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Detroit Companies That Deliver Fresh Produce Directly To Your Door

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The salad mixes at Planted Detroit feature an array of leafy greens, microgreens, and green herbs.

Beaverland Farms

Community supported agriculture enables consumers to purchase agricultural shares in order to have regular access to a homestead’s offerings. At Beaverland Farms, shareholders receive weekly boxes of produce containing seasonal fruits and vegetables grown on the 2 acre Brightmoor homestead and farm. (There’s also an option to add a pasture-raised, organic, frozen whole chicken, if interested.) Although shipments begin April 17th, Metro Detroiters can start buying stocks today – early risers gets the tomato? Beaverland Farms 2021 Weekly Farm Box, starting at $ 960 for weekly deliveries for 32 weeks, 15078 Beaverland St., Detroit; 574-339-9378; beaverlandfarms.square.site

Dot’s Market

Dot’s Market was launched as a resource for Detroit’s food insecure residents during the pandemic. Its mission is to provide the needy with fresh products. Support the cause by buying a curated box of fruits and vegetables for yourself or by giving a loved one fresh, healthy produce. In a spirit of giving, donate just $ 15 and Dot’s will deliver a box to someone in need. Dot’s Market Box, $ 25; dotsmarketsdetroit.com

Farmstop

Shopping for groceries online has become increasingly popular in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Few large retailers allow shoppers to assist local farms while browsing virtual aisles for their supply needs. Farmstop, on the other hand, sources its products, meat, dairy products and eggs only from sustainable, fair-trade farms in Michigan. If you are looking for hearty delicacies or baked goods, the snack aisle is the right place for you. Farmstop; farmstop.com

Detroit planted

Equally a technology company and an urban farm, Planted Detroit offers innovative ways to shorten the supply chain and provide the Detroit subway community with the freshest produce. The Planted Detroit team grows lettuce and herbs from a controlled environment on its vertical hydroponic farm in Detroit’s Islandview neighborhood. During your lunch break, shop for a nutritious, prepared salad inspired by Detroit landmarks like Belle Isle filled with red russet and lacinato kale, dill, chickpea beans, kalamata olives, and French dressing. Or fill up with red radish, bok choy, and coriander to make your own dish. Planted Detroit Belle Isle Lettuce, $ 10, 6301 E. Lafayette St., Detroit; 313-784-9552; plantdetroit.com

Michigan Farm to the Freezer

Whether you’re starting your day with a smoothie or you’re a chef testing new cake recipes, Michigan Farm to Freezer’s frozen fruits and vegetables are great for your next creation. The Eastern Market-based company’s product offering was frozen shortly after harvest to preserve the nutritional value and fresh taste of the plants. It beats frozen products and canned foods that have added sugar, sodium, and preservatives. Try the mixed box of 2 pound bags of a selection of Michigan fruits and vegetables. Michigan Farm to Freezer Mixed Box, $ 50, 1820 Mack Ave., Detroit; 313-603-3700; mifarmtofreezer.com

Featherstone Garden

Featherstone Garden specializes in leafy greens, a range of tomatoes, legumes and edible flowers and harvests all the ingredients for the perfect salad. In line with this, Morningside Farm offers a 10-week subscription service for salad kits that delivers essential salad ingredients right to your doorstep. Each kit includes greens; Toppings such as seeds, nuts, dried fruits, and grains; and a recipe card with detailed instructions for whipping a plant-based dressing. Featherstone Garden Salad Kit Subscription, Price upon Request, 4178 Lakepointe St., Detroit; eatherstonegarden.com

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