- CSA supports our family farm. Sharing the risk & rewards of the season to benefit everyone.
- CSA is a way to connect your family to a farm. Know the people and place behind your broccoli!
- CSA is a way to eat healthier with a farmer by your side supporting you in eating seasonally.
- CSA is a way to learn to love new vegetables in the peak of freshness and flavor.
New to Our Farm? Learn More about What our CSA is All About
CSA is more than fresh, local, organic food. CSA members write
“Cattail Organics is a beautiful place. The family farmers care deeply for the land, as well as, for the people who place trust in them to provide them with healthy produce. From a strawberry still dripping with the warm of the sun, to rich sweet kale, each CSA box is filled with adventures in taste, health and friendship.” Jen J. Wausau, WI
” Kat is one of the most passionate, hard-working, energetic and innovative people I’ve ever met. Her knowledge and dedication is clearly evident though the delicious and beautiful produce harvested each year. We love the customizable nature of our CSA share and the flexibility it provides. You’re not just a customer at Cattail Organics, you’re family.” Nicole F, Wausau WI
As a farmer the best part of my job is learning what my members love, knowing their kids allergies and school activities, and knowing I am putting the highest quality food onto the tables of my community.
Getting Ready to Sign Up? Download our Guide How to Choose the Right CSA Share PDF
CSA Share Options
May (4 Weeks) – a greens heavy season with several type of salad and cooking greens, onion family crops like wild ramps and scallions, mushrooms (2 weeks), and micro greens. You can also expect radishes, spring turnips, and pea greens and in 2020 honey and maple syrup! Spring Every Week Share $140 (no every other week shares sorry!)
Early June-Mid October (20 weeks = 5 months) – Your standard CSA with a focus on quantities and types of vegetables that families in the area use most (plus some other common and uncommon featured veggies on occasion).
Regular Share $565 ( 20 deliveries – less than $28/box)
Ever Other Week Share $315 (10 deliveries – $31.50/box)
Monthly $175 (5 deliveries $35/box)
School Year Only Share
September-December (15 weekly Deliveries)– Designed for people who travel often in summer or to compliment garden season. $450 ($30/box)
November and December (7 weeks) – A mixture of fall roots, cabbage family crops like broccoli, cabbage, winter squash, onions, potatoes and more with a hearty number of weekly greens like lettuce, spinach, kale; micro greens. The final delivery is a larger one. $240 ($34/box)
In 2020 these will feature their own newsletter and we will have two options for delivery. Flowers are a bouquet of seasonal flowers which fit into a wide mouthed ball jar with some special items like wreaths and door hangers seasonally. Delivered to all CSA sites.
Weekly Flower Shares $200 for 20 weeks ($10/delivery)
Every Other Week $125 for 10 delivers over 20 weeks ($12.50/delivery).
Some people find CSA boxes don’t always meet their expectations. Each season is a little different but you can download a PDF of our actual boxes (no customized) 2019 CSA boxes PDF
Worker Shares We are offering 3 worker share positions for 2020 which requires a weekly commitment of 4 hours in exchange for a regular share. See position descriptions below. If you have other skills like bookkeeping, accounting, art design, building etc and want to talk about a formal exchange just email or call.
Field Work (2 position)– Monday-Friday only either 8-12 or 1-5pm. A variety of physical labor including harvest, washing and weeding.
Housekeeping Share (1 position) – Its not glorious but we need help with basic house keeping such as laundry, floor cleaning, organization. Any day between 8-5pm will work.
Payment, Events, Cooking Support and More!
CSA provides the literal seed money for farms like mine so we can avoid seasonal debt and put energy into planning and preparing for the season as best we can. If you are able mail a check for a full amount OR mail two/three postdated checks (one for at least $50 downpayment and others dated before the season starts for the remainder).
If you need a payment plan please email or call I am happy to work with you!
We offer subsidized shares and can process foodshare (food stamps/EBT) in collaboration with Fairshare CSA coalition – Learn More or apply for financial help or to use EBT
Pick Up Wednesdays from 12-5pm (we extended hours at several locations) in Wausau, Medford, Stevens Point, Marshfield, and at the Farm.
Wausau: Downtown Grocery (downtown Wausau), Westside Wausau – Near Marathon Park ,Sconnies Ale House and Eatery (Schofield), Site in WestonThe Local
Medford : Marilyns Fire Station
Stevens Point TBA
Marshfield: Plan-it-earth Center
Workplace Picks Ups: Want to pick up at work. Workplaces with 10+ members can host an onsite pick up
Farm Pick up: At Cattail Organics Tuesday Evening-Wednesday Evening. All On-Farm pick ups receive a $25 discount.
Member Cooking Support
I will be providing weekly newsletters with recipes, shopping list for the current and following week, short online videos teaching you about the veggies of the week, quick cooking and storage tips, and will offer several classes (CSA 101; Stocking your pantry; and other TBA based on preseason survey). Beyond these venues I can pair any new member with a more experienced CSA member for ideas and support if you are new to seasonal eating. You can access a member tool kit by scrolling down on this page!
Farm Events 2020
CSA members will receive a calendar with all pick up days, events and community days market. See Events for the current schedule. Open House happens during our Spring Seedling Sale.
Spring Open house (First Week in June)– Pot herb plants, dwarf tomato or flower pot and decorate it if you like. See a CSA demo, collect eggs, and see the farm. Designed for all ages. Casual farm tour, coffee, tea and rhubarb bars.
Summer campfire night (July)– Join us for a potluck and s’mores and a campfire by our pond. Potluck, farm field sports, wood walks and other fun will be planned.
Fall Harvest For Local Food banks (October) – TBA