Winter Work at Driftless Organics

Winter Work at Driftless Organics

Despite the frozen fields, CSA doesn’t always halt during the winter. Driftless Organics, located in Soldiers Grove, WI, runs a winter vegetable share, supplies to grocery stores, and attends the winter farmers’ market so that we can eat vegetables all year long! Check out how their operation bustles even through the “off-season.”

Photo credit: Driftless Organics

“Even though it’s the dead of winter outside, our vegetable business is bursting with life as we wash tons and tons of carrots, potatoes, cabbage, radishes, parsnips, beets and more for CSA Members (our Winter Veggie Lovers Share), grocery stores like Willy St, Good Harvest and Whole Foods, and distributors like Coop Partners Warehouse in St. Paul, MN. On today’s list: bagging carrots & potatoes, washing winter squash, rutabaga and yellow carrots; and constructing pallets of wax boxes full of delicious veggies for our wholesale deliveries. We have a truck full of goodies heading out to do our local route to LaCrosse &

Bagging potato spuds. Photo credit: Driftless Organics

Viroqua and another headed up to the Twin Cities. It’s a busy day!

Also on the docket for the day: packing the final round of CSA boxes. We’re just finishing up the last of the onions, garlic and sweet potatoes of the year, stored carefully with the intention of providing our members with these staples up to the very last box.
All the while, we’re planning and scheming and making improvements to the farm for the 2018 season. We’re ordering seed, soil and supplies. We are redesigning the Driftless Organics website. We’re training in some new faces and saying goodbye to some old ones. And the most exciting part? Our 2018 CSA Sign Up is OPEN! We’re so darned excited for the new season and hope we’ll see all of our members from last year, plus some new faces as well. In 5 short weeks, we will be firing up the greenhouse and the season begins once again. We can’t wait!!
Until then (and probably into April!), we’ll keep washing our goods and you can find them at your local food co-op, Whole Foods, or at the Dane County Farmers Market (every Saturday, at the Madison Senior Center). Come say Hello!
We are 13 amazing Driftless Team Members strong this winter, and from all of us to all of you: Keep Eating Your Veggies!”
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