Community supported agriculture or CSA is a local network of agriculture and food distribution as well as individuals that support one or more local farms. Consumers and growers share the risk and benefits of a CSA. This works by the members paying at the beginning of the growing season for a share of the harvest. The members receive repeated shares of food. This may be produce, honey, eggs, dairy, meat and other products. If the CSA does well, members receive more food than if it has a difficult year.
From UW-Extension: What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Douglas County has one CSA in the southern part of the county. In addition there are several CSA’s that serve Douglas County with drop-off sites.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChequamegonCsa
Conatct info: 715-779-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off sites in Douglas County: Superior and UW-Superior (for employees only)
Deadline to order: Through April
Food Farm CSA
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/foodfarmcsa
Contact info: 218-384-4421 or info@
Hermit Creek’s CSA
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hermit-Creek-Farm-231450287000708
Contact info: 715-492-5969
Drop off sites in Douglas County: Superior
Deadline to order: Still taking shares (4/6/15)
Lake Minnesuing Farm
Contact info: 715-292-4777 or email@example.com
Drop off sites in Douglas County: Sharon’s Lakeview Cafe, Wentworth Gardens Greenhouse, Sidelines Bar, Bait & Resort
Lake Superior CSA
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeSuperiorCSA
Contact info: 218-409-6406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off sites in Douglas County: United Presbyterian Church, Superior. Also does winter distribution.
Deadline to order: May 15 for spring packages. Some packages can be picked up and paid for at times outside of the spring packages.
Maple Ridge CSA
Contacts: David & Rachel Grapentine
Contact info: 715-363-2678 or email@example.com
Serves Maple, Lake Nebagamon and Poplar areas
Located at: 4649 S. Wuori Rd, Maple WI 54854
Accepting 10 families total
If you know of any CSA’s that serve Douglas County residents but are not listed, please call Jeanne Ward, Administrative Assistant, UW-Extension, Douglas County at 715-395-1364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.