Reviews for: Stoney Meadow Farm
So happy I found this CSA.
By: Tony Hall (Dec 26, 2012)
After moving back to Milwaukee from NE Wisconsin, I shopped around for a CSA to join and couldn't find one that really appealed to my standards for organic farming. A lot of black plastic is being used in the industry and other practices that I personally do not consider to be organic even though there are no specific rules against it. I believe if you really want to know if a farm is organic, you need to go see it for yourself and talk to the owners. Stoney Meadow Farm had no problem with that and welcomed my visit and questions-- the difference from other farms I saw was remarkable!
Stoney Meadow Farm is the real deal, and the owners background as PhD's in organic chemistry give the assurance they really know how to run a world class organic farm!! Despite last year's oppressive heat, they turned out fantastic produce. My summer salads, side dishes, and vegetarian lasagna received praise from both family and company. Toward the fall, we continued to receive an awesome variety of produce with plenty of acorn squash which is my favorite.
The owners are really down to earth people who are so nice. With summer always having more scheduling commitments, I requested on several occasions to switch my pickup days which was accommodated no problem, and I received quick responses via email even on the mundane questions like how to best prepare a particular vegetable. The price for a share is competitive, and the renewal rate is favorable to existing members.
I will be a longtime member of Stoney Meadow Farms and recommend them to everyone I know.
Not overall pleased
By: Anonymous (Oct 25, 2012)
This might not have been the best year to join a CSA because it was a dry summer. However, the most upsetting part was the lack of communication between the CSA and customers. There was either a very delayed response or no response when I emailed the farm. Newsletters were random and almost non-existent. One of the first deliveries we received looked rough. It must have sat in a hot car as one of the "herbs" was dead on arrival. As the months went on, I noticed other CSA members (from different local CSAs) getting quite a bit more than I have all season. This is disappointing. Also, there was a lack of variety. Their website is off from what they actually include in their deliveries. Although my family and I enjoyed most of the produce delivered, I was not happy with their customer service and I think this year they also might have added too many shares; possibly bit off more than they could chew.
Excellent Quality, Excellent Value!
By: Bucky Brown (Nov 20, 2011)
We really enjoyed the freshness of the food and variety of produce, some of which we would not usually have purchased. We loved that the farmers were always flexible to our individual needs and schedules and that we always knew that no matter what we received in our bag that week, it would taste excellent.
As first time CSAers we learned about the growing process, were blessed to eat such wonderful locally grown produce, and would definitely recommend Stoney Meadow Farm to others.
Very dissapointed. So far, half of the season.
By: Anonymous (Sep 10, 2011)
We signed up for the program to complement harvest from our very small vegetable garden 8 ft x 3 ft. However, the produce we get from this farm is very limited in quantity and substance for the price we paid for every delivery - about $15. So far, already half of the season, not a single ripe tomato or good quantity of cucumbers or other vegetables that can be eaten raw were given to us. Our last three delivery bags are filled mostly with ... corn. In contrast, we already harvest ripe tomatoes and cucumbers from our own garden.
It appears that the owners grossly overestimated their expected harvest and signed up more members and, accordingly, collected more money than they should. We will not sign agreement with this farm enterprise next year.