Wellspring CSA Information and Registration

****WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR THE 2014 SUMMER SEASON! Registration for 2014 Fall/Winter Shares is still OPEN!

click on this link for more information and to register: http://wellspring.csasignup.com/

2014 Winter Shares

Winter Shares $175
Join us for the fall/winter season with our storage crop shares. These shares consist of a larger, 1 1/9 bushel box of various storage crops (onions, carrots, parsnips, winter squash, etc) as well as our frost-sweetened winter greens. The Winter Share provides a great way to eat locally and organically even later in the season! Boxes will be delivered every other week beginning October 23th and ending November 20th (3 boxes total). Possible pickup locations will be a bit different from the summer season drop sites. Winter share delivery will NOT be available at TOSA Market, or Slow Pokes in Grafton.

Download the 2014 CSA brochure here

Download the CSA Shareholder Agreement here

Check out Wellspring’s CSA featured in this Journal Sentinel article

What is CSA?

CSA (community supported agriculture) is a partnership between a farm and shareholders from the local community. Shareholders provide financial support to the farm by purchasing a produce share at the beginning of the growing season. In return, the farm provides fresh, locally-grown produce throughout the year. Shareholders of the farm have the satisfaction of knowing where their food comes from and the opportunity to enjoy delicious produce that is grown with great care. Wellspring was a pioneer of the CSA movement in Wisconsin, becoming an organic CSA in 1988.

As a shareholder, you receive 20 weeks of fresh produce beginning the 1st full week of June and ending in October. Shareholders also receive a weekly e-newsletter containing information about what produce items are included in the box for that week, farm updates, helpful recipes, and storage tips. Wellspring also offers the option to extend your season with our Fall/Winter that runs through November.

How does it work?

Before the beginning of each growing season, a CSA shareholder purchases a “share” of the season’s harvest. The price of the share reflects the revenues needed to cover the expenses of operating the farm for that year and the value of the produce we expect to offer. Your share dollars help provide a stable revenue source that allows us to concentrate on growing a wide variety of crops to ensure a good harvest. By collecting payment early in the season, it gives CSA farmers the funds to order seed, purchase compost, repair equipment, and get the produce growing so that it is ready by June.

Once the season starts, CSA shareholders pick up their weekly share boxes either at a drop-site or here at the farm. We offer both Full and Half Shares All weekly boxes are the same size; the Full Share is delivered every week and the Half Share every other week. Generally speaking, our Full Share should satisfy the produce needs of the average family or an individual/couple who regularly cooks at home. Our Half Share is better suited to individuals, couples or those families who eat out several times a week. For those interested in getting their hands dirty, the Community Share option is a Full Share of produce offered at a discounted price in exchange for working two 4-hour shifts (weekdays only) at the farm during the season. There is also a Worker Share option which is a Full Share of produce in exchange for four hours of on-farm work every Wednesday during the season (Limited availability, please email Heather at wellspringcsa@gmail.com if interested). We love to have people help out and connect to our crew and Wellspring! It’s a great way for you to see the farm, meet the farmers and other shareholders, and take part in the harvest.
Visit - http://wellspring.csasignup.com/ page for more specific information on drop-sites and prices.

What do I get?

All of our vegetables are USDA certified organic and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

Below is a sampling of some of the items we aim to include in the shares throughout the season. Please remember that each year’s weather can be drastically different, so contents may vary.

Arugula, rhubarb, pac choi, collards, asian greens, head lettuce, salad mix, kale, radishes, scallions, spinach, swiss chard, strawberries

 

Broccoli, purple and green cabbage, eggplant, fennel, green beans, yellow beans, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes

Beets, carrots, radishes, garlic, leeks, onions, potatoes, parsnips, turnips




Cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, melons

Cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, sweet basil, thyme, marjoram

Farm Events

There are various farm events, classes, and activities for shareholders and their families throughout the season.
The Garden Prep Event in May kicks off the season. We celebrate Ralph Bronner’s birthday and the Newburg Fireman’s Picnic with a free event at the beginning of June. The Taste of Wellspring (Sunday, July 21) will be a special celebration of our 30th anniversary and features the talent of area chefs using Wellspring produce.
AGRI-Culture Fest is a one day festival held on the farm in October with live music, hay rides, pumpkin carving, workshops, local food vendors, and other events throughout the Newburg community all celebrating the culture of agriculture!- a great time for families and it is free to attend! See our Events page for more information.

Partner Shares Makes CSA Affordable

Wellspring is a part of FairShare CSA Coalition. Through FairShare’s Partner Shares Program, income eligible households can apply for assistance toward the purchase of a CSA share with Wellspring.

Assistance is available for up to 50% toward the cost of the share, with a maximum of $300 of total assistance per household. Partner Shares assistance helps by covering the full up-front cost and works with participants to set-up convenient payment plans. Participants can pay using post-dated checks or using your SNAP (food stamp benefits, also known as Quest, EBT or Foodshare).

The annual application period is January 15 – April 15. Funds are limited and assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis. In past years, assistance funds have been exhausted by April 1st, so apply early.

Find out more about the Partner Shares Program and print or complete the application: http://www.csacoalition.org/about-csa/partner-shares/

2014 Summer Produce Share Info

Full Share:$548
a 3/4 bushel box of certified-organic produce delivered every week for 20 weeks (20 boxes total).
Half Share: $335
a 3/4 bushel box of certified-organic produce delivered every OTHER week for 20 weeks (10 boxes total).
Community Share: $508
equivalent of a full share (20 boxes) but receive $40 off the price of a full share in exchange for working two 4-hour shifts (weekdays only) on the farm sometime during the regular season. Come out, get your hands in the dirt, and a have a first-hand account of our farming practices and how YOUR food is being grown!

Egg Shares

Full Egg Share: $80
receive one dozen eggs with your produce share every week for the 20 week season (20 dozen total).
Half Egg Share: $40
receive one dozen eggs with your produce share every OTHER week for the 20 week season (10 dozen total).

Delivery Options

Outpost on Capitol Dr. – Milwaukee
100 E Capitol Dr
Thursday. 1pm - 8:30pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $105 Half share - $52.50

Karen’s Energy - West Bend
1427 W Washington St
Thursday. 12pm - 7pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

Wellspring – Newburg
4382 Hickory Rd West Bend, WI 53090
Thursday. 12pm - 8pm.
No delivery fees for on-farm pickup!
U-pick Flowers! Shareholders who pick up on the farm at Wellspring are invited to help themselves to handful of fresh flowers from our cutting garden each week.

Piggly Wiggly – Cedarburg
W61 N286 Washington Ave.
Thursday. 12pm - 9pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

Weeds – Cedarburg
N62W588 Washington Avenue
Thursday. 12pm - 6pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

Total Health - Menomonee Falls
N82 W15485 Appleton Ave
Thursday. 3:30pm - 8pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

Milk N’ Honey – Wauwatosa
10948 W. Capitol Dr.
Thursday. 3:30pm - 7pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $105 Half share - $52.50

Tosa Farmers Market – Wauwatosa
7720 Harwood Ave
Saturday. 8am - 11:45am.
Delivery fees: Full share - $105 Half share - $52.50

Java Dock Cafe - Port Washington
116 W. Grand Ave.
Thursday. 12pm - 7pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

La Merenda – Milwaukee
125 E National Ave
Thursday. 2pm - 8:30pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $105 Half share - $52.50

  • NEW* Outpost – Mequon

7590 W Mequon Rd
Thursday. 1pm - 9pm.
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

Slow Pokes Local Food - Grafton
1229 12th Avenue Thursday 12pm-6pm
Delivery fees: Full share - $78 Half share - $39

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