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A cold snowy winter morning....before the plowing out began!

Answering your questions about the upcoming season...

Shortening the Season but  Keeping the Same Value:
We are building in a little wiggle room for the CSA season to help us deal with the changes in our climate patterns.  The CSA season will run for 18 weeks compared to 20 weeks in the past.  The last 5-6 years we have seen the impacts of climate change, with late spring heavy snow events, long periods of rain or drought.  The shorter CSA season will allow us to accommodate changes to our weather patterns, while still delivering you full boxes of quality produce. Mainly, it helps us ensure that our most valuable customers, our CSA members, receive the best of the season.

Past Member Feedback: Thanks for the feedback on 2018!  You will continue to see bounty and diversity, and the much beloved cantaloupe melons, garlic, fresh herbs, assorted lettuces, kohlrabi, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, winter squash, and cabbage to name a few!  We are not growing sweet corn this season, reducing our zucchini plantings a bit, diversifying our peppers, and adding another kohlrabi and cabbage planting just to name a few of the planting tweaks we're making.  It's always fun to play around with new varieties and aim for more weeks of your favorite crops!  We love your feedback and always appreciate the time you take to communicate with us.  Let us know what you would like or not like to see us provide this season!      

Bulk Orders: When we have oodles of a crop, beyond sharing the bounty in CSA boxes, then we offer crops for sale through our newsletter so members can stock up on more if they'd like!  Members purchased bulk quantities of paste tomatoes, garlic, basil, onions, carrots, beets, kale and maple syrup during the regular CSA season in 2018.  Members were also given an end of the season bulk order list so fall goodies of roots and alliums could be stocked up on.  We plan to do this again in 2019!

Employment: We are putting together our crew and are looking for help.  If you know someone interested in full-time work mid-May thru mid-October have them contact us!

Contact Us: 
csa@RidgelandHarvest.com with questions or concerns or application of employment.  

Financial Assistance & Use of SNAP/EBT Benefits: 

Since 2007 we have been an endorsed farm with Fair Share CSA Coalition.  Our membership in the coalition helps raise money for low-income families to join a CSA through financial help with Partner Shares. You too can apply for financial assistance with FairShare's Partner Shares Program. 

And you can also use your monthly SNAP or EBT benefits to pay for your CSA share.

Information on Assistance:
https://www.csacoalition.org/
The planting table and soil bin was cleaned and sterilized this week, preparing for the first day of seeding! Our sling of potting soil from Purple Cow Organics took about a week to unthaw and warm up.   
Order forms stacked up and ready to be opened!  With 10 snow days so far this winter, receipts are going out a little slower than usual.  Thanks for your patience!  
Your Farmers, Cate & Mat Eddy

Loving every moment of being your Farmers...
Growing vegetables from seed to harvest, washing, storing and delivering to you! 
We're also the bookkeeper, writers, marketing and advertising,  
data entry, mechanic, website publisher, plumber, electrician,
cobblers, parents of two boys & cooks!
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Ridgeland Harvest LLC
E5538 Nelson Road * Viroqua, WI * 54665


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