Homegrown Wisconsin CSA News
I received news in my inbox regarding Homegrown Wisconsin, the popular farmers cooperative that provides organic produce to local restaurants and consumers (via their CSA).
The member farms have collectively sold the CSA business to their manager, Deb Hansen. To quote the letter from the cooperative farmers: “It has been a challenge for us to run our individual farms and the HGW cooperative, and we expect that the CSA will thrive as a private business.”
The CSA will be renamed “Simply Wisconsin”.
I am a HGW CSA customer (follow my ongoing blog posts covering the deliveries) and I certainly hope that this change works out for the better. Personally, I enjoyed the fact that as a customer of a cooperative, I knew that the farmers owned the company that I wrote my check to. Now, I do have to consider that there is a middleman, of sorts.
I’ll be posting any developments in this blog as this season moves to a close and the winter season starts.