables, herbs and fruit.

There are a lot of benefits to becoming a CSA member, not the least of which is that the food is grown locally right here on the Old Mission Peninsula. It’s also handled minimally and provided to you by the very farmers who grew it.

You no longer have to worry about which country – yes, country – your food was grown in, who grew it, how fresh it is, how long it took to get here, and what happened to it along the way. And if you have any questions about the produce, you can ask the growers directly – again, right here on the OMP.

Peak Season CSA shares include a wide assortment of fresh herbs and vegetables, and they also have the unique distinction of being able to add a generous offering of fruit into the bins when it’s available. Strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, pears, and Asian pears just might show up in your CSA bin on any given week.

Peak Season CSA bins will be available for pickup either here on the OMP or in downtown Traverse City.

To learn more about Peak Season CSA and how to join, email Araya and Amy at [email protected], or call (906) 322-1631.

Peak Season CSA on the Old Mission Peninsula

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