Come see us at the Medford Farmers Market
We’re over half way through the CSA season! Share distribution will continue through mid-October and is based on weather and production, so please stay tuned.
Please stop at the Medford Farmers Market at the county fairgrounds on Saturdays 8:00am to 1:00pm or come get your produce from us at the downtown Medford Market which is next to the post office on Whelen Street from 1:00 to 5:30 on Tuesday evenings. We Grow also attends the Rib Lake market which takes place on Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursdays located at the Senior Center which is just off highway 102 across from the Aspirus Clinic.
2017 CSA farm memberships: We are no longer taking members for our farm share program for the 2017 season. If you are interested in learning more about this program for the coming year, please visit our sign-up page here >>
What is We Grow
We Grow LLC is a produce farm in northern Taylor County providing vegetables grown without the use of synthetic inputs in a community supported agricultural (CSA) system. We choose to use only organic certified, non-GMO seeds. We sell weekly garden shares, direct off the farm during the growing season and at the Medford and Rib Lake Farmer’s Markets. We have applied for USDA organic certification and will let you all know when this is complete.
Beginning in November, we will again offer family, couple and end-of-season shares to the public as well as our pre-purchase vouchers, which gives you farm member priority and first chance at the produce we grow. Produce that remains after our members have crates have been filled goes to the farmers’ markets in Medford and Rib Lake.
In a CSA system, consumers pre-purchase shares of produce that will be distributed throughout the growing season. There are a variety of share options based on your needs. The pre-purchase not only allows the grower to determine how much to plant, but also provides the capital needed early in the season to get the crops in the ground.
The first step in planning the coming season is to know how many farm shares we are growing for. That is why we ask you to sign-up in advance so we can plan. In reality, we plan much farther in advance than a few months. We plant our garlic in October and our cover crops for the new field spaces in July. Not to mention, we have to pick rock and prep fields all spring to get it ready for those cover crop.s No wonder it is difficult to put a price on each tomato or broccoli head. That said, we set our goal for a number of farm members each season and allow folks to sign-up until we reach that goal. Please don’t be afraid to get your name on our list for next year.
Why We Grow
We Grow food following USDA organic rules for many reasons. First and foremost, we plan to be USDA certified organic in spring 2016. Second, we are extremely passionate about good tasting, healthy food. We also believe that food grown without pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals should be available locally and within the financial means of those who live in the area. Not to mention, using only organic certified seeds ensures we are reducing our impact on the environment through the purchases we make.
Food grown in high intensity agriculture operations thousands of miles away is not a sustainable food distribution system.
The farm to table connection benefits the consumer by providing the freshest food with the minimum carbon foot print created in transport. At We Grow, our sustainable growing techniques ensure that each year we will be able to maintain the same level of production without the input of chemicals or genetically modified seed.
And when you buy from a family operation, your money stays in our area.
We Grow Memberships
You are considered a member of our farm when you join our CSA at any share level. Aside from getting the freshest vegetables possible from a local family-farm, benefits of your We Grow membership include:
• First you-pickers. Members will be notified and scheduled ahead of the general public for all you-pick opportunities. This will include green beans, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more. When you sign-up, you can select text notifications, email messages or a phone message with information about this week’s you-pick opportunities.
• Add-ons. Members will be notified in advance of the contents of their weekly share as well as what we have available on the farm that is not in the box. Check out the list and let us know what you would like to add-on to your share. We will deliver to the farmer’s market or to your pick-up location.
• Part of the farm. Members will receive weekly newsletters in their shares with recipes and information about what’s in their box as well as what’s happening on the farm. Get to know your farmer!
• Farm events. Our goal is to host events, but we need feedback from our members to plan what you want. Pumpkin patch for members only? Apple cider pressing? As usual, we will hold our annual farm-to-table dinner. Plans are underway for this event and we look forward to hearing your suggestions as we grow to suit our customers demands. Learn more about on farm events >>