FRESH Food Connection is a group of farms in southern Wisconsin sustainably producing vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheeses, canned goods, wool, and other farm commodities.
Our farms operate based on the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, inviting customers to purchase a yearly or seasonal share of our production. Vegetable and egg/dairy shares are typically provided weekly or bi-weekly, and other types on a more occasional basis.
As farmers seeking to produce in harmony with nature and with the least environmental impact, we sign onto a sustainability pledge that enumerates the principles we follow. Farms that also have organic certification are noted in the member farm list.
As a group, we are organized democratically, following a collective decision-making process and chartered as a cooperative in the state of Wisconsin, with membership tiers allowing both farmers and the wider public to join. We also act as a growers guild, encouraging communication and information-sharing between farmers in order to hone our professional skills.
Latest FRESH Blog Post
Harvesting The Goods
By - Buck Johnyboy Farms LLC - Mentored Farm
Well September is the time on our farm where everything is coming to an end. The trees are changing color pumpkins are ready. The last of out sweet corn is ready to be picked, and squash is finally here. This is the month where I finish freezing our sweet corn dig the rest of the potatoes and carrots and start picking apples. We also finish our canning and making out applesauce.
We are also starting to get ready for next year. We have to protect our strawberries from the harsh winter make sure the ground is ready for planting for the following year.
We also send out our surveys to see how are customers liked or disliked our service for this year. You can learn a lot by listening to your customers.
There all busy months but with the season coming to an end you can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. What am I saying there is no light were already thinking about next year. ... Read More