CSA 2012



So what is CSA?   For several good descriptions, visit these links:

"What is a CSA?" at illinoisfarmdirect.org

and

"What is Community Supported Agriculture?" at the Robyn Van En Center


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HighCross Farm 2012 CSA Program

Fresh organically raised produce by weekly subscription


"We thoroughly enjoyed our CSA share; it was an adventure in good eating! The CSA member newsletter was extremely informative, very impressive.

We certainly appreciate that you all put a huge amount of love and energy into the production at HighCross Farm and we enjoyed being on the receiving end of all those efforts. We won’t hesitate to recommend your program to others."

 - PC

"My family and I absolutely loved our share this year!  We can't wait for next year's veggies."

 - JS



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Serving our customers with excellence is our highest business goal.  We put a lot of heart into our work and products.

Our garden produce is raised naturally, without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers.  We sell at farmer’s markets, to stores and restaurants, and through our CSA Program, with weekly deliveries on Thursdays into the following counties:  

Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha.  Let us know if you would like to join our distribution team by hosting a drop-off site and/or helping with delivery.



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Each week you will receive an assortment of in-season produce, heavy on the favorites, including delicious heirlooms and tender varieties not found in food stores - plus the occasional unusual or exotic item to shake up your palate. 

The produce is grown in planting beds which are highly enriched with compost and natural amendments; the plants are neatly mulched and well-watered, resulting in a clean, healthy, and robust plant.  We select only the best from each crop for harvest, carefully wash, and gently pack them.  Your Thursday evening salad will contain items which were still growing just hours beforehand.  You cannot get any fresher than that - it’s like having your own backyard garden, but without all the hard work.


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CSA 2012 Summer Share

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Enjoy 20 weeks of fresh, clean, premium quality produce from June through October, 2012.

Our flagship product is our weekly large share, designed for the typical family household of two adults and several children. 

We also offer a weekly down-sized share for the smaller sized household.

This beautiful farm fresh produce includes:  Asian Greens, Arugula, Basil, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Green and Yellow Snap Beans, Culinary Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Muskmelon, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Snow Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon, Winter Squash, and more.


20 Week Small Share  $490 - For 1 person or a couple.


20 Week Large Share  $650 - For a family of 3 to 5 people.


New subscriptions which start after June 7 will be prorated for the remaining weeks.



Optional Installment Plan:  Pay in two equal installments, the first payment now, the second payment the following month.


To sign up for the Summer Share,

first read the "Terms of HighCross Farm CSA 2012 Summer Share" below,

and then click the "Join CSA Summer Share" button:


Terms of HighCross Farm CSA 2012 Summer Share:

HighCross Farm will provide each prepaid CSA member with a weekly delivery of farm fresh produce for 20 weeks starting Thursday, June 7, 2011 and ending in October.

As a HighCross Farm CSA member, I understand that I am sharing in the risks of farming concerning weather and other variables which may affect the quantity and/or variety of items actually distributed to me throughout the growing season.

 

I agree to retrieve my box from the pickup site on time, to follow specific pick-up instructions, and to take care of and return the empty box for reuse each week (being careful to not tear the flaps, as described below at CSA FAQ).

I understand that I am signing up for all 20 weeks of the Summer Share and will make arrangements to have my box picked up by others in the event I am not available or on vacation, or I will ask that it be withheld, or donated to a food pantry or to a family in need.


Use the 2 buttons below to manage your Summer Share Account:




If you have any problem in signing up, please

 
use the Help link at the upper right of the sign up pages.

Current and previous HighCross Farm CSA Members: when you get to step #3 "Contact Info", you should use your existing CSA Account email and password.  When returning to your CSA Online Account in the future, you may toggle between your share subscriptions using the drop-down menu at the upper left.


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CSA 2012 Fall/Winter Share



The 2012 Fall/Winter Share consists of 4 deliveries, every other Thursday during November and December.

Enjoy 4 deliveries of fresh, clean, organically grown produce delivered November 1, November 15, November 29, and December 13.


This is a hefty share with lots of storage items plus succulent greens to get you through Thanksgiving, the Holidays, and into the New Year. For a typical family of several adults and several children, or to split between two singles or couples.


CSA Fall/Winter Share premium quality produce includes: Asian Greens, Arugula, Beets, Black Radish, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Garlic, Culinary Herbs, Green Onions, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Pie Pumpkin, Potatoes, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, and more!


4 delivery Fall/Winter Share - $190.


To sign up for the Fall/Winter Share,

first read the "Terms of HighCross Farm CSA 2012 Fall/Winter Share" below,

and then click the "Join CSA Fall/Winter Share" button:


Terms of HighCross Farm CSA 2012 Fall/Winter Share:


HighCross Farm will provide each prepaid CSA member with 4 deliveries of farm fresh produce during November and December, 2012.

