Members will receive weekly shares of our farm raised vegetables from the week of June 8th through the week of October 5th, 2015 (18 weeks). Full shares and half shares will be available. Members will receive a weekly newsletter that contains recipes, cooking tips, and farm news. Full shares will cost $750 and on average will contain 8-12 different fruits and vegetables. Half shares will cost $425 and will contain the same variety but roughly half quantity of each fruit and vegetable. A full share will provide generously for a family of four or five for one week. A half share will provide generously for one to three individuals for one week.
The shares will be picked up at a location chosen by you from the following options. The potential drop sites are Twin Elm Gardens in Pulaski, Kavarna Coffeehouse in Green Bay, Great Harvest Bread in De Pere, Down to Earth Nutrition in Howard and Waseda Farms Market in DePere. The cost can either be paid in full at the beginning of the season or in two separate payments: once at the beginning of the season and once 10 weeks into it. We will also offer an egg share where a dozen eggs is included with your produce. If you are interested in more greens, our Micro-green share gives you a variety of our micro-greens/greens with your weekly share.
In addition to the weekly produce, bulk fruit such as blueberries and peaches will be available during the middle to late summer. We also raise pastured broiler chickens and hogs that are available throughout the summer.
A CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. As a member of the CSA, you receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as the satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. You also gain the added benefit of receiving fresh, local produce that has been grown in a way that is healthy for both you and the environment.
A CSA is about the relationship between the farmer and the consumer, and with this relationship comes an understanding of the quality of the food, where and how it is grown, and a peace of mind knowing that it comes free of any harmful chemicals; it is the way Mother Nature intended it to be. In signing up for a seasons worth of produce, you are taking a risk with us, saying we’re in it together, whatever the season brings we’re there for you, it is an arrangement that has benefits for everyone involved. Although it is not required that members spend time on the farm, a helping hand is always appreciated and you are always welcome to come see how things are going throughout the growing season.
- Introduces new and unique varieties of vegetables that may not be widely available, thus increasing healthy eating and cooking options.
- Fosters mutual respect and support between farmers and consumers
- Provides members an opportunity to take an active role and ecologically friendly role in the production of high-quality chemical-free produce.
- Gives members the enjoyment of eating the healthiest, freshest, and most locally grown food possible during the natural cycle of the growing season.
- Offers a more sustainable alternative in an age when food travels an average of 1,300 miles to reach our tables.