HOYER Homestead CSA Program
The CSA Concept
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  CSA is a means of providing fresh, high quality produce to “members” who purchase a “share” of the harvest of a local farmer.  Prior to the onset of the growing season, CSA members pay up front to help cover the cost of growing produce.  Once harvesting begins, members receive their weekly “share” of the harvest.  Members benefit from receiving locally grown produce, picked fresh when it is most flavorful and highest in nutrients, with no seasonal market price fluctuations.  The farmer benefits by planting produce according to a known number of CSA members.

HOYER Homestead’s Agreement
HOYER Homestead will provide fresh, local produce to you, the “member” according to the “share” package you sign up for.  We grow quality produce using organic, sustainable practices.  Greenhouse hydroponic and raised-bed methods help us to lengthen the growing season.  We co-op with a local orchard and farmer to provide a larger variety of fruit and produce, and raise cage-free brown chicken eggs.

Sharing the Risks and Rewards
We will do our best to provide you with a bountiful variety of quality produce each week. The quantity may vary week-to-week based on weather conditions, pests, or other factors.  By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share in the risk of crop failure with us and the other CSA members.  Typically we are able to compensate for failed crops by providing other produce that can be harvested at the same time.  However, the possibility exists that a tornado or other extreme event could destroy an entire crop.  

Members are also able to share in the rewards of a bumper crop.  During the height of the growing season you are likely to be able to take extra items that your family prefers in addition to that week’s “share”.  That is our way of thanking you for your loyal membership.  In addition, you will be offered the opportunity to purchase extras of items such as sweet corn, apples, and basil for parties, freezing and canning, and seasonal add-on items.

Produce Expected in 2019
Varieties offered vary based on past performance.  Heirloom and cross-pollinated hybrids are planted. Produce timing is based on typical weather conditions.
Early Summer (June-mid-July): arugula, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, garlic scapes, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce (e.g. butter crunch, spring mix, leaf, romaine), peas, radishes, spinach, summer squash, Swiss chard, turnips, seasonal herbs (e.g. cilantro)
Summer (mid-July – August): beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, summer squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, musk melon, onions, peppers (sweet and hot), sweet corn, Swiss chard, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes (variety), watermelon, seasonal herbs (e.g. basil, dill),
Late Summer (September – October): apples, arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce (e.g. butter crunch, spring mix, leaf, romaine), melon, peas, radishes, spinach, summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tomatillos, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes (variety), turnips, winter squash, seasonal herbs (e.g. parsley, thyme)

CSA Member’s Agreement
CSA members agree to:
Bring the CSA box you receive from HOYER Homestead with you each week.
Pick up your share of produce during the timeframe listed for your chosen delivery site.
Check in with HOYER staff at the delivery site to learn about that week’s produce options prior to filling your box. 
Notify HOYER at least a day in advance if someone else will be picking up your share by email: [email protected],

or phone: 262-492-2989*.  If no one picks up your share it will be donated to a pantry or shelter.
* Please note that during the day we are typically in the garden, not in the office, so we may not be readily available by phone, and will generally communicate by email.

Payment Options:
Pay online through Paypal
Pay by check and submit your registration form by mail
Budget-friendly payment option!  Our 16- and 20-week members may pay in full when submitting the registration form or send two checks, one made out for the current date and the 2nd check dated June 1st.  The 2nd check will not be cashed until after June 1st.

Checks should be made out and mailed to:
HOYER Homestead CSA
24119 Lotus Drive
Kansasville, WI  53139
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