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CSA Series: Two Creeks Organics

From the Two Creeks Organics Website

Owners: Amie and Mark Sanford

Phone: 734-678-1984

Season: Late May-Early October, 20 weeks (also did a 10 week share season)
Pick-up: Thursday at Westside Farmers Market in Ann Arbor, Thursday through Saturday at the farm, Friday at Saline Farmers Market
Cost: $600 for full share, $325 for half share
Cost per week: $30/week (full share), $16.25/week (half share)

CSA Series: Tantré Farm

Owners: Richard Andres and Deb Lentz
Phone: 734-475-4323 

Season: Early June-Mid October (20 weeks)
Pick-up: Saturday - Community High in Ann Arbor and Chelsea Farmers Market; Wednesday -Ann Arbor Farmers Market; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday pickup available at Tantre Farm
Cost: Full share $600 for 20 weeks ($575 for farm pickup).
Cost per week: $30/week
Growing practice:

CSA Series: Pregitzer Farm Market CSA

From Pregitzer Farm Market website

Owners: Shannon and Wade Pregitzer
Phone: 517-769-2768 

Season:  July-October, 14 weeks
Pick-up: Thursday afternoon Ann Arbor Westside Farmers Market; Friday at the farm; Tuesday Jackson “duck pond” park and water treatment center on Lansing Ave.; Wednesday Chelsea Hospital Farmers Market and Stockbridge Veteran's Park 
Cost: Full share (4-6 person) $395, Half share (2-3 person) $250, Every-other-week share (1-2 person) $155

CSA Series: Portage River Farm

From the Portage River Farm website

Owners: John and Janet Adelman
Phone: 734-648-0244 

Season: March-January
Pick-up: At the farm in Pinckney - Tuesday and Saturday. In the future planning to go to  farmers markets or have drop-off with CSA members.
Cost: Starting out with $350 for a share that feeds 4. $270 for half share. 
Growing practice:  Organic practice. In process of organic certification.

CSA Series: Old Pine Farm Meat CSA

Owner: Kris Hirth 

Season: Full season one-year shares and half-shares from November-October; and four-month shares and half-shares from March-June, July-October, and November-February.
Pick-up: Once or twice per month at locations in Ann Arbor or at the farm
Cost: 1 year full share: $1290, 1 year half share: $775.  4 month full share: $525,  4 month half share: $325. …

CSA Series: Needle Lane Farm

From the Needle Lane Farm website

Farm Manager: Beverly Ruesink
Phone: 517-263-5912

Season:  Full season: May-October (20 weeks);  Summer season: July-September (12 weeks)
Pick-up: Tuesdays at  Morgan and York after 12pm;  also Tuesdays at  Needle-Lane Farm in Tipton, Saturday at the Tecumseh Farmers Market, Saturday at the Adrian Farmers Market
Cost: Full Season/Family (20 weeks) for 3-4 people: $620; Summer Season/Single (12 weeks) for 1-2 people: $260

CSA Series: Frog Holler Organic Farm

From the Frog Holler Organic Farm website

Owners: The King Family
Phone: 517-592-8017

Season: June-October (18 weeks)
Pick-up: Saturday-Ann Arbor Farmers Market, or at the farm Saturday or Sunday
Cost:  $450 for 18 weeks ($400 for pickup at the farm)
Cost per week: $25/week (or $22/week)
Growing practice: Organic practice

When Ken and Cathy King started Frog Holler Organic Farm back in 1972 they lived in a log cabin and cooked on a woodstove. …

CSA Series: Community Farm of Ann Arbor

From the Community Farm website

Farmers: Anne Elder and Paul Bantle
Phone: 734-433-0261
Email: N/A

Season: May-November, about a 26 week season.
Pick-up: Wednesday or Saturday at the farm
Cost: Sliding scale: $700-$1800 (target average $1175)
Cost per week:  $27-$69/week
Growing practice: Biodynamic/Demeter Certified
Work requirement: 15 hours/season (or additional $125)
Plus: Honey, flowers, herbs, straw

CSA Series: Sunseed Farm

From the Sunseed Farm website

Owners: Tomm and Trilby Becker
Phone: 517-980-0893
Farm Location: at the end of Boyden Drive, near the corner of Joy and Maple Roads, just northwest of Ann Arbor.  
Season:  Three 16 week sessions offered throughout the year.  Spring share starts January-April (16 weeks). The Summer share May to mid-August (16 weeks).  Fall share end of August-December (16 weeks).  A total of 48 weeks of CSA distribution through the year.

CSA Series: Carpenter's Greenhouse and Organic Produce

From Carpenter's Local Harvest entry

Owner: Dwight Carpenter
Phone:  517-320-9619 

Email: ddcarpenter7@yahoo.
Season: Mid May-mid October, 20 weeks
Pick-up: Wednesday and Saturday at Ann Arbor Farmers Market;  Thursday at Northville Farmers Market; Saturday at Farmington Farmers Market. Monday at Carpenter’s Greenhouse in Allen, MI  
Cost: Full share $340; Half-share $170.
Cost per week:  $17/week
Growing practice: Certified organic

CSA Series: Capella Farm

From Capella Farm Website

Owners: Jennifer and Dave Kangas
Phone: 734-761-3554

Season: May - October, plus large Thanksgiving share (which has about 2-3 weeks worth of produce) in November is included 
Pick-up: Wednesday and Saturday at Capella Farm on Scio Church Rd.

Cost: $650, with 15 hours of work for the season. For people who can afford it, $750 and no work hours. 
Cost per week:  $29 (with work hours), $34 (without work hours)

CSA Series 2010: Time to Sign Up

I'm going to try a bit of a challenge for myself here - I want to do a series on the CSA farms in our area. I've been doing some in-depth information gathering on this, and as you know I think there are a million reasons to become a member of a CSA farm.  Among which are that once you pay an upfront fee, in exchange you get a box of  gorgeous vegetables and the chance to talk every week to the person who grew those vegetables.  …

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