CSA: Abbe Hills Farm CSA
Abbe Hills Farm is a CSA farm serving about 200 families in Mt. Vernon, Lisbon, and the Cedar Rapids/Marion area. We offer a wide variety of vegetables from the beginning of June until late October, plus regular twilight tours of the gardens and a farm tour and open house in August.
We use a number of low-input and sustainable practices, including crop rotation, compost, cover crops, pollinator habitat, beneficial insects, and integrated pest management tools to produce tasty, healthy, safe food for our shareholders. A 3000 square foot plastic hoophouse allows us to extend our growing season and to attend the Mt. Vernon winter farmers market Nov thru April. We have an on-farm market every Friday, 4:00 until 6:00 during the season. We participate with Practical Farmers of Iowa doing on-farm research on sustainable practices nearly every season. We share excess food with soup kitchens and food distribution sites in southeastern Linn County and in Cedar Rapids.
We usually have delicious eggs from our pastured layer flock that any farm visitor can purchase.
We are happy to host farm tours and welcome visitors.
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
Full Share: $460 per regular share for 20 weeks.
1/2 Share: $260 per small share for 20 weeks, about half of regular share
Work Req? No
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Abbe Hills Farm CSA
Shareholders pick up their shares either Mondays or Thursdays, 4:30 until 7:00 at the farm. Kids are welcome, but no pets, please. Plenty of parking on the farm property.
Contact: Laura Krouse
825 Abbe Hills Road
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314