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Print and mail your registration form to join Abbe Hills Farm CSA in 2014.

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To find out what's happening at Abbe Hills Farm CSA, or what it was like at this time last year, read the Newsletters. Here are newsletters from previous years.

Visit Our On-Farm Market

Abbe Hills Farm sells vegetables to the public every Friday afternoon, 4:00 until 6:00, from June to September.  Everyone is welcome.  We sell whatever produce we have available in excess of the needs of our CSA.  Watch the farm Facebook page to find out exactly what we'll have each week.

Summer Jobs for Students

Abbe Hills Farm CSA, near Mt. Vernon, Iowa, hires summer workers. Job announcements for college age workers and high school age workers explain the application process.  

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Oct 25 vegetables

Shareholders and guests this week get onions, potatoes, several kinds of lovely braising greens,  green and colored peppers, kale and collards, parsley, cilantro, chilies, rainbow chard, winter squash, beets, salad turnips, brussels sprouts, chinese cabbage, radishes, lettuce, arugula, and daikon radish.

Eggs for Sale

 

There are lots of lovely eggs, $3.50 per dozen. Eggs are in the walkin cooler in the big red shed.  Email first to make sure the door is open when you want to come.

The chickens are famous!  Watch this little video to see how Abbe Hills Farm layers spend most of their lives - on a yummy pasture.

Welcome to Abbe Hills Farm

Abbe Hills Farm CSA has served families in the Mount Vernon, Lisbon, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area with fresh, tasty, healthy vegetables since 1996. In 2014, Laura Krouse and her team will grow vegetables for about 150 shareholder families for 20 weeks from early June until the end of October.

Members are the priority

Growing for the CSA is Laura's primary responsibility. The CSA always gets first harvest of everything grown, and nearly everything that the gardens produce. Not every CSA has this philosophy. You help Laura by committing to a share and absorbing some of the financial risk of farming, and she helps you by providing the very best food she can – food that keeps you healthy, produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, by workers who are fairly paid, and at an affordable price to you. 

Open Pollinated Seed Corn

Abbe Hills Farm is also the home of Abbe Hill Open Pollinated Seed Corn.  The heirloom yellow dent corn has been grown on this eastern Iowa farm since 1903.  Open pollination (OP) is an ancient technique for making improvements in our food crops.  The wind is responsible for moving pollen around the field each July, while Laura is responsible for selecting the best ears to save for seed for the following year.  Seed for Abbe Hills OP is sold all over the upper Midwest to farmers who want the best quality feed for their livestock.