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Published: 7/10/2013


Community Supported Agriculture at Gust Bros. farm

The Gust Brothers farm in Ottawa Lake, Mich., has 22 people from Sylvania and elsewhere subscribe for fresh produce as part of a community supported agricultural program. Residents get their produce at an open market in downtown Sylvania. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Jake Gust, left, and Jed Crots work together to harvest broccoli from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's farm just north of Sylvania in Michigan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust, left, and Jed Crots work together to harvest broccoli from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust ...
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Jake Gust trims a head of broccoli during his weekly harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's farm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust trims a head of broccoli during his weekly harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust ...
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Jake Gust carries bushels of broccoli back to his truck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust carries bushels of broccoli back to his truck.
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Jed Crots, left, and Jake Gust work together to harvest summer squash. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jed Crots, left, and Jake Gust work together to harvest summer squash.
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Jake Gust cuts head of cauliflower during his weekly harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's farm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust cuts head of cauliflower during his weekly harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's ...
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Jake Gust cuts head of cauliflower. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust cuts head of cauliflower.
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Jake Gust trims a head of cauliflower during his weekly harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's farm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust trims a head of cauliflower during his weekly harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust ...
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A full bushel of cauliflower sits down the row as Jake Gust, left, and Jed Crots work together to harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's farm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A full bushel of cauliflower sits down the row as Jake Gust, left, and Jed Crots work together to harvest ...
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Jed Crots, left, and Jake Gust joke together as they survey some of the vegetables they've collected together during the harvest from the community supported agricultural section of the Gust Brother's farm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jed Crots, left, and Jake Gust joke together as they survey some of the vegetables they've collected together during the ...
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Jake Gust shakes the dirt from a cluster of carrots. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust shakes the dirt from a cluster of carrots.
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Joe Gust and fires up a pressure washer at the Gust Brother's farm just north of Sylvania in Michigan. This is the first year Joe's brother, Jake, has run the CSA. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Gust and fires up a pressure washer at the Gust Brother's farm just north of Sylvania in Michigan. This ...
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Ava Hoot, 9, of Ypsilanti, Mich., dances in the rain outside the vendor's stall belonging to her grandmother, Debbie Wines, of Palmyra, Mich., during a downpour over the Market on Main Tuesday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ava Hoot, 9, of Ypsilanti, Mich., dances in the rain outside the vendor's stall belonging to her grandmother, Debbie Wines,...
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Andrew Howell, 7, of Sylvania, attempts to lift the tote bag containing his family's vegetables for the week after he and his mother, Crystal Howell, stopped to pick up their share. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Andrew Howell, 7, of Sylvania, attempts to lift the tote bag containing his family's vegetables for the week after he ...
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Colton Moore, 6, of West Toledo, checks out the potatoes while shopping for vegetables with his mother. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colton Moore, 6, of West Toledo, checks out the potatoes while shopping for vegetables with his mother.
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Colton Moore, 6, of West Toledo, picks up a few peppers while shopping for vegetables with his mother Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colton Moore, 6, of West Toledo, picks up a few peppers while shopping for vegetables with his mother
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Ericka Moore, of West Toledo, talks with Jake Gust, right, about signing up to become a member of his Community Supported Agriculture. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ericka Moore, of West Toledo, talks with Jake Gust, right, about signing up to become a member of his Community ...
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Colton, 6, picks out a batch of carrots as he and his mother, Ericka Moore, of West Toledo, right, choose their first batch of vegetables. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colton, 6, picks out a batch of carrots as he and his mother, Ericka Moore, of West Toledo, right, choose ...
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Jake Gust, center, smiles as he jokes with his brother, Nate, right. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jake Gust, center, smiles as he jokes with his brother, Nate, right.
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Colton, 6, center, picks out a batch vegetables as he and his mother, Ericka Moore, of West Toledo, right, shop together. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colton, 6, center, picks out a batch vegetables as he and his mother, Ericka Moore, of West Toledo, right, shop together.
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