An Amazing Farm Feast! 2014 Chrysalis Fundraising Dinner

CFAA 2014 dinner invite_finalSee the Events page for a little bit more information.


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A very enthusiastic photojournalist from the Ann Arbor News visited the farm on Tuesday afternoon. He got his knees dirty while interviewing and photographing Farmer Anne and Apprentice Kristin. Click the photo to see the article that came of his fun visit.


photo credit: Tyler Stabile

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2014 Membership Meeting Dates (subject to change)

Every member at the Community Farm has a voice and a vote on major decisions on the Farm. Membership meetings are where these things are discussed and voted upon. Consensus decision making is used to come to a result that everyone can live with. Every member is encouraged, but not obligated to attend. Attendance counts toward the volunteer hours commitment, as does providing baked goods for the meeting. Meetings take place at the Farm.

Here are the tentative dates for the membership meetings for 2014.

June 21st   1pm-3pm

July 19th   1pm-3pm

August 9th   1pm-3pm

September 6th   1pm-3pm

October 11th   1pm-3pm

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Farmers Anne and Paul to receive the Ken King Life as Art Award!


Our very own head farmers, Anne Elder and Paul Bantle, will receive the People’s Food Co-Op of Ann Arbor “Ken King Life as Art” award for 2014. This award was established in 2009 in memory of Ken King, the patriarch of Frog Holler Farm’s King family, talented  songwriter and musician, and one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement in the area. The award honors “an individual or organization in the People’s Food Co-op community who has shown fearless and creative dedication and hard work living their ideals specifically in the realms of social justice, politics, spirituality, art or just plain conscious living.” (

As all who know them will agree, Anne and Paul have been an inspiration to everyone they’ve come in contact with. They’ve committed their entire lives to caring for the Earth and people. Anne and Paul’s loving spirits have touched so many over the years, from the Wildflower Bakery and The Del Rio, to the Community Farm of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market and beyond. They also lead meditation groups and retreats drawing upon Easwaran’s passage meditation based on the Bhagavad Gita. This daily practice encourages looking inward as the path to outward compassion. As leaders of the “communiteam” at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor for the past 23 years, they’ve provided the healthiest food and nurturing community, while caring for the Earth they feel so blessed to inhabit.  They are real life heroes of the CSA movement in its purest form, living a life of hard work, meditation, and service to the community. Congratulations Anne and Paul, you deserve this wonderful recognition!

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Upcoming Spring Events at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor

Keep an eye on the Events page for detailed descriptions of the events as they approach, but save the dates of these Spring 2014 farm happenings.

Sunday April 20 Easter Egg Hunt (nondenominational)

You don’t have to be little to join in. Please contact us to let us know if you are planning

to join in. Email or call Anne at (734­) 433-­0261.

$5. per child

Saturday, May 17  Karen Chalmer will lead a plant study.

This is a chance to learn from a plant.  She will choose the plant as that date gets closer.

She will also announce “weed and sing” dates. To learn more about these

events, go to the news section of the farm website. It shows dates

from last year, but has full descriptions which are good for this year. also has a description in the August 2103 newsletter.

 Saturday May 24th Open House and Work Party

10:00 am – 4:00 pm  All are welcome, bring friends!

On that day the Barn Restoration organization will also be

holding a workshop and be working to restore the Miriam (East Barn) sills.  If you

want to participate in that, must register through them.

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2nd Annual CSA Fair

Come meet the farmers of the Community Farm of Ann Arbor, and many others, at the CSA Fair! Have a conversation that could change the way you eat forever! This event is happening this Saturday, March 22nd, from 10am-1pm in Saline. See you there!

Here is all the info for the event.


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Chrysalis Spreads Its Wings!

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