Lansing Roots Incubator Farm

Lansing Roots is a small business education farm operating as an extension of the Greater Lansing Food Bank and their community gardening program, The Garden Project. Located in Mason, our demo farm parcel has a 72' passive solar greenhouse and several 1/4 acre parcels that are maintained by farmers primarily from under-served communities such as refugees and those living below the poverty line. Lansing Roots is made possible through a Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program grant administered by the USDA-NIFA. The Roots program offers training, technical assistance, marketing networks, and reduced barriers for entry into farming as a vocation. Our farmers will primarily be offering their fresh produce in a multi-grower CSA and to wholesale markets.

What is the Lansing Roots Summer CSA?

The Lansing Roots Summer CSA will extend from mid-June through early November and will have a total of 20 consecutive distributions which will take place on the same day every week. The shares will approximately feed a family of four or two ambitious vegetarians. Lansing Roots offers competitive pricing and significant value. For only $32.50 per week, one can fill the kitchen with produce of top quality. By purchasing upfront, members receive a discount on produce as compared to purchasing at the farmers market.

What do I receive as a CSA share member?

Being a member of the Lansing Roots CSA has several advantages that extend significantly beyond the freshness, tastiness and healthiness of the produce.

Each week subscribers will receive a produce box that contains a bountiful assortment and of the best vegetables of the season. Each distribution guarantees a fresh selection of 10-13 different crops per week including but not limited to:

  • Fruits (peas, tomatoes, peppers, melon)
  • Roots (radishes, carrots, potatoes)
  • Fresh Salad Greens (head lettuce, salad mix)
  • Cooking Greens (kale, chard, cabbage)
  • Alliums (Onions, garlic, scallions)
  • Herbs (basil, dill, parsley, cilantro)
  • Other (broccoli, sweet corn)
  • Below is a sample of what a typical week's share could look like:

    Spring Week:

  • Bunch of scallions
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Head Lettuce
  • Bag of Spinach
  • Large head of Napa Cabbage
  • Bag of Snap Peas
  • Bunch of Carrots
  • Bunch of Radishes
  • Bunch of Dill
  • Bunch of Rosemary
  • Summer Week:
  • Garlic Heads
  • Sweet Onions
  • Salad Mix
  • Head Lettuce
  • Bunch of Chard or Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Peppers, colored
  • Eggplant
  • Watermelon
  • Bunch of Basil
  • Bunch of Cilantro
  • Fall Week:
  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Bag of Salad Mix
  • Head of Red Cabbage
  • Head of Pok Choi
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kohlrabi
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Bunch of Beets
  • Carrots
  • French Fingerling Potatoes
  • Bunch of Parsley
  • How do I receive more information and how do I sign up?

    Because of the limited availability of CSAs in the area and the high demand of shares, available spaces are expected to fill quickly! To secure a spot on the list, we encourage you to communicate your interest as soon as possible.

    For more information on the Lansing Roots CSA or to sign up for your share, please contact Jill Plesko, Lansing Roots Marketing Coordinator, at the email address and phone number listed above. Responses will happily be returned within the week.

    We look forward to hearing from you!


    Listing last updated on Jun 23, 2014

    The Lansing Roots Farm markets a wide variety of farm fresh produce to wholesale account.

    If you are a produce buyer or an individual looking to purchase in bulk, please contact Jill Plesko, Lansing Roots Marketing Coordinator, for an updated list of available produce and prices.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

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