THE 2021 CSA box season is under way. We are excited about this year! I hope you enjoy it whatever you choose. The 25-week season starts the week of May 10th, and everything is harvested fresh, usually the morning of delivery. The 20-week season starts the week of June 14th and both end the last week in October.
This year we have some new changes you might enjoy. The sign up sheet MUST still be filled out and mailed or emailed to us. However, you can pay online with a credit card at: https://lancashirefarms.com/shop - You can also make equal 2 payments by CHECK ONLY...post dating the check with August 1, 2021.
Sign up for the CSA box for mostly fresh veggies. However, if you want to pick fresh berries, LIKE my Facebook page and schedule a time. Click button below to find out more!
A FULL - Example of 2021 Seasonal boxes has 10-12 items and 1/2 boxes will contain half (usually 5-7 items), either in variety and/or amounts, for instance, unless we have extra, fruit will be put in ½ boxes every OTHER week: Below is examples of different things that can show up in your boxes, everything goes when it is “in-season” so Spring is going to have many more “greens” and Summer/Fall gets into more “root” crops and things like corn and tomatoes.
Don't forget about the beans, throw those in your Stir Fry if you like...
Often, the most chemically sprayed berry with herbicides and pesticides on the planet...strawberries are hard to get fresh and chemically-free. However, the work is difficult for this tasty berry, but you'll probably never taste a better berry in your life, unless you plant and do your own. These will be added to the boxes when in season...1-3 weeks in June, as supplies allow. Usually, selling for $5-6 or more a quart at Farmer's Markets.
Baked goodies MAYBE INCLUDED in the CSA Share unless you note that you do NOT want them during the sign up. This may include jams, jellies, and pie fillings from the berries. We may add bread, rolls, cookies, pies, apple dumplings, etc. if our vegetables are low. Also, canned pickled items. If you absolutely do NOT want baked good, etc., let us know and we will add extra veggies of what we have in your box. These baked goods are great.
Are you adventurous? Do you like to mix it up? Most humans are creatures of habit, including what they like to eat, but why not try something new?
Sure, that baby kale, Bok-Choy, or kohlrabi wasn't what you normally ate, but searching for a quick recipe might be a game-changer.
However, we will include some recipes as well...we want to help you enjoy common and uncommon fruits and vegetables.
Drop off/pick up points will be in any town that opens up with 5 or more customers. Right now, The Driftless Market in Platteville, Doolittle's Pub & Eatery in Cuba City, The Food Store in Dubuque, the Farmer's Market in Boscobel, the Schreiner Memorial library in Lancaster, Just Like Home in Fennimore, and Muddy Waters Pizza Pub in Prairie du Chien have all offered to help be drop off/pick up places for these weekly/biweekly CSA boxes. That's a total of 7 different towns you can choose from to get your local, fresh veggies!
People are learning fast about the great health benefits of Elderberry again. This wild American version, is almost twice as beneficial than its European cousin and has almost none of the hyped-up dangers.
This will not make you have a tummy ache if eaten fresh and new studies are forth coming from the University of Missouri dispelling the falsehoods. Absolutely, no risk if cooked.
What will happen? Your taste buds will "thank you" as you beef up your immune system with syrups, jellies, jams, or tea from their flowers.
Some of the berries that will likely be fresh this year in your boxes or ready for U-Pick are these Honey berries. Some say a they taste like a mix of Strawberries and blueberries.
All the berries on my farm a exceptionally healthy for you, Aronia being the highest on the ORAC USDA comparison chart. Elderberries second, cranberries third, and Black Currants 4th. The only one I don't have is cranberries. Many of these are great for smoothies if you do that kind of thing.
https://www.facebook.com/lancashirefarms/ Don't forget to "like" my page for quick updates. Not, just for boxes, but U-Pick and other specials.
For now we will do a 20 and 25-week-periods (that overlap), because the price needs to be paid "Up Front", the cost can feel like a lot. However, when you consider 20-25 weeks is around 5-6 months supply, it's reasonable. The reason for "up front" payment, is the seeds, supplies, and work needs to start long before you see your fresh box of food. The time frame takes commitment on both the farmer and the customers side.
Simple as it sounds. If you are a family of only two people, then this might be a good choice for you. This means, you commit to the same larger box of food but only take delivery every other week. This would be 13 weeks of the 25 weeks. However, you might only get one portion of a fruit or veggie in season during those two weeks. You also need to consider these in-season veggies/fruit generally last longer than ones from stores, because they've been picked early and shipped for periods of time. So fridge time is longer, but not more than a week on all items.
So, although it sounds perfect, when you're a smaller family, you still can consider bi-weekly. With this box, you are receiving about 1/2 of a normal box. The price will be a little more than half the cost of a regular box because supplies and delivery costs do not go down just because you take less produce. The benefit is that you get most of the fresh items at their in-season time frame, but you also will have less of something you might really want/like and possibly not some items included in the larger boxes. Still, a nice option for smaller families/individuals. Unfortunately, you will ONLY receive jams or berries every other week in this deal.
