Benefits of Joining

Benefits of joining our CSA:

Sign- up by March 1 and enjoy an early bird discount

Get $100 - $200 cash back for eating our vegetables - If you're a member of Physicians' Plus Insurance, Group Health Cooperative, or Dean Health Plan you may be eligible for a rebate. For more information, visit the FRESH website.

Payment Flexibility - We offer installment payments as well as a sliding scale payment system.

Easy, no hassle pick-up right from our front porch to your table. Pick up is Sunday evenings - Tuesday morning. We call/email members and let you know when we are back with your share, what's in the week's box and you get to pick-up at your convenience.

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - Hear the adventures and happenings on our community farm through monthly newsletter, blog postings, and through our website. You will also receive and can contribute recipes, storage tips and other fun and interesting facts about your food and flowers.

exploring food forest guilds as part of our annual picnic in the orchard

exploring food forest guilds as part of our annual picnic in the orchard

 

 

Celebrate and learn with us! - We host farm events and workshops throughout the year to celebrate food, build community. Members receive recipes, tips, updates through our newsletter, website and Facebook page and are encouraged/invited to visit us at the farm throughout the season.

Feel Good About What you Eat - Your money directly supports local, organic farms and a model of agriculture built on sustainability, relationship, and care.

Invest in Sustainable Farming Practices -  Our farm is run on 100% renewable energy, both in the food we produce and in energy generated through our 5.1 kwH ground mount solar array. Our farming methods emphasize low fossil-fuel inputs; use of cover crops, composting, mulch, and crop rotation; habitat enhancement such as field borders, native prairie plantings and windbreaks; and soil and water conservation practices such as swales and rainwater catchment.

in 2016: Our 5.1 KW solar array produced 5,803 kilowatt-hours of electricity (thru November). This is the equivalent of keeping 4.5 tons of CO2 out of the air. Surplus electricity produced (i.e., sent to the grid, beyond what we consumed): 3,357 kwhs, or roughly 2.6 tons of CO2 equivalent.

in 2016: Our 5.1 KW solar array produced 5,803 kilowatt-hours of electricity (thru November). This is the equivalent of keeping 4.5 tons of CO2 out of the air.

Surplus electricity produced (i.e., sent to the grid, beyond what we consumed): 3,357 kwhs, or roughly 2.6 tons of CO2 equivalent.

Be part of an innovative farm and model of agriculture - Our farm is at the cutting edge of currant research (and other fruits). Your participation and support helps us expand the production of and palette for more fruit in the Midwest.

Support Fair Wages - Your money goes directly to the farmers.

Farm members helping plant potatoes for the season as part of our organic potato variety trial

Farm members helping plant potatoes for the season as part of our organic potato variety trial

Participate in the Farm - Come to the farm for celebrations, education workshops, gleanings, forest garden/fruit demonstrations, or just to relax in a beautiful, quiet space.