CSA

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a weekly vegetable subscription. CSA is a reciprocal relationship between the farmer and the eater. The eater pays for their CSA “share” of produce at the beginning of the season. This helps the farmer purchase the seeds and supplies they need to grow your vegetables.

In return for your early support of the farm, our goal is to: 

  • Provide a diverse mix of produce your family can use
  • Offer clean, high-quality produce that you can quickly turn into a meal in your kitchen
  • Give you the inspiration you need to make use of new vegetables. 
  • Let you know how to store your vegetables to increase their shelf life
  • Reduce waste and make sure you love your box by allowing you to swap out one veggie per week.

Our CSA boxes are available in two sizes. The regular share contains approximately 10 items per week and is ideal for families or couples who eat vegetables with most meals. The small share contains approximately 6 items per week and is great for small families and individuals who are concerned about receiving more vegetables than they can eat in the span of a week.

Great value and experience for families. This has been a great opportunity to introduce a variety of veggies to my young children.

2022 CSA member

How it works

Weekly pickup at one of the following times/locations:

  • Wednesdays 4-6:30 p.m. at 1007 Locust Road, Decorah (our home)
  • Saturdays 8-11 a.m. at Decorah Farmers Market

Wednesday pickup runs for 16 weeks from 6/14-10/4. Saturday pickup runs 6/17-10/7. We take a one-week break the week of Nordic Fest (Wed. 7/26 & Sat. 7/29).

Every week, we will send an email detailing what items you can expect in the box along with recipe ideas, storage tips, and preserving methods. Our goal is to provide the inspiration you need to use the less familiar items in your box (hello, radicchio and winter radish!)

For the nitty gritty details on how everything works, please view our CSA Handbook.

Our crops

Below we have listed the vegetables we’re planning to grow for CSA in 2023. Harvest is never a guarantee, but we plan to put these seeds in the ground and tend to them as best we can.

June: Radishes, lettuce mix, greens mix, head lettuce, arugula, salad turnips, beets, bok choy, kale, green onions, snap peas, carrots, dill, cilantro, kohlrabi, green garlic

July-Aug.: Most of the above + basil, garlic scapes, cabbage, cucumbers, fennel, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, slicer tomatoes, sweet corn, eggplant, edamame, leeks, onions

Sept-Oct.: Most of the above + garlic, peppers, winter squash, winter radish, parsnips, radicchio

The quality and variety are great. I enjoy that the veggies are chosen for us each week, this pushes me to try to try things I would not normally.

2022 CSA member

Click through the gallery of last year’s CSA boxes (all regular size) to get an idea of what a typical week might look like. Please keep in mind that you will not receive these exact vegetables in this order.

We respond to our CSA members’ needs. Most of our regular share members last year were splitting their boxes with friends and roommates, so some duplicate items were included.

Member perks:

Being a CSA member is so much more than just a box of veggies! You will also receive…

Mule/Mule mocktail from our 2022 CSA member open house. Members had the opportunity to tour the farm and see where their food comes from each week.
  • An invite to join our CSA Member Facebook Group where members ask questions and share ideas & inspiration
  • Pick herbs from our home herb garden during Wednesday pickup
  • Printable vegetable storage guide to help you get the most out of your produce
  • Printable pickup calendar and Google calendar 
  • Weekly email letting you know what’s coming in your box plus recipes/inspiration
  • Option to swap out one item per week at pickup
  • Tour the farm during our annual open house
  • First dibs on bulk items
  • First dibs on Farm-to-Table dinner tickets

Pricing

The price of your CSA share gives you an entire 16 weeks of abundance during the height of Iowa’s growing season. You will receive all the veggies you need for a week plus some you can freeze, store, and enjoy throughout the winter. We’ll teach you how!

Regular Share – $500

Receives approximately $31 of value per CSA box for 16 weeks plus all the benefits listed above

Small Share – $300

Receives approximately $19 of value per CSA box for 16 weeks plus all the benefits listed above

Do you need a payment plan or assistance paying for your share? Please email Carly at carly@sweetseasonfarmiowa.com).

How to purchase a Weekly CSA Box:

Please click the button below to fill out a Google Form so we know you’re in for 2023! After that, you will receive instructions to mail a check or purchase your share online (a 3% credit card fee will be added) to finalize your CSA membership.

Please email Carly at carly@sweetseasonfarmiowa.com if you have any questions—we want to help!