The cost of a weekly, normal box that should feed four people for 1 week on veggies with some fruit mixed in would be $35 a week (if picked up from a drop off point). $5 extra for home delivery (exceptions made for disabled or home-bound folks).
Of course, bi-weekly boxes are still $35 and a full box, but you only pay for 13 weeks up front.
The 1/2 box, for a family between 1-3 would be $20 a box and needs to be the full 20 or 25 weeks, not bi-weekly.
☐ 25 - Weekly full share of vegetables with some fruit/jam each week - $875 (family of 4)
☐ 25 - Weekly half (1/2) share of vegetables with fruit every other week -$500 (family of 2)
☐ 25 - Bi-weekly full share of vegetables always some fruit/jam -$455 13-weeks (family of 2-4)
☐ 20 - Weekly full share of vegetables with some fruit/jam each week - $700 (family of 4)
☐ 20 Weekly half (1/2) share of vegetables with fruit every other week -$400 (family of 2)
Note: Bi-weekly Full boxes are ONLY available for 25 weeks and are delivered starting the first week, May 10th and then skip the next week, but delivered on last week for 13 Full Shares.
FREE IF YOU PICK UP YOUR BOX FROM A DESIGNATED DROP OFF POINT IN A DROP OFF TOWN.
$5 extra per week - if you want delivery to your porch/door. This is ONLY if there is a "drop off" place in your town already. If you are disabled/homebound please contact us to work out if we can do this for free for you. We will not know or agree to this unless you contact us first.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call/text: 608-732-3400
Payment Options Explained:
Preferred signup method: Check(s) and first TWO Registration pages need to be mailed to:
Lancashire Farms LLC
6335 Mt. Zion Rd.
Lancaster, WI 53813
PLEASE READ WHOLE SIGNUP SHEET - NEW THIS YEAR: You can order with credit card through our website at: https://lancashirefarms.com/shop or you can send money through other APP’s just contact us. These orders are paid in full, there are 2-payment option instructions below.
HOWEVER – the SIGN-UP SHEET or information MUST be mailed or Emailed, or your order is NOT complete and is at risk of not being fulfilled. Please DO NOT forget this set up step!
Sign up and checks can be made out to Lancashire Farms and this needs to be completed and received by March 15, 2021 for a FREE 8oz Jam in your first box and to be able to get your box ready for you, for delivery of boxes (seeds take time to grow)! Order by April 1st to keep the best Price, original price! Any orders between April 1-15th, 2021 need to add $25 fee (that’s if boxes are still available for sale). Absolute cutoff date to pay and sign up is April 15th, 2021.
NEW THIS YEAR:CSA-partners can make 2-equal payments if paying by CHECK only! Online payments need to be full payments upfront (we both take the risk, returns only if we cannot deliver a box to you for any given week). The 2 checks need to be sent with the signup sheet, one dated for immediate deposit, and one dated for August 1, 2021. For simplicity, this will be the same for all variety of orders. Just divide your full payment choice by 2 and mail both checks, we will NOT deposit the second check until AFTER August 1, 2021.
Thank you for your time and consideration. If you like local, fresh, and organic fruits and vegetables, then you will love the taste of these CSA box goodies. It can only be compared to garden-fresh things you've grown yourself in season.
Tuesdays – 1pm -7pm @ Driftless Market
Address:95 W Main St, Platteville, WI – First delivery (25 weeks) May 11th, 2021
Tuesdays– 2pm-7pm @ Doolittle’s Pub & Eatery
Address:112 S Main St, Cuba City, WI 53807. – First delivery (25 weeks) May 11th, 2021
Tuesdays – 3pm-6pm, @ The Food Store
Address: 1109 Iowa St, Dubuque, IA 52001– First delivery (25 weeks) May 11th, 2021
Thursdays – 3pm-6pm@ Schreiner Memorial Library (no appointment necessary)
Address: Address: 113 West Elm St. Lancaster, WI 53813 – First Delivery May 11th, 2021
Thursdays – 2pm-6pm, @ Just Like Home - First delivery (25 weeks) May 13, 2021
Address: 13670 US-61, Fennimore, WI 53809
Thursdays – 4pm-7pm, @ Muddy Waters Pizza Pub - First delivery (25 weeks) May 13, 2021
Address: 207 West Blackhawk Address: Ave., Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821
Saturdays– 8am-12pm @ the Farmer’s Market. Depot Ln, Boscobel, WI 53805 – First Delivery (25 weeks) May 15th, 2021. See Rainbow Acre’s Farm booth, Amish family. (Can be worked out to be left in town at a local business if you need to pick up after 12pm on Saturdays, we'll work with you).