Juan Gonzalez Torres of Los Abuelos Farley Farm began Los Jalapeños CSA in 2011. He has seven years of vegetable growing and marketing experience in Wisconsin, but he learned the art of farming as a boy in Puebla, Mexico. There, his family has grown and sold vegetables for more than 35 years. Juan was a founding member of the Spring Rose Growers Cooperative and one of the first farmers at the Farley Center Farm Incubator. He named his business Los Abuelos Farley Farm in honor of Gene and Linda Farley who supported him as a beginning farmer.
Los Jalapeños CSA members will enjoy 20 weeks of seasonal vegetable favorites as well as Mexican specialty crops like strawberries, squash blossoms, pápalo and tomatillos. Other vegetables will include spinach, cilantro, lettuce, green beans, scallions, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, beets, sugar snap peas, swiss chard, onions, potatoes, squash, broccoli, and tomatoes.
In addition to the CSA, you can also purchase “market shares” which are $50 vouchers worth $55 for your choice of produce at our stands at the Northside Farmers Market (Sundays), Hilldale Farmers Market (Wed. and Sat.) and East Washington (Thurs. at Hawthorne Library/WIC Department of Health).
Farms at the Farley Center are CERTIFIED ORGANIC by the Midwest Organic Services Association.
Shares cost $450 and will provide enough weekly vegetables for 3-4 people. Drop sites are located throughout the Madison area.