The Madison Area Growers CSA is a cooperative of growers in and around Jefferson County, IN, who are committed to making local produce as accessible to the community as it ought to be. Our growers operate small, diverse family farms and take delight in cultivating heirloom, rare, and always delicious varieties of fruits and vegetables. The multi-grower model allows us to provide our shareholders with a wide variety of produce each week, from the old stand-bys to new whimsical experiments.
Most of our growers are experienced in biodynamic farming and rarely, if ever, use chemicals on the soil or plants. Instead, they focus on building up the soil through compost and crop rotation. Some of our growers do choose to use chemicals as a last resort. Those who do use chemicals do so judiciously, and it is never a first choice.
Shareholders can expect 20 weeks of delicious produce, usually beginning around mid-May and continuing through September. Often, a season extension is offered if the season is still going strong in October. Pick-up is once a week in downtown Madison. For more information about price, pick-up location, etc., please visit our website.
Season: May through October
Type: 3rd party CSA service
# of Shares: 40
Full Share: Full share (4 people): $550/year
1/2 Share: Half share (2 people): $350/year
Work Req? No
The combination of Madison Farmers Market and CSA is absolutely fabulous! Wonderful people, great stories, fun recipes, amazing vegetables, and lovely fruits -- what else could you ask for? Every week we get a combination of veggies that keeps dinner colorful and nutritious, makes us experiment with new recipes (Tunisian cabbage stew), and branch out into canning (the joy of pickled beets in January).... [more]
I have, for three years, been a member of the Madison Area Growers CSA (MAGIC). I eagerly await their wonderful treats in the Spring and am saddened when the fall comes with the last bag of goodies.... [more]
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I have been taking advantage of the Madison CSA since it started. Each year it gets better. I love trying new vegetables - the Cushaw was the biggest hit of last season.... [more]
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