Detroit Companies That Deliver Fresh Produce Directly To Your Door

Shop greens from Planted Detroit, Beaverland Farms, and more
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Salad Mixes at Planted Detroit feature an array of leafy greens, microgreens, and verdant herbs.

Beaverland Farms

Community-supported agriculture allows consumers to buy farm shares in exchange for regular access to a farmstead’s offerings. At Beaverland Farms, shareholders are provided weekly produce boxes filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables grown at the 2-acre Brightmoor homestead and farm. (You’ll also have the option to add in a pasture-raised, organic, frozen whole chicken if you’re interested.) Though deliveries begin April 17, metro Detroiters can begin buying shares today — early bird gets the, well, 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 during the pandemic as a resource for Detroit’s food-insecure residents, and its mission is to provide fresh produce to those in need. Support the cause by buying a curated box of fruits and veggies for yourself or give the gift of fresh, healthy produce to a loved one. In the 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

Online grocery shopping has become increasingly popular in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But few major retailers allow shoppers to support local farms while they’re scanning virtual aisles for their pantry needs. Farmstop, on the other hand, sources produce, meats, dairy products, and eggs from only sustainable, fair-trade, Michigan farms. If you’re looking for savory treats or baked goods, they’ve got you covered in the snack aisle, too.  Farmstop; farmstop.com 

Planted Detroit

Equal parts tech company and urban farm, Planted Detroit is innovating ways to shorten the supply chain and provide the freshest produce to the metro Detroit community. From its hydroponic vertical farm, the Planted Detroit team grows salad greens and herbs from a controlled environment in Detroit’s Islandview neighborhood. Purchase a nutrient-dense prepared salad inspired by Detroit landmarks, such as the Belle Isle, which is packed with Red Russian and Lacinato kales, dill, garbanzo beans, kalamata olives, and French dressing during your lunch break. Or, stock up on red radish, bok choy, and cilantro to build a dish of your own. Planted Detroit Belle Isle Salad, $10, 6301 E. Lafayette St., Detroit; 313-784-9552; planteddetroit.com

Michigan Farm to Freezer

Whether you’re one to start your day with a smoothie or you’re a home chef testing new pie recipes, Michigan Farm to Freezer’s frozen fruits and vegetables are ideal for your next creation. Frozen shortly after harvest to preserve the crops’ nutritional value and fresh flavor, the Eastern Market-based company’s product offerings beat frozen and canned produce packed with added sugars, sodium, and preservatives. Try the Mixed Box, featuring 2-pound bags of an assortment of Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. Michigan Farm to Freezer Mixed Box, $50, 1820 Mack Ave., Detroit; 313-603-3700; mifarmtofreezer.com 

Featherstone Garden

Specializing in leafy greens, a range of tomato varieties, legumes, and edible flowers, Featherstone Garden harvests all of the makings of the perfect salad. Fitting that the Morningside farm offers a 10-week Salad Kit Subscription service, delivering essential salad ingredients directly to your door. Each kit includes greens; toppings, such as seeds, nuts, dried fruit, and grains; and a recipe card detailing step-by-step instructions for whipping up a plant-based dressing. Featherstone Garden Salad Kit Subscription, price upon request, 4178 Lakepointe St., Detroit; featherstonegarden.com

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