Our 2021 Vegetable CSA is Open
Traditional CSA: The information below (excluding the market share description) all pertains to our traditional CSA program.
Sign-up via check (email or send the paper form with your check) CSA Order Form 2021 . To Pay and sign-up online (note that there is an added cost for credit card for this option and you cannot use the current member sign up discount – use PDF and Send a Check for the best value) visit our online store
Market Shares: In 2021 we are offering 20 openings for our NEW Market Shares. These shares have all the collective benefits of CSA like access to the newsletter, tote bags and stickers, and farm experiences/events (distanced or kits in 2021), as well as access to a CSA only store front with a 5% discounts. Shares can be ordered online here and paid for online OR you can send a check payment. Choose any increment of $300 (from $300-$1200). You will be sent a code/virtual gift card in April that can be used May-November on online on the store pick the farmers market for Saturday Pick up in Wausau OR on the farm. You can also shop in person. Additional $300 increments can be added throughout the season.
NOTE: we can use the partner shares program or sign you up to have EBT/Foodshare processed monthly for these shares. Contact us for information on how to do this! You will have to choose your share amount for the whole season up from ($300-$600).
Payment Details and Subsidized Shares
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
- 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
Spring Shares 2021 – SOLD OUT. Contact us for the waitlist
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 or maple syrup! Spring Every Week Share $140 (no every other week shares sorry!)
Summer Shares 2021
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 $585 ( 20 deliveries)
Ever Other Week Share $335 (10 deliveries)
Monthly $180 (5 deliveries )
School Year Only Share 2021
September-December (12 weekly Deliveries)– Designed for people who travel often in summer or to compliment garden season. $400
Extended Season Shares 2021
A 4 week season Oct-Nov. Choose an Every Week $140 or Every Other Week Schedule. This share is for CSA members who want to extend the season until Thanksgiving! – Lots of greens, green topped roots, and some appearances of fall favorites like butternut squash, potatoes and roots but a focus on fresh! $70-$140
Some people find CSA boxes from a given farm don’t always meet their expectations. Our facebook page has a picture of a box for each week (choose at random) and while each season is a little different but you can download a PDF of our actual boxes (non 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.
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 , The Local Weston
Medford : Marilyns Fire Station
Stevens Point Central Rivers Farmshed
Marshfield: TBA in 2021
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 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 2020/21 – NOTE due to COVID 19 EVENTS ARE ON HOLD. We will keep members up to date and are creating some “events at home” and self guided farm tours for 2021.
CSA members will receive a calendar with all pick up days, events and community days market. See Events for the current schedule.