As a HighCross Farm CSA member, I understand that I am sharing in the risks of farming concerning weather and other variables which may affect the quantity and/or variety of items actually distributed to me throughout the growing season.

  


I agree to retrieve my box from the pickup site on time, to follow specific pick-up instructions, and to take care of and return the 

                     

empty box for reuse each week (being careful to not tear the flaps, as described below at CSA FAQ).

 


I understand that I am signing up for all 4 deliveries of the Fall/Winter Share and will make arrangements to have my box picked up by others in the event I am not available or on vacation, or I will ask that it be withheld or donated to a food pantry or to a family in need.


Use the 2 buttons below to join, or to manage your Fall/Winter Share Account:




If you have any problem in signing up, please use the Help link at the upper right of the sign up pages.



Current and previous HighCross Farm CSA Members, when you get to step #3 "Contact Info", you should use your existing CSA Account email and password. When returning to your CSA Online Account in the future, you may toggle between your  Share Accounts using the drop-down menu at the upper left.


Included with your CSA membership is a colorful weekly e-mail newsletter, with descriptions of the items in your box, storage tips, recipes, and news from the farm.  


Also, we will be hosting several on-farm events for CSA members to get together for farm and garden tours, hayrides,  potluck dinners, workshops, and other special events.


A limited number of Worker Shares are available to trade your labor for your share; please write or call for more details. We are also hiring for several specialized positions; please write or call for more details. 

You may pay for your share via your PayPal account, or with a credit card, or with a check through PayPal, or with a check by mail.



Let us know if you need to make alternative payment arrangements - we understand that your budget may be very tight, and we do not want to turn anyone away.



Complete customer satisfaction is guaranteed.  Our business philosophy is to offer the finest quality products, with great service, at a fair price. 



Please contact us if you have any further questions.



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Red Lettuce at HighCross Farm



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CSA FAQ


Where are the current pick-up sites located, and when are the boxes delivered?

Deliveries are made mid to late afternoon, on Thursdays.  Delivery times are targeted times and may occasionally be delayed due to traffic or other unforeseen problems.  These times and locations are subject to change.  

We are adding more new sites all the time.  We are especially looking for a pick-up site on the east side of Milwaukee near Downtown.  Let us know if you would consider helping with delivery and/or hosting a pick-up site.  

Boxes should be picked up within the time slot for optimal freshness, and to make it easier for our pick-up site hosts.

Please be careful to instruct anyone picking up your box to take the correct size box; the size is printed on the side of the box - the small is the 5/9 bushel, the large is the 1 &1/9  bushel.   They are not interchangeable.

Pick-up locations and times: 

HighCross Farm – W2292 Rustic Dr. – 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kewaskum - 1121 Fond du Lac Avenue - 2:15 PM to 7:00 PM

West Bend – 300 Ryan Court - 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Grafton – 1750 12th Ave -4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mequon  - 3329 Riviera Court - 3:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Whitefish Bay - 4967 N. Ardmore Avenue -2:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Shorewood – 4309 N. Farwell Avenue - 2:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Milwaukee East - 1920 E. Newberry Boulevard - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Bayview - 3461 S. Kansas Avenue -3:45 PM to 7:30 PM


Franklin - 4101 W. Central Avenue - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Menomonee Falls North - N88 W17545 Christman Road - 1:45 PM to 6:00 PM


Menomonee Falls South –  N52 W17154 Ridgewood Drive - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Wauwatosa –  2564 N. 80th Street - 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Brookfield (SE) –  14455 Woodridge Circle - 4:45 PM to 8:00PM

New Berlin  - 16830 W. Hearthside Drive - 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM

City of Waukesha - 1816 Wolf Road - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Waukesha/Delafield Area - N5 W29116 Venture Hill Drive - 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM

Sussex - N83 W25944 Spring Hill Blvd - 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

City of Fond du Lac  - 254 Ledgeview Avenue - 3:45 PM to 8:00 PM

Plymouth - 101 Mead Avenue - 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Sheboygan Falls - 531 River Oaks Drive - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Possible future pick-up sites:

Fond du Lac County - Oakfield, Eden, North Fond du Lac, and St. Peter

Dodge County - Ashippun, Horicon, Theresa, Lomira, Iron Ridge, and Mayville

Jefferson County - Watertown

Milwaukee County - Sherman Park, Lower East Side, and Southwest

Ozaukee County - Cedarburg and Port Washington

Sheboygan County - City of Sheboygan and Random Lake

Washington County - Jackson, Slinger, Germantown, Hartford, and Allenton

Waukesha County - Delafield, Hartland, Oconomowoc, and North Lake


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Culinary Sage at HighCross Farm


Which Summer Share size should you order?  

It all depends upon how much fresh produce your household consumes; note that when veggies are fresh and organically grown, most folks tend to eat more than they did before.  Our CSA Members can switch to the other size share at any point during the Summer Share season if they find that it is too much or too little for their weekly needs.  See below for more details on share sizes and produce quantities.


