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Posted 4/17/2020 8:57am by Andy Watson.

Hello!

We are opening our online store to the general public. If you are a 2020 CSA member you have already received this update.

We set up a store to get vegetable and herb plants as well as produce to customers while farmers' markets are closed or changing how they operate. Right now it is just plants but we will be adding produce as we get it in and maybe some treats as well. 

The first delivery to our CSA sites is not until the first week of May but orders can be placed now. We will be adding more plants this weekend. The store is very easy to navigate but feel free to email us with any questions you might have. 

You can access the store by going to sproutingacres.com and clicking on The Experience tab, then Shop Now! You can also click on this link to take you directly there. https://shopsproutingacres.com/

 

Posted 4/7/2020 10:53pm by Andy Watson.

Thanks to everyone that signed up last winter and these last couple of months. We are very full and happy to see so many new names on the list! We will be opening our online store in the next couple of weeks to help those market goers and anyone else that is looking for fresh, local, organic produce, plants and some other treats to be delivered to a home near you!

Thanks again for all your support! Let's get this season going!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 3/22/2020 11:46am by Andy Watson.

Hello and Happy Spring! We all know this has been anything but a normal spring because of the current heath crisis in the state and world. We hope you are taking all the necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy. We will get through this together. Also, don't forget to keep visiting your favorite cafes and restaurants that are open and doing carry out or delivery. They need to have business to keep open during this crisis. Supporting local right now is more important than ever.

We wanted to fill you in on how things are looking for this season. We've had a few people ask if our CSA is in jeopardy because of the health crisis. We are one of a few industries that are not being forced to shut down. People need to eat and we are the means of getting the food to the people. We feel CSA is a great alternative to the grocery store and even markets as this outbreak continues. It reduces time around other people even though we are all craving that right now.

We will be taking extra precautions with shares this year but we feel our pickup locations are a prime spot for dispensing food for a few reasons. They are spread out in distance as well as time shares are available for pickup. We don't have a central location where everyone meets up. We will have more protocols for actual pickup locations in the near future and will more than likely have a sign at each site with protocols on them. We have already been using new single use plastic bags inside the boxes for all shares so that will continue. As much as it pains us to use more plastic, we may be bagging a few more things this year. We will be quarantining our waxed boxes for at least two weeks to ensure nothing is being transferred from week to week and our plastic totes will be washed and sanitized each week in our commercial licensed kitchen sinks. This will ensure we are keeping all families safe week after week. 

We are trying to figure out what we will be doing in April when outdoor markets are supposed to start. Our markets are a pretty big part of our farm. We have market share customers that see us every week as well as regulars we've had for over 10 years. These people are going to miss their veggies if we are not able to vend at the markets and we will miss going. So, we are working on getting an website set up for ordering our produce online. We are thinking since we already have pickup locations for our CSA, we can have pickup locations for other produce as well. We will update you when we have everything up online and especially when we have produce to sell. The Dane County Farmers' Market has set up a system of picking up vendors produce for the winter market but we don't have word yet on how that will work for the larger market up on the square. We are watching the state updates on rules but hope things change for the better when the weather gets warmer. For now, we hope you are all staying safe, washing hands, and spending some quality family time with those you love. Get out of the house for some fresh air too.

Check you email for updates in the near future and have a great week and weekend.

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 2/29/2020 9:40am by Andy Watson.

So, looks like there is another day this month! Which means you have one more day to get the early bird CSA pricing. Sorry for the confusion.

Happy last day of February!

Sprouting Acres

Posted 2/28/2020 5:40pm by Andy Watson.

Happy CSA Day!

The last Friday in February is national csa day and we wanted to remind you on this beautiful day that this is the last day of our early bird pricing. If you have already signed up for this season, Thank You! If you are planning on it get it done today! 

The seeds are all ready to plant and the greenhouse gets fired up on Monday! 2020, here we come!

Enjoy the upcoming weather.  Get out and get some sun!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 2/23/2020 11:28am by Andy Watson.

Come join us for some bowling for a good cause. The Sprouting Acres bowling team needs your help!
Here are some details for the event.

All bowlers who come pay $10. You get a shoe rental and 3 games. There will be a raffle drawing and you can buy tickets when you pay for bowling.

You can drop in anytime and bowl, and leave when you like. Come help Sprouting Acres raise money for Fairshare CSA Coalition.

