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CSAs

Mushroom Farm Share & CSAs

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Wisconsin-Grown
Mushroom Farm Share

For over ten years we have offered mushroom subscriptions through CSA (community supported agriculture) vegetable farms to bring local mushrooms to families on a bi-weekly basis. CSAs are generally paid for in advance and give families a full growing season’s worth of vegetables or other farm products. Most CSAs are in the summertime, but we now partner with Foxtail Farm - who offers veggies and mushrooms in the off-season!

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PHOTO BY: SCOTT STREBLE

Here are the basics of our
Mushroom Farm Share:

  • Eight to ten bi-monthly mushroom shares added to your CSA box.  You will get a selection of fresh mushrooms that are mostly grown on our farm.  That means they are certified organic, either cultivated outdoors on logs and in mushroom beds, or in sawdust "blocks."  We also included wild-crafted or foraged mushrooms in summer CSA shares.  For example, you’ll receive log-grown shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, and other cultivated and foraged mushrooms like hen of the woods and chanterelles.  We don’t include the most basic mushrooms like buttons and portabellas; we want this to be an opportunity for you to get some of the tastiest mushrooms available, and perhaps ones you’ve never tried before!
     

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  • Each delivery includes a third of a pound of mushrooms, and a little information about what you're getting

  • Also what to do with them! Preparing mushrooms (even rare ones) isn’t as challenging as you may think.  It’s sometimes as simple as sautéing them in butter or olive oil with some garlic and eating them on a baguette or pasta.  Still, we provide a recipe for each mushroom delivery that should give you an idea of how to make the most of the mushrooms you’re getting. 

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  • We aim to provide really fresh and exciting mushrooms to you at a good value.  We come up with the cost of the mushroom farm share by totaling up the cost of producing and packaging mushrooms, purchasing some others, delivery costs, and a little to our Veggie CSA partners for all their work! 

 

  • Because some mushrooms cost more than others to grow or produce, some weeks you will get mushrooms that are more expensive than the average you pay, while other weeks you’ll get mushrooms that are less expensive.  On average though, the cost of each delivery is at least 10% less than what you’d pay in grocery co-ops.

We can’t tell you ahead of time exactly which mushrooms you’ll get on which week, but here’s an example of a mushroom share season for one of our veggie CSA partner farms from last year:

June 26 – Beech mushrooms and a reishi mushroom brownie

July 10 – Gray oyster mushrooms

July 24 – Lion’s Mane mushrooms

August 7 – Shiitake mushrooms

August 21 – Chanterelle mushrooms

September 4 – Gray oyster mushrooms

September 19 – Hen of the Woods mushrooms

September 25 – Shiitake mushrooms and jar of smoked shiitake butter

 

Here are the farms we're working with in 2024. Stay tuned as we may be adding more! 


Summer: 
Farm Farm - please sign up on our website!

Fresh Earth Farms

Good Acre
Threshing Table

Sweet Top Farm

Living the Dream Farm - new!

Whetstone Farm - new!

Off-season:

Foxtail Farm (Spring and Fall!)

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PHOTO BY: SCOTT STREBLE

Besides fresh mushrooms, for most of our CSAs you’ll also receive at least one of our mushroom add-ons: reishi mushroom browniessmoked shiitake mushroom butter, and/or shiitake powder.

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