Reviews for: Maggie's Farm

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7 reviews

Fun, educational, kid friendly
By: Kathee Metz    (Mar 3, 2012)

I have 2 boys, aged 2 and 3 when we joined the Maggie's Farm. I was worried the boys would be in the way, but Marge said no, please bring 'em. Well, the boys loved it. Sometimes they actually helped-Jack, the 3 year old, planted a bean in a pot, put it in the dirt when it was big enough and then finally picked it and brought it home. Have you ever heard 4 year old ASK FOR MORE BEANS?!? It is amazing. And when the boys aren't actually ..."helping"...they still are able to water the gardens and play trains with the produce trays.

We had so many tomatoes we made our own ketchup. I had no idea that it takes almost a bushel of tomatoes to make a quart of ketchup! It took forever to boil down but it was cool to have ketchup with a pinch of salt and no sugar at all. Check the label next time you buy ketchup-you will be amazed at the sugar and sodium content.

I have never preserved anything, canning, drying or freezing. After weeding along side of some veteran gardeners, I had enough produce (and moral support) to ask the grandma across the street to help me with canning. She was thrilled to be asked and not only loaned me her gear; she gave up an afternoon and showed me how to use it. I have proudly "put up" salsa, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and apple sauce. I am tickled pink!

My husband originally balked at the cost, but I sent him on a few trips to the Kroger produce department and he realized what a great deal this works out to be. Plus, our boys not only see, but FEEL, where food comes from. We tried a garden at home, but we don't get enough sun, and we could never come close the variety.

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New Experiences!
By: Dee Wolter    (Feb 12, 2012)

I had been keeping an eye out for a local CSA, meaning local, not one that I had to drive a long way to pick up produce and help work on the farm. This farm is one of very few near Dexter and my husband will often ride his bike there. Marge has been very willing to try new things that Iâ??ve planted in the past myselfâ?¦like bok choi and tatsoi. And Iâ??ve gotten a chance to try new things as well, like mustard greens and fennel! And tomatillos! I made salsa and gave them as gifts for Christmas. And Iâ??ve never seen a Chestnut tree! The chestnuts we harvested were nothing like the stuff you buy from the store before Thanksgiving. Yum! Iâ??ve been a part of trying to build the hoop house and look forward to helping finish it this spring. I am also an avid solo canoeist so have enjoyed taking a break and heading upstream to watch the birds, even a Pileated Woodpecker. So this farm is not just a farm but an array of new experiences.

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blissful farm, people, and food
By: julia Kandah    (Feb 12, 2012)

Here is a farm where you can taste the difference! The food tastes like love, hard work, dedication, compassion and full of energy and goodness! This is an incredible CSA, from the owner Marge who is such a bundle of light, wisdom and kindness, to the other members who are also so kind, hard working and caring. This is a great place to introduce children to working on farms, and to understanding the impact we have by eating, farming and supporting NON organic practices. The goodness that comes from this place is special, unlike no other CSA and experience. I highly recommend joining this CSA, and stepping into another part of your life, by sharing such a special place!

Thank you Marge for everything!

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Always something special
By:    (Feb 10, 2012)

My daughter and I enjoyed the farm so much and she even tried some new foods! Not a lot but a few. There was always plenty of great food and work to do. It is so important to me that my daughter know where real food comes from and how to grow it! We joined this our first CSA in 2011 and plan to join this CSA again for 2012!

Marcy and Maya

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Perfect Farm
By: Elizabeth Firek    (Jan 29, 2012)

We love Maggie's Farm. We enjoyed all the fresh organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers for many months. We will be joining again this year. The variety and freshness is unbeatable compared to the grocery stores. We had a full share no work. Marge was also kind enough to let our two small children pick some produce from time to time. They were much more likely to try new things if they picked them. We canned vegetables all summer long so we could enjoy them during the winter months. We can't wait for the produce this year! Our favorites were the beets, lettuces, carrots, tomatoes, and all the herbs! We encourage you and your family to try a CSA today!

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Fresh, Organic, and Affordable Produce
By: Mary Soja    (Jan 27, 2012)

Maggie's farm is a wonderful way to have fresh, organic produce on our table. It's amazing how much better food tastes when it's picked and prepared fresh the same day. I have always tried to buy organic produce at the grocery store and found it very disappointing. You never know how long the food at the grocery store had been on the shelf. It was expensive and almost always "old".

My family ate a much healthier diet of fresh vegetables this past summer because we had access to such a variety of wholesome food from the farm. I even discovered that I really DO like beets! The fresh herbs were great and I still have tons of frozen pesto I made with all that basil. We even discovered a new "favorite"....roasted fennel with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Being part of Marge's farm was a wonderful way to get clean air, be surrounded by nature's beauty, and have delicious fresh (and affordable) produce for my family.

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Rewarding, Fun, and Friendly
By: Faith Krug    (Jan 26, 2012)

We had a wonderful experience at Maggie's Farm in 2011 and have already signed up for 2012. We had a huge variety including many, many fresh green, tomatoes, peppers, and just about any other veggie you can name. We were also introduced to new things like tomatillos and fennel. And Marge has already asked us what we want to grow this year. She aims to please.

Marge offers working shares and you pay a reduced rate. I wouldn't want to do it any other way as one can learn so much, have fun, and if you get your hands dirty it gives you a real appreciation for the food you eat.

And I almost forgot to mention all the herbs and flower for cutting. As many as we wanted. Our garden looked BEAUTIFUL!!

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