The daffodils are in bloom, the worms are crawling, the bees are buzzing, and even though it’s still February, this taste of spring reminds us of what’s coming – a delicious season of crisp, fresh produce from our little corner of this river valley. It’s time to open signups for the 2017 CSA season.
Our CSA is largely a collaboration of three farming families within about 20 miles of Madison. The Romans family farm near Vevay provides a variety of heirloom vegetables, benefitting from generations of experience farming these hills. Sue Keyes near New Marion selects hybrids that grow particularly well in our region and provides the rest of the bulk of our variety. Mike Swango, also near New Marion, provides our unparalleled potatoes, sweet potatoes, strawberries, and some greens. This year we will also provide blueberries from Rykers Ridge Blueberry Farm, a certified organic farm just over the hill from Madison. Our oyster mushrooms come from the Dancing Mushroom Farm in Carroll County, KY. All of our produce is grown without synthetic chemicals (with the exception of Sue’s corn, which uses conventional fertilizer. And some years, we include peaches and apples from Salatin’s Orchard, which are conservatively sprayed). That’s everybody!
You can read more about CSAs in general and ours in particular by visiting the About tab.
This year’s 20-wk season will begin in mid-May, weather permitting. When the growing is still good come October, there is usually an option to purchase an additional 3-6 weeks of produce at the end of the season to extend the harvest.
Visit the Sign Up Here tab to book your share of the bounty! And if you have questions, feel free to get in touch.
Your support of local growers builds community, improves the quality of agriculture in our region, and provides reliable support to small farmers. Thank you for your interest in our local growers and their delicious food!