From Our Farm to Your Table
An amazing array of fresh seasonal veggies–everything from spring greens to winter squash–we are already growing heirloom tomatoes in the greenhouse!
Bush beans (three different varieties)
Summer and winter squash are
Heirloom tomato varieties
Greens of all kinds
Food for the Soul
baked goods made from scratch
Jams, syrups, and sweets
Add on options like local organic chicken
To make things really exciting, each box will contain some unique goodies such as eggs, freshly baked goods, jams, jellies, chutneys, etc., and, oh heck, even our INCREDIBLE maple syrup!
Baked goods are organic and locally sourced. Periodically, we will offer add-ons such as local organic chicken.
We have been working on cleaning up the soil here for over ten years. Our vegetable gardens are all organic and regeneratively grown. We are so closed-loop, we bought three cows that we keep for our fertilizer factory. We are crazy enough to buy them giant rolls of organic hay from Cross W Ranch in Howell, MI, so that we know what goes into our Ferti and Lizer... and Little Mac!
Did we mention fresh eggs? They may also appear in your box.
We must go beyond organic, as it is currently defined in the National Organic Standards, and strive for food that is not only healthy and natural, but also local!
Buying locally means farmers get more of the food dollar, we get better nutrition, and less fuel is consumed in transport. Change the world you live in by supporting small businesses.
Why is joining our CSA good for your health, the environment, the local community, and your pocket book?
You'll be shopping local
Let's start with the cost.
480.00 dollars a share up front for a season's worth of fresh veggies, fruits, and other delicious add-ons.
In 2015, the average family spent $3.00 per day on veggies alone. That is an average of $90.00 per month.
We don't have to tell you that the cost of fresh vegetables has risen dramatically since. If you look at the USDA projections for 2022, the prices are rising significantly, partly because of trucking and fertilizer costs.
You are inflation-proofing your food by purchasing in advance.
"The world is now awash in monocultures of genetically uniform varieties, fed by chemical fertilizers."
–Dan Barber, The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Not here on Rebel Farm. Which is why we named it Rebel Farm. We grow regeneratively, which is beyond organic. We know that our vegetables are more nutrient-dense than conventionally grown vegetables. We do not use chemicals and we are open for all of our shareholders to inspect and participate.
Regenerative agriculture focuses on the following principles:
Organic matter, soil armor, and fungal networks
The diversity of plants living together
Continuous Live Plant/Root, which means not tilling
Livestock integration—Ferti, Lizer, Mac, and the chicks!
Minimizing soil disturbance and cover cropping
Buying shares means you are helping the local economy in several different ways. You are helping to support the farmer and the folks that he employs. As many of you know, we are a teaching farm. The more veggies we sell, the more farm interns come here to learn via the Wwoof USA program. It also helps us get to the farmer's markets.
Buy local produce.
We are beyond organic. We provide regeneratively grown produce and other unique farm goods.
We are announcing our new Rebel CSA. What the heck does CSA mean? Community Shared Agriculture is a farming model built on fairness and transparency for both the farmer and the consumer. Traditionally, a consumer buys a share of a farm up-front, which provides financial security to the farmer for that season. In return, the consumer receives a regular box of fresh produce.
Lakehouse (or farmers' market, TBD) Commerce TWP Pick up:
The 4th and 18th of May, the 1st and 15th of June, the 13th and 27th of July, the 17th and 31st of August, the 14th and 28th of September, and the 12th and 26th of October.
Become a Rebel Farm shareholder today!
Each share costs $480
May-October, two boxes per month, or 12 shares at $40 each
A maximum of 25 shares are permitted
When you sign up for a share, you are agreeing to pay for your share up-front (or pay a deposit and make agreed-to payments).
Payments can be made in cash, by check, or via our shop.
Rebel Farmer CSA
Hillsdale Farmers' Market Pick up:
The 14th and 28th of May, the 11th and 25th of June, the 9th and 23rd of July, the 13th and 27th of August, the 10th and 24th of September, and the 8th and 22nd of October.
If you are unable to pick it up for any reason, please notify us ahead of time. Feel free to have a friend pick up your share. Otherwise, we will distribute your share to other members.