Spring is finally here and at Rise Up Farms we're getting ready for the 2013 CSA season. Our greenhouse is full of thousands of little starts: tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, herbs, and onions are already getting their first true leaves and we have dozens more crops ready to germinate and plant in the field.We are very excited to be growing vegetables for Michiana for another season! Whether this is your first year as part our CSA or you're a Rise Up veteran, we want to thank all our 2013 shareholders for your support and confidence in our small farm. And we are still welcoming half and full shares. Just click on the CSA 2013 Details tab, print off the member agreement, and send it to us. Our work share list is full, but you can still submit an application for the waiting list.
Join us to celebrate another fruitful season at Rise Up Farms! We’ll have live music from Lookout Mountain, Theory Expats, Re-Issued and Marty Miles Band, creative activities for kids, food straight from the farm, and drink from New Paradigm brewing. This is an event for everyone, so bring your family and your friends! Admission is just $3 per adult, and kids get in free. Harvest Fest is on Saturday November 8th from 5 - 10pm. See you there!
Rise Up Farms is a permaculture cooperative located 3 miles east of Elkhart, Indiana. We are the stewards of a landscape that furnishes a diversity of fine fruits and vegetables, gourmet herbs, honey, and maple syrup. Our products are sold through our 50-member CSA, the Purple Porch Co-op in South Bend, and a variety of area restaurants and natural foods grocers.
Through our CSA, we offer the fruits of our landscape to your household. This is made possible through a relationship of mutual support: A community of members supports their local grower; in turn, with the skillful help of the grower, the local ecology supports the community.
By working directly with you, without the intermediary of stores or wholesalers, we have the opportunity to provide the freshest quality and the most competitive organic prices. This system is known as Subscription Farming, Community Supported Agriculture, or, most simply, a CSA.