Jewell

BLACKBERRY COMMUNITY FARM

FRESH LOCAL ORGANIC PRODUCE
GROWN FOR YOU!

County Road S, Box 136
Wheeler, Wisconsin 54772
(715)658-1042
E-mail: blackberry@mosaictelecom.net

Welcome to Blackberry Community Farm

This is our 24th season of organic farming and 19th season as a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture. We (Tim, Karen, Jacob, Jewell and Joy) invite you to join Blackberry Community Farm and make a commitment to a healthier way of eating and a more sustainable lifestyle.

The US and Eau Claire Journal wrote an article on the farm! Read it here.

WEAU did a feature on the Farm. Watch it here!


Why Community Supported Agriculture?

  1. Quality and Variety of Produce
    Produce is harvested when naturally ripe and generally delivered on the same day to retain freshness. We grow a wide variety of produce so members can experience new tastes.
  2. Building Connections and Community
    Members can find a new sense of connection with the land, farmers, food, weather, and seasons. Volunteering at the farm can build understanding and community.
  3. Education
    The notes and newsletters are educational. Hands-on educational opportunities are also available at the farm.
  4. Shared Benefit and Risk
    Members make a financial commitment to the farm before the growing season begins which is an active way to support the risks of farming as well as the bounty.

The Farm and How We Grow Food

Blackberry Community Farm is located 20 miles north of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Our family/community farm is a 30-acre homestead surrounded by woods. It consists of a mixed orchard; flower, herb and vegetable gardens; honeybee yard; berry patches; & sugar bush.

Members receive a weekly box of fresh seasonal organic produce along with a newsletter about what is in the box and farm news and events. We will deliver more than 40 different kinds of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Extra produce and honey may be available for sale. The season will be 20 weeks (mid-June through October).

We believe to grow healthy food one must start with health and love. The health of the farm is maintained by using organic practices such as crop rotation, composting, green manure crops, and re-mineralization. We love our work and our non-profit mission is to be a blessing and service to God by providing healthy food and education for our community.

What To Expect

We will deliver more than 40 kinds of seasonal, chemical free vegetables, fruits (strawberries, currants, raspberries, melons & apples) and herbs. We offer deluxe and half shares.
DELUXE SHARE: (3/4 bushel box of vegetables, fruits, herbs & some specialty items delivered for 20 weeks (mid-June through October).
HALF SHARE: same as above but for 10 weeks of your choice.
A share will average 18 pounds per week over the season & will typically feed a family of four depending on eating habits.

Your produce will be delivered to a pick-up site along with a note or newsletter that will provide farm news, information about the produce, recipes & announcements of events. Members pick up their produce during times listed on Agreement Form or produce is given away.

Members are welcome to visit or volunteer on the farm. There will be a Summer Festival and a Fall Festival.

Joy with Sweet Potatoes

Joy with Sweet Potatoes

Sample Box

Sample Box

Jewell with carrot family

Jewell with carrot “family”

High Tunnel

High Tunnel

Your Produce

Early

Lettuce, greens, sugarsnap peas, radishes, broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, herbs, onions, Chinese cabbage, kale, garlic scapes, strawberries, turnip

Mid

Onions, broccoli, raspberries, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, rutabaga, beans, beets, cabbage, potatoes, peppers, watermelon, muskmelon, tomatillos, eggplant, Swiss chard, greens, garlic, apples, edamame, currants, herbs

Late

Lettuce, greens, herbs, beets, onions, potatoes, kale, winter squash, pumpkin, leeks, parsnips, cabbage, garlic, carrots, kohlrabi, arugula, Brussels sprouts, apples, raspberries, sunchokes, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, cauliflower

Members who pay in full will receive one jar Jacob's Lip & Body Balm