Growing....

It was this time of year a number of years ago, a wet late-April / early-May, when a terrific line smacked us both upside the head.  It was raining, that drizzly, chill-to-the-bone kind of rain.  I remember squishing in the mud in my boots, fingers too cold to grasp anything.

"You know, Deb" said my husband, "you can buy produce in the grocery store."  He'd been press-ganged into service and was equally as wet and miserable.

I bit my wet lip for a few moments.  "But, this is FUN!" I announced.   I looked at him, and he at me - water running off of our respective rainhoods.  We laughed.  And there we began.  

It started as a way to use a freshly-sod-scraped area of dirt, evolved to 3000 tomatos and a 'now what?'  It grew to Farm Beginnings classes and Lake Superior Sustainable Agriculture, and bloomed in the advice of farmer friends and relatives.  It rallied in the wonder of soil and seeds.  There have been great and horrendous moments:  Pat getting shat upon by a bald eagle and launching into a rendition of "Well I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free...".  Deb wearing long green walking onion fingers.  Our "pet" treefrog.  Chipmunks in the hollyhocks.  Our first robust heirlooms.  A woodchuck eating ALL of the peas.  Working around a bird's nest.  Watching our customers revel in the fresh flavors they'd pick up.  Exchanging deliveries of composted cow manure for home brew.

And here we are - years later -- growing and learning and still laughing and wondering at it all.  And tickled that so many people want to know where their food comes from; that it was grown cleanly and sustainably.  Delighted that it tastes that darn good.

Here's to a robust season!

Deb, Uncle Herman's Farm

 


 

Our CropSharers LOVE their weekly shares, but that format doesn't work for everyone. Sometimes folks are out of town a lot, or just don't have the time to cook and prepare food.

The CropShot gives those folks a chance to get the 'occasional' influx of fresh produce -- just a week's worth. It's the same portion that a registered CropSharer gets, but just ONE week's worth. CropShots will be priced and offered here on the webpage, can be purchased online, and picked up (or delivered for an additional charge) on Sunday evenings as the season begins.

Watch the webpage for more details, and get on the email list for news of available CropShots!

 

 

Featured Items

 

LARGE - "Backyard Bed"

This portion of produce is almost double our normal Patio Box share  - perfect for two or more!   

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MEDIUM - "Patio Box"

Our most popular size - a great infusion of fresh garden goods per week!  Perfect for couples.

A typical late-summer portion may include: greens (bunch of kale or leaf lettuce), large handful of beans, bunch of beets or turnips, one or two cucumbers, tomatoes, summer or winter squash, fresh herbs, cucumber, or new potatoes.

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SMALL - "Windowbox"


The "Windowbox" is our smallest share - so there is little waste!    Perfect for an individual who wants an weekly infusion of garden goods.  A typical 'midsummer' portion might include a generous portion of leaf lettuce, a large handful of green beans, a small cone of the fresh herb du jour, a handful of fresh carrots, and a summer squash - what one might harvest in the smallest space of a home garden.  Priced at $115 for the season, the "Windowbox" portion includes a little bit of everything over the season, in a portion size appropriate to your lifestyle.

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DELIVERY - Up to 3 Miles

Whatever size share you'd like, we're happy to deliver it within a 12-mile radius of our Lakeside home!  If you're within three miles, delivery is $30 for the season; usually 15 deliveries or more.  Let us know where you want your box of goodies, and leave out the empty crate from last week - we'll do the rest!

 

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DELIVERY - 3 to 7 miles

Whatever size share you'd like, we're happy to deliver it within a 12-mile radius of our Lakeside home!  If you're between 3 and 7 miles from us, delivery is $50 for the season, usually 15 deliveries or more..  Let us know where you want your box of goodies, and leave out the empty crate from last week - we'll do the rest!

 

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DELIVERY - 7 to 12 miles

Whatever size share you'd like, we're happy to deliver it within a 12-mile radius of our Lakeside home!  If you're between 7 and 12 miles from us, delivery is just $75 for the season; generally 15 deliveries or more.  Let us know where you want your box of goodies, and leave out the empty crate from last week - we'll do the rest!

 

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