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Posted 5/10/2018 6:40pm by Andy Watson.
Posted 5/9/2018 11:21pm by Andy Watson.

Welcome to the first week of the 2018 CSA Spring Season with us, Sprouting Acres. We want to go over a couple of things before you get your first box tomorrow. Remember to read the newsletter. It's got the word "news" in it for a reason! We want to make sure you see what we are up to, if there are any events happening at the farm, recipe links to try, and some pics of farm activities this week. 

Here is the newsletter link for this week. 

Next, please remember not to keep the black tote that the veggies come in. Please bring a bag or two, a cooler, a box, a helper, whatever you want to transfer your food home. We need the totes each week so they must stay at the sites for pickup. 

Please respect the pickup site homeowners. Don't roll in at 11 at night and wake everyone up. If you are unsure about the times they are on the second page of the signup form at the website. They are approximate times. We will be dealing with a lot of construction this year in our area and Madison too so keep that in mind if we are not exactly on time. 

If you are unsure where you said you would pickup up your box, you can check your status on the website or send Andy an email and he can send you a status email.

If you have not  paid for your spring share yet, please do. Most of our costs for the year come in the first 5 months of the year.

Don't forget to check off your name at the pickup sites. It's there for a reason. If you do not check off your name and we are trying to figure out who hasn't picked up, it's tricky and takes time calling everyone that didn't cross off their name. There is a little box to the left of your names, put a big X in it please. 

If you cannot get to your share in a timely manner please email or call Andy (608-469-2319) to let him know. 

Last thing, if you are new this year or your site changed here are the box locations at the sites. 

Cambridge, The Living Well Studio-on the ramp next to the evergreen bushes in the shade. 

Stoughton 116 North Morris St., on the front porch. You can pet the black cat, she loves it.

2329 East Johnson St., on the front sidewalk by the bushes.

1326 Vilas Ave., On the front screened in porch

5110 Regent Street, Under the tree to the left of the driveway.

MMSD Doyle Building, in the lounge near. Newly remodeled I hear so exact location will be determined when Andy gets there tomorrow. 

667 Stonebriar Lane, Oregon, on the front porch

 Here is the newsletter link for this week. Have a great weekend!!!!!!

Posted 4/15/2018 12:00pm by Andy Watson.

Hello!

If you already signed up with us you would have just received an email from us with some updates. If you have not yet and still want to, head to...

Sprouting Acres Website

If you have any questions send them to sproutingacres@outlook.com or

andy@macwatson.net

If you joined the general mailing list to learn more about our upcoming events/classes at the farm, here is the video link of what we have been up too during the last 6 months.

Enjoy?

Farm Kitchen Building Video

Posted 4/15/2018 11:55am by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to winter!

Did I say winter? I meant winter. Darn this weather. This is part of farming that we have absolutely no control over. What we do have control over is planning and boy are we glad we didn't put out onion and broccoli transplants last week when we had the chance. We do have radish, spinach and sugar snap pea seed in the ground that should be nice and watered after the snow melts. This is the coldest April in a long time. We are about to plant our last batch of summer crops in the greenhouse and we will be planting out cold hearty crops in a week or so. The hoophouses are almost full and our farm kitchen building is moving right along. 

The Spring Shares start in just under three weeks and summer shares start the first or second week of June. We will be sending out another email in the next two weeks with the Every Other Week box delivery schedule. We do still have Spring Shares available if you would like to add another four weeks to your deliveries. 

We are happy to announce that we are almost done with hanging drywall in the new farm kitchen building. We have been taking advantage of the crumby weather by working in the new building. We will be throwing a make-up farm party for members in early summer since last fall was such a mess at the farm. Stay tuned for that party date.

We just finished our video collage and would love for you to see all that we have done over the last 6+ months. We couldn't have done it without support from family and friends and you members encouraging us along the way. We hope to have it up and operational by summer/fall with lots of fun events, dinners, classes, and more.

Thanks for all your support and here is the video link.

Enjoy!

Farm Kitchen Building Video

Posted 4/13/2018 6:30am by Andy Watson.

Good morning!

Due to slow growing greens, really nasty looking weather tomorrow (4/14) and that we are playing catch-up on the farm, we will not be attending the first outdoor market on the square in Madison. 

Stay warm and dry!

 

Posted 1/4/2018 10:09am by Andy Watson.

Welcome to the new year and new adventures at Sprouting Acres. We hope you had a great holiday, whatever you did and wherever you went. The website is up and running and ready for this season's signups. If you have any questions about signing up, whether you are returning or looking to join for the first time, please don't hesitate to email or call us.

We start planting in about two months in the greenhouse but we are busy now with our new venture. We put up a new building at the farm last fall and Andy has been busy building and insulating the inside space for our new on-farm commercial kitchen. We have been dreaming of this for almost 10 years and decided we aren't getting any younger. We are planning on using the kitchen for small batch processing, on farm events, seasonal dinners, and much more. We are very excited about the new projects at the farm and we hope you are too. Stay tuned for more information on the new projects. 

We continued our Early Bird signup discount for the next two months as well as the Returning Member discount. Again, let us know if you have any questions about the CSA and we hope to see your name on the 2018 membership roster! 

Posted 10/11/2017 9:18pm by Andy Watson.

Welcome to the last CSA box of 2017! This is the last delivery from us this season. We hope you have enjoyed having us grow for you. We will send out 2018 season information in a couple months and will have  updates on our new building as well. Thanks again for your support!

Here is the newsletter link.

The last box is an even numbered box so EOW boxes are at these sites for the last pickup of the season, Hermina, E. Johnson St., MMSD Doyle, Regent St. and Dorchester.

 

Happy Holidays!

Sprouting Acres

Posted 10/4/2017 9:49pm by Andy Watson.

Hello,

This the last week for Every Other week boxes with odd box numbers. Those include Cambridge, the Farm, Stoughton, Monona, Vilas Ave., and Oregon. Thanks so much for choosing us to be your farmers this year. We hope you join up again for next season. The last box for everyone else is next week.

Here is the newsletter link.

 

Have a great weekend and fall/winter.

 

Sprouting Acres

Posted 9/27/2017 9:21pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week 18!

Here is the newsletter link.

 

Have a great weekend.

Sprouting Acres

Posted 9/20/2017 10:35pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week 17!

We are busy with construction and picking tomatoes and peppers before the cold weather heads our way. We hope you make some good stuff this weekend. Here is the newsletter link.

This is an ODD box week for Every Other Week shares so they will be at these sites...

Farm, Cambridge, Stoughton, Monona, Vilas, and Oregon

Have a great weekend!

Welcome to week 11 of your Sprouting Acres CSA ShareAugust 16th, 2018

Hello and welcome to week 11! We are hoping for a little rain this afternoon and are looking forward to a little cool down next week. We hope you have a great weekend and make some good food. Remember

Private EventsAugust 15th, 2018

Come enjoy the beauty and tranquility of our farm. We have a newly constructed modern barn with rustic charm for you to enjoy. The space is perfect for medium to small private events with indoor spac

Welcome to week 10 of your Sprouting Acres CSA ShareAugust 8th, 2018

Welcome to the halfway point of your CSA with us! Summer produce is really starting to come on and we hope you are making some great stuff. Remember, this week is an EVEN box week(#10). So, Every Othe

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