We have been doing this CSA thing for 23 years and counting. Every year this or that is tweaked a bit. Sometimes we make bigger changes. It has been our challenge and goal to fill each and every CSA box with an interesting variety of vegetables every single week. And for all 23 years it has been a struggle to keep it exciting and new during a few weeks in June and July.
So, we are trying something new in 2018.
We are going to change up the period of our 20 week season to match those weeks we can make your share the most exciting, delicious and bountiful.
Belonging to our CSA fa
rm means you make a commitment to pick up your share. We recognize that means a trip to your pickup site. We always want the week's harvest to be great, giving you lots to go home with.
That first crisp head of lettuce in early May is heaven sent. The summer bounty of tomatoes, beans, corn and the like is eagerly awaited and celebrated; but that doesn't happen until the end of July. The fall bounty in Wisconsin is incredible, we barely have enough room in the box to squeeze it all in.
In 2018 we are encouraging everyone to experience what only a select few of you have, the real spring season
. Our Spring Share members have tasted the best of what early spring offers. We grow the earliest crops under protected structures; making deliveries possible in late April/early May.
This first part of the 20 week season is the
; a 6 week delivery period May 3 to June 7; you can choose weekly or biweekly deliveries.
Our second season will coincide with the bounty of the summer and fall,
; a 14 week delivery period July 26 to October 25; you can again choose weekly or biweekly deliveries. This is when it gets fun eating, with so much variety.
We plan to include lettuce/salad mix throughout this season. In the past we have backed off on greens since that is most of what you got in June and July.
Given our new mix, we are discontinuing the Large Share option.
Storage Share option will be the same as prior years.
Fruit Box option will change due to the change in the delivery season. We will miss the July blueberry and cherry boxes, although they bumped up the cost of the share. If you have not tried the fruit box, you may want to consider it, it is delicious.
To sum it up we will be offering three seasons:
Spring Season: May 3 - June 7
Bounty Season: July 26 - October 25
Storage Share: November 15 and December 13
*There will be a six week break with no deliveries between the Spring Season and Bounty Seasons