5 Wisconsin CSAs You Can Join if You Want to Eat Local

Buying a share in a CSA lets you eat local while supporting small farms.

The years have been kind to community-supported agriculture, making it a lot easier nowadays for subscribers to get what they want in a quantity that works for them and with more convenient pickup spots. Here are five Wisconsin farms that get that message:

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This article is taken from our May 2019 cover story, How to Live Your Healthiest Life

 Pinehold GardensVictory Garden InitiativeSpringdale FarmLotFotL Community FarmThree Sisters Community Farm
About the Farm21-acre farm in Oak Creek grows some 45 kinds of produce.Fruits, vegetables and herbs grown at VGI’s urban farm at 240 E. Concordia Ave. in Milwaukee.35-acre organic farm just outside Plymouth that produces fresh produce and eggs.The name for this certified organic farm in Elkhorn is an acronym for “Living off the Fat of the Land.”Grows over 40 varieties of vegetables on an organic farm in Campbellsport.
Cost$500-$515 weekly; $300 every other week and for farm-stand shareHalf-share $235 (feeds 1-2 per week), full share $460 (feeds 3-4 per week)From $190 for a small share every other week to $750 for a large share, full-seasonCustomizable options, some including home delivery, range from $19 to $60 a week.Every other week $355; weekly $639
PickupMultiple sites target different parts of the city and suburbs.Three options include two Outpost Natural Foods locations and the VGI Farmhouse on East Concordia.Numerous sites in the MKE areaVarious local drop sites (Bay View, Shorewood, Pewaukee, New Berlin), including the Urban Ecology CenterDeliveries to local sites (like Marquette University) and to homes
Membership OptionsWeekly, every other week, and market share, to use at their on-farm market standFull and half-share. All proceeds from the CSA go to the Youth Green Jobs Initiative, which marries young adults with farmingAllows members to customize their shares (which come in three sizes), how often they get them (every week, every other week or a “skipper” option to allow for trips or breaks) Three options: full spectrum (produce, meat, eggs, cheese, bread), just produce, or meatless (includes produce, eggs, cheese and bread). Also weekly and biweekly optionsWeekly and every-other-week; members pick seven to nine items for each box (can nix veggies you don’t like)

“Feel Great” appeared in the May 2019 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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