Wisconsin summer, right in your freezer.

Welcome to Farmshed’s Frozen Assets Program

 

We contract directly with local farms to grow certified organic vegetables that are picked at the peak of ripeness and then brought to the Farmshed kitchen.  In the kitchen, we partner with shareholders and volunteers to process, freeze, and package the produce.  November – March, Frozen Assets are distributed in 10 lb shares, once or twice a month to community members.  Read all the details below!

Certified Organic CSA Farms Supported: Cattail Organics, Red Door Family Farm, Rising Sand Organics, Whitefeather Organics

Vegetables Frozen: Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Green Beans, Peppers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, and Winter Squash (Butternut).

Shares Available:

  • Full Share – 10 lbs twice per month (1lb of each vegetable listed above)
    • 10 pick ups = 100 lbs total
    • $500
  • Half Share – 10 lbs once per month (1lb of each vegetable listed above)
    • 5 pick ups = 50 lbs total
    • $250
  • Pick-ups November through March

Payment Options: Cash, Check, FoodShare/EBT (contact Farmshed to learn more about this option)

Retail Outlets: Frozen Assets can also be found at The Market on Strongs in Stevens Point and Family Natural Foods in Wisconsin Rapids.

Click Here to Sign Up for a 2018-19 Share


How to Volunteer:

Frozen Assest Shareholders will receive a $10 dollar rebate for every 3.5 hour shift, shorter shifts can be combined to receive rebate.

Farmshed Members will receive their choice of 2 bags of frozen produce (from current inventory) for every 3.5 hour shift, shorter shifts can be combined to receive bags.

Non-Members and Non-Shareholders will be entered into a monthly drawing to win 5lbs of frozen produce for every 3.5 hour shift. 2 winners will be drawn each month.

Click Here to get involved with Processing


Why Frozen Assets:

  • Frozen Assets Vegetables are free of additives and preservatives.
  • Frozen Assets Vegetables are already prepped and ready to use.
  • We only use top quality produce from certified organic CSA farms.
  • Your purchase will support local farms and Farmshed programming.
  • We utilize renewable solar energy to assist our food processing and storage.

News Alert!

Farmshed’s Frozen Assets Program was featured on WSAW’s Sunrise 7 – Farm to Fork Segment on February 13th, 2017.  Check it out:

http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Farm-to-Fork-Savor-the-taste-of-summer-413564273.html


Why Farmshed Started Freezing Their Assets:

  • Funding from the USDA Local Food Promotion Program in 2016 enabled us to finish the Farmshed Community Kitchen and develop a food processing model that will help sustain it long term.
  • People have requested more ways to access local vegetables in the winter, due to Wisconsin’s short growing season.
  • Working directly with farmers to set fair prices and contracting for product ahead of the season helps to build an equitable food system.
  • In a 2015 community survey, 84% of responders reported that they were most interested in freezing as a preservation technique.
  • Freezing food at peak ripeness preserves nutrients almost to the level of their fresh counterparts.

2017-2018 Newsletters/Recipes

Take a look at Frozen Asset Newsletters to see recipes and past Farmshed updates!

Week 1 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 2 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 3 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 4 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 5 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 6 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 7 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 8 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 9 Frozen Assets Newsletter

Week 10 Frozen Assets Newsletter

WHY SUPPORT FARMSHED

We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership supports our programming as well as our production greenhouse and community kitchen
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