Thursday, May 24, 2012

2012 CSA Pick-up Information

Greetings Herbal Turtle CSA Members!!! Thanks for choosing to be a part of our CSA, we are extremely excited about this season! The warmer weather and addition of our modest but effective greenhouses has got us off to a great start this year. We will continue to publish weekly newsletters which will include farm news, box contents, and recipes for you to try. In an effort to save paper this year we have decided to post the newsletters here on our blog at but not in a hardcopy form. The blog will be updated every Wednesday. Our first box is scheduled for the 2nd week in June. If we have enough produce ready to do a box earlier than that we will call everyone and let you know.

Winona members, your pick-up site will remain at Bluff Country Coop in the produce section. We will have boxes there by Noon on Wednesdays and you can pick them up anytime between Noon and Close (8pm). Please keep in mind that the sooner you can get your box the better as things may start to wilt if left out too long.

Trempealeau members, this year we will be dropping boxes off at the Simota House. The address is 12365 Hunter Lane. Boxes can be picked up between 6 and 8pm on Wednesdays.

Rochester members, you can get your boxes from us at the Saturday Downtown Rochester Farmer’s Market. We are there between 7am and Noon. We will bring coolers to keep your produce cool but the sooner you can get there the better. The farmer’s market is a great place to pick up a box! You can do your other shopping at the same time!

La Crosse Members, pick-up will be at the Riverside Corporate Wellness Office (RSCII Building, 2nd Floor - above River Rocks) Thursdays between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm. After 4pm the boxes will be placed outside the office in the hallway. We do have an alternate drop site in La Crescent so if you know that you will consistently be later than 4:00 to pick up your box let us know and we can arrange to have you go to the other site.

Please remember to return your boxes each week! The wax boxes are fairly expensive so we only order what we need each year. As you can imagine it can cause a lot of problems if we don’t get them back each week! Your name will be listed on your box along with a color coding system that lets us know which add-ons you are supposed to get so make sure you don’t peel off the colored stickers :).

If for some reason you are not able to pick up your box please let us know ahead of time and we can make other arrangements. Any boxes left over at the pick-up sites will be taken and eaten by employees of the pick-up sites! Also, if there are any issues or you have any questions please contact us directly. The businesses that allow us to use their space for pick-up have no other involvement with our farm and will not be able to help you. We love hearing from our members so feel free to reach out! Bryan: 507.450.5877, Katelyn: 507.313.5085. Looking forward to a GREAT season!

Your Farmers,

Bryan, Katelyn, Katie, James and Ayden

Herbal Turtle Farms


  1. Woo Hoo!!! Watch out for Featherstone though, they might steal your box, cut it up and return it stashed inside one of theirs :) The horror, the horror.