A CSA is essentially a subscription for high quality food. Your commitment allows us to be the best farmers we can be. In return, you receive a weekly (bi-weekly in the winter) box, otherwise known as a "share," of the most fresh, and in-season produce available. The contents of your box will vary every week, and you can add to your box with our selection of a la carte produce, dairy, and pantry items we've sourced from farmers we trust.
We offer monthly, annual, & seasonal subscriptions.
Monthly Sustaining Members receive a full year, 43 weeks, of fresh produce. The cost of the year is divided into 12 equal payments, which recur automatically.
Annual Members receive a full year, 43 weeks, of fresh produce, delivered to their door. They receive one free week of vegetables for their commitment to the year.
Seasonal members sign on for a season at a time. Just want to try us out? Opt in for any season at any time, your membership will be prorated appropriately.
Our Spring, Summer and Fall Seasons deliver weekly, our Winter Season delivers bi-weekly. Spring and Fall are 12 weeks, Summer is 13 weeks, and Winter is 6 weeks. Reference our delivery calendar here.
Choose from four different share sizes.
To choose the right share size, it's important to be realistic about your eating habits. Share values increase by 50% with each size. Never want a rutabaga in your box? Just let us know.
A solo share is about right for one person who eats at home a good amount of the time, and who eats vegetables most days, or a couple who eats out sometimes and cooks sometimes.
Smalls shares suite a dedicated vegetarian, who eats at home most of the time, or a couple who eats at home some of the time.
Medium shares are great for small families, and dedicated veggie enthusiast couples.
A large share is perfect for a bigger family, or a small family of vegetarians.
The above photos are just an example of a week from a summer season, your box will always be different! It all depends on whats in season, what's ready for harvest, and what goodies we've sourced from our favorite farmers. Want more than veggies? Add to your share each with dairy, pantry goods, and a la carte produce.
We are super committed to transparency.
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We understand the ebbs and flows of things, and totally understand if you need to cancel your membership at any time. We hope that you will keep in mind that we are able to provide the best service, grow the best crops, and minimize the most waste when we have ample notice of terminations. All sustaining monthly memberships will be properly reconciled in the event of a termination prior to the full 43 week year.
The Real Talk.
Participating in a CSA is a commitment to eating well, with the seasons. A CSA is a lot like buying a new bike or gym membership. In each case, you still need to do the work. In our case, you'll need to take a little responsibility for what you eat. Although we offer more variety throughout the year than most CSA’s, we are in the Midwest, and there are limits. We’ll never have tomatoes in April, or melons in November. That said, we do our best to extend the seasons with over an acre of hoop houses, to offer as many unique specialties as possible, and continue to grow our relationships with farmers we trust to include a variety of produce in your boxes, as well.
One thing is for sure: we grow the best tomatoes and watermelons you’ll ever have. We care about the land. We care about the food we grow, and we care about the food you eat!
What Makes Our CSA Unique?
We're stocked with protective hoop houses.
With 22 hoop houses that cover over an acre, we provide high quality crops over a longer season. These hoops enable us to grow and harvest the best spinach you’ve ever had in winter, plentiful greens from early spring through late fall, and some of the sweetest and most flavorful tomatoes you'll find. Hoop houses allow us to more reliably produce the most flavorful, high quality food year round by providing protection from severe cold/thunderstorms and excessive moisture.
We've got a fully stacked processing kitchen.
To fully utilize our bountiful summer harvests, we have a processing kitchen in which we roast and preserve tomatoes, peppers, and winter squash. We jar our whole roasted tomatoes, and we vacuum pack/freeze roasted butternut squash and fire roasted peppers, all of which find their way into late fall and winter boxes.
You can add to your box with dairy and pantry items from us and farmers we trust.
We offer a la carte produce, dairy and pantry items from our farm and from farmers we trust. Simply login to your account and add any items you need, and we'll deliver them with your weekly box. We've got organic eggs, grass fed cheeses, honey, maple syrup, sunflower oil, mushrooms, seasonal fruit, grains, and we're adding to our inventory every day.
We'll keep you posted.
Each week we'll send you a sneak peak about your next delivery, and a newsletter to accompany your box. We hope this helps to keep you posted on the nitty gritty of how the farm works, and helps you to both know where your food is coming from, and plan your future meals.
We're not holding back, and it's likely that a look inside our farm will surprise you from time to time. Written by Chris, the farmer/owner, our newsletter is a bit of a sounding board, used to express and process what’s going on at the farm. You’re sure to get an unedited version of the problems we’re working through.
We'll send you all the recipes.
There's a huge index of all the recipes we've provided over the years on our site, and we'll send you more each week when you get your weekly "Sneak Peek" email that details the contents of your upcoming share. Our CSA manager Claire thinks cooking is like poem, we're constantly experimenting and coming up with fun, easy ways to eat up your veggies.