2017 CSA Options March-December

How It Works

Each Friday morning we fill our walk-in cooler with the week's offerings. The blackboard on the walk-in has a list of everything that was harvested for that week. There is a place on the blackboard to mark your name to show that you have come. For the Early Salad Season, everything is portioned out and you will just need to grab your bags. Come summer, you will choose from the available vegetables and fill your basket. Any additional instructions will be on the walk-in door. It is a little Farmers Market inside the walk-in!

You may pick up any time after 1pm Friday-Monday evening. This year we are excited to have a new walk-in cooler dedicated to the CSA.  If you forget or life gets crazy—just call or email for other arrangements. Everyone goes on vacation. If you can let us know, we can make sure your food gets to the Food Shelf in Pepin. Communication is the key to making this whole thing work.

How We Grow

We have been offering vegetables CSA style since 1992, and we’ve been on this farm since 1995. Growing vegetables has been our life work. Pre-internet and pre-internship, we had to just forge our way into farming with books and periodicals. We do not irrigate except in our tunnels and even there we try to used collected rain water instead of ground water. We build soil with cover crops, grazing and compost. This has allowed us to weather many drought times. We do not buy in outside fertility in the form of quick release organic fertilizer. We believe that the cycle of fertility brought about by building soil is the cycle we want to be a part of. This is farming for us. We grow for flavor, we harvest for quality and we cool produce in the field for the longest possible shelf life.

Early Salad Season

In early February we start seeding salad greens in our heated greenhouse and then transplant them into an unheated field tunnel at the end of the month. These greens are surprisingly resilient as the days begin to lengthen. They survive some very cold nights as long as they are covered with a floating row cover. Our Salad CSA usually starts at the end of March.

8 Weeks Salad --1# Salad Mix &1/2 # Spinach


8 Week Crescendo--the above plus an increasing harvest of other salad fixings


40 Week Half Bushel

Season extension in the Upper-Midwest can be accomplished in multiple ways: tunnels for early and late production, seed selection for hardness, floating row covers and the use of a walk-in cooler for long term storage. We use all of these to give access to fresh food 40 weeks of the year. 

Our season begins in late March with salad greens from the tunnels and storage veggies from the previous season. It ends in Mid-December with cold hardy greens and fall storage. The middle is filled with all the bounty of summer. 

If it seems like a lot of veggies, we hope you will find ways to preserve things for the 12 weeks that we take a break.

40-week Half Bushel, Every Week


40-Week Half Bushel, every other week or Quarter Bushel weekly



Just want veggies during the summer? Start at the end of May and come until the beginning of October. A full assortment of everything that grows in our climate.

Summer only-Half Bushel, Every Week


Summer Only-Half Bushel every other week or Quarter Bushel weekly


A down payment of any amount automatically reserves your place. Pay in full or in installments. New to CSA? Let's talk. Finding this after the start of our season? Email us and we'll work something out.

Email info@atozproduceandbakery.com or call (715) 448-4802

N2956 Anker Lane, Stockholm, 54769