By: Beth Battey (Mar 13, 2012)
I have been a CSA member since Portage River Farm's 2nd season (2011). We love to go to the farm, help, hang out, visit with the animals, and see what's new and happenin' at the farm!
They provide eggs as well as vegetables and some herbs included in the farm share. Last season we got several weeks worth of melons as well - my children welcomed these sweet treats immensely. Special treats we've gotten are honey and maple syrup in the spring.
My kids love to go play with the baby goats (especially when the babies are in the house) and see the pigs and chickens.
They have many community building events and "classes" for members scheduled at the farm. Ice skating (weather permitting!), taffy pull, candy making, sauerkraut making, cookie/holiday party, potlucks and game nights, bonfire nights, in the past they've even had a "barn dance" (in their hoop house).
I love that the farm produces all year round. It's a growing, evolving farm. Always something new, and lots of big plans for the future - orchard, cold storage "caves", cheese cave, etc. 2 new irrigation wells are in and ready to go for the season. I'm very excited to join Portage River Farm for another season.