WHAT IS A CSA SUBSCRIPTION?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Our CSA members join the farm by purchasing a subscription to get a share of our produce either weekly (a full share) or every other week (a half share) during the growing season. Each share box contains 8-12 seasonal produce items from Middle Way Farm and occasionally from other local, organic Iowa farms with an approximate weekly market value of $30. For more information about about the perks of a Middle Way Farm CSA subscription, please see "Learn About Our CSA".
When members support our farm upfront prior to the growing season, we receive stable financial support we use to purchase what we need to farm and predictable demand for our produce that we can plan around. Our farm is made possible by community support.
We offer two share options (a full / every week share or a half / every other week shares) and three different 7 week long subscription seasons (Spring, End of Summer, and Fall). Sign up for one, two, or all three seasons! Half share members receive 4 of the 7 weekly boxes (weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7).
Spring: May 4 - June 15 - Sign Up Period Closed
End of Summer: August 24 - October 5 - Sign Up Period Open
Fall: October 26 - December 7- Sign Up Period Open
Middle Way Farm - 3633 Hwy 146, Grinnell - Wednesday, 4 - 8 pm. Shares not picked up will be stored in walk-in cooler for late pick-up on Thursday or Friday.
Grinnell Home Delivery - Door to door delivery. FREE for CSA customers. Must have address WITHIN Grinnell city limits (NOT a Grinnell postal address). Wednesday, 4 - 6 pm.
Esther & Co. (Newton) - Pick-up at the store (122 N 2nd Ave W) - Wednesday 4 - 5:00 pm. Late pick-up available the following day during business hours (10 am - 5 pm).
Partner Share Contributions
Help us raise $$$ for Local Food Connection!
After subscribing to your CSA share, we encourage you to add an additional, optional Partner Share Contribution ($5 - $100). This money goes directly to Local Food Connection, a local non-profit that purchases from local farms and provides no-cost CSA shares to folks who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford high quality, locally produced food. Middle Way Farm has between 5 to 10 Partner Share members in any given year and Local Food Connection also works with other area farms to purchase and donate food.