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The monthly shares are sold out, but we do have full and half shares. We can still get folks in at any of our delivery locations although it's getting pretty tight at Fresh and Natural Foods in Hudson (we can take three more shares there).
To learn more about our shares or to find out how to sign up take a look at the previous post. And now for some FAQs...
When exactly will the CSA start?
This will depend on the weather a little bit. If our wonderful spring holds out the CSA will start the third week in June (Monday, June 15th for Stillwater and Hudson folks and Wednesday, June 17th for St. Paul folks). If the weather takes a turn for the worst and gets cold or very wet the CSA will start the fourth week in June (Monday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 24th).
For monthly shareholders the CSA will start Saturday, May 9th no matter what.
All CSA members will receive an e-mail from the farm at least a week before their shares start. In the e-mail members will find info on exact times of deliveries, exactly where their shares will be at the drop sites, what to do if you forget to pick up your share and ect.
Can you buy a burger and egg share?
Those shares (which cost $155.00) are sold out right now. If you'd like to get on the waiting list e-mail the farm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Can you buy beef from Eener's Farm even if the burger and egg shares are sold out?
Sure! We do a meat delivery the second Saturday of every month all year long. About a week before each delivery I send out a list via e-mail of what we have available for beef (sometimes we also have extra eggs too, or lamb or even sometimes chicken). Folks order off the list and we deliver to Stillwater, Hudson, St. Paul and points in between. To get on the e-mail list e-mail the farm.
How, when and who do you pay?
For CSA folks payment is due June 1. We only accept cash or check. Checks can be made out to Eener's Farm and sent to Eener's Farm N12449 220th St. Boyceville WI 54725. For people who are just ordering meat on one of the monthly deliveries payment is due upon delivery.
How big is Eener's Farm?
Physically the farm is 100 acres. For vegetable cultivation our field has 28 425 foot rows, this adds up to one acre. We'll also be growing inside two 24X72 foot hoophouses and four smaller gardens.
About 35 acres are in hay fields. The rest is hilly woods used for pasture. Our house and the barns and other random outbuildings probably take up two acres.
Animal-wise we've got five cows, two heifers, three steers, half a bull and probably five calves on the way. We've also got one ram, five sheep ladies, three lambs and maybe three more lambs on the way. Plus 70 laying hens, three roosters, four ducks, one dog and maybe eight cats.
Do you sell anything that you don't grow or raise on your farm?
Yes, one thing. We sell maple syrup that we get from my sister's brother-in-law, Eric and his friend, also named Eric. The Erics have a sugar shack in Downing, WI about 15 miles from our farm. Other than that everything we sell is grown and raised by us on our farm.