Click here to see what Fairshare is all about...
https://www.csacoalition.org/about-us

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We hope to see you there!

Posted 2/11/2020 11:43am by Andy Watson.

Good morning!

If you've already secured your spot in our CSA for this season thank you very much! If you haven't and are still interested, there are only 2 1/2 weeks left to get early bird pricing. We have sold out of spring shares but we still have a few spots available for our other share options. If you have any questions about this season please don't hesitate to send us an email or call!

Here is the link to the website...

Sprouting Acres Website

Have a great day and enjoy the sun! We start planting in the greenhouse in about two weeks and cannot wait.

 

Andy and Sprouting Acres

Posted 1/18/2020 4:40pm by Andy Watson.

Hello!

Don't forget you have just about 6 weeks left to get the early bird pricing for the 2020 CSA season. Believe it or not, we start planting in just 6 weeks! We are getting the seeds ordered and greenhouse ready for our first day of planting. We haven't had much of a winter until now and Jimmy the groundhog makes an appearance in just two weeks! That means veggies and pizza nights are just around the corner. We added a small, every week share to this season's offerings as well. Send us an email if you have any questions about signup, working at the farm in exchange for veggies, cooking classes, pizza nights or just to say hi!

Stay safe this weekend if you are traveling and stay warm!

Here is the signup page for this season. Sprouting Acres CSA signup page

Have a great weekend!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 12/17/2019 9:33am by Andy Watson.

The weather looks chilly over the next couple of days and then quite a warm-up next week for the holiday break. Thanks to those of you that signed up early for the 2020 season. We have started our seed orders and filling propane tanks in preparation for the new season. We wanted to remind you that if you haven't signed up yet for our CSA, there are just a few more weeks to get the early bird discount. We also offer a returning member discount for last season members and members that may have taken a season or two off and want to come back. 

We added some on-farm cooking classes that you can view here. 2020 Cooking Classes Also don't forget, we offer Sprouting Acres gift cards in any denomination for stocking stuffers or gifts this holiday season. We can process them over the phone and mail them out the same day to make it in time for the holiday. They can be used for cooking classes, farm products at markets, and at the farm for pizza nights. 

If you have any questions or need a gift card, please feel free to contact Andy at andy@macwatson.net or give him a call. 608-469-2319

Happy Holidays!!!

Posted 12/3/2019 11:59am by Andy Watson.

Good cold December morning! 

We are getting our planning started for the 2020 season we are ready for signups. The computer program is very user-friendly for returning members as well as new members. Just head to the signup page link to get started. Prices have stayed the same as last season with early bird signups and returning member discounts as well. Don't forget to take advantage of these discounts. 

We are happy to announce we finished the second pizza oven at the farm and will have it up and running for our first pizza night in May. We hope to be able to make even more pizzas at one time to help speed up the process a bit. We had a pretty successful first pizza season and we can't wait to start it all again in May. We are planning on new menu items as well as a build your own pizza option. We also hope to have more produce available as well as more canned goods too. Don't forget, we have gift cards available that can be used at our market stands as well as on the farm for pizza nights. They make great stocking stuffers and gifts for the holidays and birthdays. We also have a couple of cooking classes listed right now with more to follow soon.

We start ordering seeds this month and begin planting in just about 90 days. We depend on early signups and payments to help us get the seeds ordered, propane tanks filled, and potting mix ordered. If you have any questions about anything involving csa, gift cards, pizza, or cooking classes, please don't hesitate to email or call! If you have any questions about next season's weather forecast, get in line. Have a great holiday with friends and family and we hope to hear from you soon!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Welcome to week 16 of your CSASeptember 16th, 2020

Hello and welcome to week 16. We just have a few more weeks left of the season! Here is this weeks Newsletter link. Have a great weekend!   Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

PIZZA ON THE FARM IS GOING ONLINE FOR CARRYOUT!September 16th, 2020

Due to regulations in place for large gatherings and for the safety of our staff and customers, 2020 pizza nights are going to be available for carry out only starting in May. There is no eating on t

It's time to order for next week's Pizza Night!September 13th, 2020

It's pizza ordering time again. Get your order in for the September 20th pizza night. We have a new seasonal pizza with winter squash, house made ricotta, caramelized onions, fresh sage and house made

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