The nature of the CSA, what does it stand for? Community Supported Agriculture and when you reverse it you have an Agricultural Supported Community. This means a closer connection between you and your food and the farmers who work to produce it. It means having a face to put behind your meal, and remembering food comes from soil and toil not the grocery store, via who knows where. Being in a CSA means eating locally with the seasons and at the whims of Mother Nature. We tickle her with our hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
In the beginning expect the boxes to be easy to carry containing mostly scrumptious salad fixings of spring and early summer. By August and September the boxes will be full and varied.
The farm is 1 1/2 hours from Madison so we rely on you to make the pickups go smoothly. Write your pickup days on your calendar. Find the box with your last name (or the name of the Primary Household with whom you are sharing) marked on the box label. If a check off sheet is provided at your pick-up site check of the appropriate name. Leave last weeks box neatly folded for your site host, to be picked up by our driver. IF YOU DO NOT FIND YOUR BOX DO NOT TAKE SOMEONE ELSE”S, contact your site host and the farm immediately.
You may bring your own bags and transfer your produce and leave the waxed box, carefully and neatly flattened. Or you may take the box with you, carefully flatten and store to be returned at your next pick up. We thank you in advance for taking care of these reusable boxes.
If you are unable to pick up your share you must make alternate arrangements ahead of time. You can instruct someone to pick up your box for you, you can ask the farm by Monday not to make a box for you that week, or you can ask your site host to hold your box for a later pick up. If you are In altri casino invece come IziCasino e possibile verificare il playthrough raggiunto per un determinato bonus accedendo ad un qualsiasi gioco. a no call, no show your box will be donated to an appreciative family at the end of the pick up window!
Please make sure that anyone you send in your place to pick up your box knows these instructions. Thank your site host for sharing their space. We could not be doing this without them!
Remember to check our website a couple of times a week. Rather than the traditional newsletter we will be posting on our blog news, recipes, pictures and veggie storing tips. Please feel free to post comments. We would love if you sent us your favorite recipes to share with other members! You can also find us on Facebook!
Two really good Cookbooks for CSA are From Asparagus to Zucchini produced by MACSAC can be found at their website www.macsac.org. Also Tastes from Valley to Bluff, The Featherstone Farm Cookbook. www.featherstonefarm.com
We will have a farm party this summer! An invitation will be posted on our website when we confirm the date. If you are in the Kickapoo Valley area and would like to arrange a farm visit please give us a call. We have had a great Spring so far here on the farm. We have a lot of plants and seeds in the ground and are expecting a phenomenal growing season!
If you have questions or concerns please don”t hesitate to contact me immediately!