How much produce is in the Summer Share each week?

The amounts listed below are the weekly average over the entire season.  There is less in the box at the beginning of the season; the amount and variety of items steadily increases as the season progresses.

Small Share:   Averages about 7 items each week over the course of the season; about ½ of a paper grocery bag.  For the one or two person household.

Large Share:   Averages about 10 items each week over the course of the season; about 1 paper grocery bag.  For the typical family of 3 to 5 or two people who are vegetarians.


What types of produce are in the Summer Share?

Please refer to the list of produce above.  Fresh culinary herbs are included often.

The variety of produce changes as the season progresses.  Some crops grow best in cool weather, while others grow best when it is hot - therefore some of the spring crops which drop off for the summer will be back again in the fall.

The first crops to ripen include spinach, strawberries, radishes, green onions, kohlrabi, baby beets, lettuce, arugula, and other salad ingredients.  We try to include lettuce in every box, weather permitting.

During July, there will also be carrots, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, kale, zucchini, sweet spanish onions, swiss chard, sugar snap peas, and various Asian greens for stir fry and salads.

In August, there will also be new potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and cucumbers.

In September there will also be muskmelon and watermelon, eggplant, and the first of the winter squash.

In October, there will also be brussels sprouts, cauliflower, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potato, and parsnips; also a return of spinach.

And interspersed throughout the season, we will be including some new and unusual items to broaden your palate.


What if the CSA member is out of town on a Thursday or cannot pick up the box for some reason?

Whereas we would like to accomodate members for those times, it just gets too complicated on this end.  We ask that CSA members make pick-up arrangements with a friend, family member, or neighbor who might like to taste what the members have been enjoying all season.  If members cannot find anyone to pick up their box, we can have it donated to a food pantry or a family in need.


What about the waxed box into which the produce is packed?

These boxes work great with the produce, which at times can be wet - the boxes don't get soggy and fall apart.  But they cannot be recycled like ordinary cardboard boxes, because of the wax coating.  However, they CAN be used over and over as long as they are taken care of by the CSA members and returned each week to the pick-up site.

Important note for CSA Members:  There is a proper versus improper way of opening the box.  Note that the top flap which is tucked in has a crease in it; simply use both hands to gently squeeze this flap so that it pops up along the crease and eases out of the flaps into which it is tucked, rather than just pulling up at the center of the flap - that way none of the flaps will be torn.

If desired, the whole box can be collapsed, for ease in transport and so that it will take up less space at the home of your pick-up site host.  Simply turn the box upside down, and in a manner similar to the top flap, gently squeeze each bottom flap so that it pops up along the crease and eases out of the flaps into which it is tucked.  Once you have learned how to do it correctly, it is quick and easy to open and/or collapse the box.  But once any of the flaps are torn, the box does not hold together very well and will likely have to be discarded - expensive and wasteful.

Please carefully instruct those in your household and anyone picking up your box how to open and knock down the box. 


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Italian Basil at HighCross Farm




Important Pick-up Site Reminders


You must observe any rules set down by your pick-up site host.  Please respect their directives about where to leave your empty CSA box; where to walk, and where NOT to walk; strictly adhere to the time frame in which your CSA box may be picked up, and what to do in the event that you are not able to retrieve your box at that time.  Please remember that this is someone's personal residence.


Please be careful to instruct anyone picking up your box to take the correct size box; the size is printed on the side of the box - the small is the 5/9 bushel, the large is the 1 &1/9  bushel.   They are not interchangeable.


Check your name off the list.  If it is not on the list, do not take a box; a mistake has been made somewhere. 


If your box is NOT there, please do not take any other box; please call the farm first at 920-533-3276, and/or email us, and we will try to figure out what happened, and see to it that you do get your share.   


Do remember to protect and return your box each week.  


Please break your box down, without tearing the bottom tabs (it is similar to the way you open the top - just pinch the bottom side tabs until they ease out of the slots into which they are tucked).  That way, there is less bulk and clutter at the home of your pick-up site host.


Thanks! 




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HighCross Farm Share the Harvest Fund

We are aware of a number of families that would love to partake of the high quality fresh organically grown produce here at HighCross Farm, but cannot afford the full cost of a seasonal share.  

Your contribution to the HighCross Farm Share the Harvest Fund will help subsidize another family to eat wholesome and healthy this next season.  

Send a check to contribute to this fund, or click on the Donate button to pay safely and securely online through PayPal on your Paypal account, or by bank check, or credit card. 

Help bless another family in 2012 with good and healthy food.

Thank you! - Steve & Kath


 

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HighCross Farm   -   Steve & Kath Vogelmann   -   W2292 Rustic Drive   -   Campbellsport, WI 53010-3126   -   920-533-FARM (3276)

Last modified on January 7, 2013