Secure your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) today!
Many of our farm partners offer CSA shares, for sale during the winter and spring. Click here to learn more about CSAs. Here are a few of our farmers that offer CSA shares. Please let us know who we are missing!
Lily's Flower Farm Weekly Flower Pick Up
Sun Prairie Beef Meat Market Beef Boxes
Unlikely Farms Microgreens Weekly, Bi-weekly or Monthly Shares
Farms and organizations offer food access assistance such as SNAP, WIC, and other free or low cost food programs! Click each link to inquire.
What's a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. In brief:
Advantages for farmers:
Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow
Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow
Advantages for consumers:
Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm - even veggies they've never been known to eat
Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown
Source: Local Harvest
Questions? More ideas on how to support farmers in our community? Contact us via email or social media: