We had a very busy 1 week break between Spring and Summer Share pick-up. AND we are thrilled to say as of last night-every single crop we wanted to have in the ground or seeded in is in! Even some extra wish list treats are out too. We had a few full days but it sure feels good to have the really big jobs behind us. Around 300 tomato plants went in on a not too hot day. A long row of cherry tomatoes, 2 rows of red slicers and a split row of heirlooms and paste.

Over 2000 sweet potato slips went in at the farm. Our fantastic helper Jeannie and Jennifer blasted down the rows and we had it all done in a bit over 4 hours.

Potatoes in the foreground.

We weeded all the broccoli and onions and leeks and cabbage on a very hot day and the garden looks very spiffy.

Onions before and after weeding. We pull all the grass that grows in the holes. We only have to weed once but as you can see it is a big deal to get those weeds out of there.

The watermelon patch went in and the cantaloupe patch too….2 very long rows of cucumbers were transplanted and 2 long rows of 2nd rotation cabbage. More carrots were seeded in Hoop 2 where we pulled the spinach. A woodchuck decided to chomp down 3/4 of our 2 rows of edamame just as it was coming up. A BIG bummer but we had the space so we quickly reseeded in another area of the garden. We will just have to wait an extra week or 2 to eat edamame later this summer. Leaf lettuce was seeded in hoop 1 and more lettuce was transplanted in the hoop too. Hard to believe but I seeded in Fall broccoli in the greenhouse this week and more dill for itty bitty fronds for our cucumber salads later this summer. We are on a roll and final feel over the Spring planting hump. The plants sure grew in that heat wave and look robust….all except the early peas. They did not like the heat at all! They decided to flower and it seems too early as the vines are small. The earliest planting is already forming peas and I joked with Scott we will be picking peas on ankle-high vines! We are not going to have the pea bounty of past years due to that heat wave but we will have peas for sure right around the corner.

Summer Share #1


What is in your share-Basil Plant, head lettuce 2 in snack,3 in full, turnips, spinach, kohlrabi, arugula, tokyo bekena, pac choi, broccolini (full only)

Basil Plant-A nice Genovese variety to take home and transplant out into the garden or a larger pot.

Head lettuce-A great harvest this week of 3 different varieties….2 heads in each Snack Pack Share, 3 in each Full Share

Turnips-We have had our best harvest ever of the turnips! We planted tons VERY early in the hoop houses and had a great yield. Enjoy this springtime treat. The smooth texture and sweet flavor are wonderful. Delicious raw.

Spinach-This is the last of the Spring planted Spinach. We harvested and pulled the plants as they do NOT like the heat at all. We will replant again for Fall.

Kohlrabi-This is the kohlrabi we planted in hoop 2 in early spring. A crunchy addition to your salads.

Arugula-We planted a nice long bed in hoop 1 for this spicy treat. Enjoy as a snappy addition to a fresh salad or lightly wilt as a warm side.

Morning Arugula harvest.

Tokyo bekena-I’m a huge fan of this early season green. It’s got a great flavor and texture. Taste like fluffy Chinese Cabbage.

Pac Choi-We love this charred on the grill or in the oven and then add a shake of soy sauce. And it is fantastic raw in salads.

Broccolini-New for us this year after a failed attempt many years ago. It seemed this winter every time we went out to eat broccolini was on the menu. We decided to give it another shot-2 varieties and it is delicious! A quick toss in the frying pan with a bit of olive oil and garlic. Taste just like broccoli. Full Share only this week but more to come.


Another happy week around here. We are chugging along. The 1st zucchini patch is planted with 54 assorted zucchini plants. Eggplant is in and we decided to add a few more plants this year. We planted a 1/2 row eggplant and finished the row with tomatillos and call it our novelty row. A new lettuce rotation went in hoop 1 and more lettuce seeded in the greenhouse. We seed in 300 every week to keep our rotation steady. Lots of watering and the irrigation is running somewhere all day as it is dry! All the tomatoes and peppers will go out this weekend and it will be nice to have some space in the greenhouse again.

Spring Share #4

green spinach, head lettuce trio, turnips, kohlrabi, green onions/scallion, basil plant

Green spinach-a HUGE! bag of juicy green spinach. Very flavorful.

Head lettuce trio-3 different heads of lettuce from hoop 1. Unique in texture and flavor.

Turnips-We are thrilled to have these little gems for 3 weeks of the Spring Share. A very good turnip year for us. Enjoy the delicious flavor that can only be found in early Spring.

Turnip polishing…..

Kohlrabi- great flavor with a great crunch. We love kohlrabi. Can be enjoyed raw or roasted.

Basil plant-These are ready to go to new homes. Started from seed about 7 weeks ago. Italian Genovese Variety.

Green onion/Scallions-First onion of the season. Strong flavor. Raw or cooked they add that fresh onion taste after a long winter of storage onions.



A happy productive week around the gardens and the days zipped right by. The biggest news is the potatoes are all in! A bit over 310 pounds went in the ground in a little over 5 hours. Our wonderful helper Jeannie placed them down the rows and we rolled along quickly. Always a relief to have that big job behind us. We are excited as we are trailing a few new potato varieties this year for fun. Pink fleshed beauties I am most excited about this Fall. See what the first few harvests bring.

A very long row of leeks went in….about 3500 in total and 3 different varieties. Scott said a long time ago it is like sticking yarn in a hole. It takes patience but I had a good audiobook and it was a beautiful day. We planted 2 sections of edamame. Fun to dream about eating this crop later in the season.

We reseeded the turnip area in the hoop houses with carrots, transplanted lettuce starts, another row of beans and 2 varieties of kohlrabi. 1 variety of the 3 we planted of sugar Snap peas did not germinate well so we opted to replant with a stronger variety. It’s a hustle this time of year. Over the weekend our good friends and helpers Brian and Al came and all the supports went up for the tomatoes, cucumbers and peas. We are grateful for the help of these wonderful friends. Scott got the shade cloth on hoop 2. A sure sign that summer is coming.

Scott securing the shade cloth on hoop 2 in the background and the tomato trellises in the foreground. All row cover between the rows will be secured and tomatoes go in next week.

Peppers and Tomatoes are our last big deal job and we will start planting the end of next week. The garden is filling up and it feels wonderful.

Spring Share #3

What is in your share-Pink Spinach, mini head lettuces, micro greens, turnips, kohlrabi, pac choi and cilantro.

Pink Spinach-DELICIOUS! So beautiful…makes a very pretty salad. Be sure to eat the stems as they hold the sweetest flavor. There are recipes out there for just spinach stems! Google if interested as there are many.

Mini head lettuces-We love these little gems….great fresh taste and are crunchy.

Turnips-We have the full harvest out of the ground and are thrilled with the yield. This is a Springtime treat. This Japanese variety only grows well in cooler temperatures….the taste turns bitter in the heat.

A favorite “turnip” image from 2 years ago!

Micro greens-We love snipping and adding these baby radish starts to fresh salads. A bit of a snappy kick!

Kohlrabi-1st Kohlrabi harvest out of hoop 2. These were transplanted out in late March for an early treat. Scott likes to comment that all the leafy greens are delicious but nice to have some “hard goods” in the spring shares.

Purple pac choi-A variety called Rosie. Grilled, sauteed, or raw it has great flavor.

Cilantro-We have several trays of cilantro ready to cut for these members that love the flavor of this tasty herb. A nice accent to Mexican dishes and fresh salads.


We are having our Tomato Plant/Garden starts sale in the driveway this Friday and Saturday 8-4 both days! Tons of tomatoes-slice including heirloom, paste and cherry. Peppers, basil. broccoli, broccolini, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, leeks, kale, brussels sprouts ground cherry and more….

A fun week around here….long rows of swiss chard went out in the garden and the 1st rotation of green beans seeded in. Cucumbers started in the greenhouse and a whole new rotation of asian greens. Friends came over the weekend and helped lay landscape fabric down our walking rows for a weed barrier and it looks snazzy out there. Scott has the irrigation set and running and we will lay the summer squash tarps this week for zucchini planting. We harvested 4 long sections of turnips from hoops 1 and 2 and they look fantastic. Carrots will be seeded in once the areas prepped. Feels wonderful to be back at it again! A few long days and early mornings but we sure are happy.


What is in your share-head lettuce, leaf lettuce, radishes, baby kale, turnips, sweet potatoes and spinach

Head lettuce-A sweet and delicious butterhead variety of lettuce. Only grows well in Spring. A CSA favorite.

Leaf lettuce-Nice big bags of this tasty treat. Scott jokes it is like washing tissue paper! All our lettuces are tripple rinsed and air dried before we bag up for the shares.

Radishes-The garden gem medley from hoop 2. This finishes out this rotation.

Baby kale mix-Harvested small from hoop 1. Delicious in fresh salads or slighty wilted too.

Turnips!-The shining star of the week. We planted tons early this spring in booth hoop houses. They are delicious. Sweet and the texture! smooth as butter. Enjoy this delight.

Spinach-this is the 1st picking of our Spring planted spinach. Great harvest!

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-Mini head lettuce, PINK SPINACH, pac choi, micro greens, kohlrabi?, turnips and more….

Hoop 2 is fully planted with Springtime delights!

We love this time of year. New beginnings and hopeful. The hoop houses are planted with early-season crops and the outside garden is going in with cold-tolerant plantings. Long rows of broccoli, and broccolini too this year- cabbage, chinese cabbage, brussels sprouts and kale all in. We finished up the onions yesterday and calculated that about 9600 went in those rows! We joke when crops go in…”sure hope we have enough!” Peas are poking up and the garlic is tall. Our heated greenhouse is jammed FULL with all the tomatoes and peppers, squash and melon starts. The next rotation of hoop house crops are ready to be transplanted. Scott had to add two “additions” to the greenhouse this year and it now has wings on either side! A nice strong start to the season.

Spring Share #1

Spinach-A favorite Spring treat. This is the Spinach we transplanted into hoop 2 last August and wintered over. This is the final picking of winter-overed spinach. Next week we will transition to the 1st harvest of Spring planted spinach.

Pea Shoots-Keep these beauties on a bright windowsill on a saucer. Water as needed-Snip and eat the tender shoots with salads, as a garnish or wilt in a broth or stir fry for a delicious Springtime treat. Flavor is just like a fresh pea. This is a 1 and done. Will not regrow. Compost after all the shoots are cut.

Tokyo Bekana-A family favorite. A flavorful Asian Green. Tastes like a fluffy Chinese Cabbage. Add to raw salads or sandwiches for a bit of crunch or loft. Can also be quickly wilted and enjoyed as a warm side dish. We like to add a few shakes of soy sauce after wilted. Enjoy!

Pac Choi-2 varieties. Add to your fresh salads and enjoy raw. Grilled and slightly charred is fantastic. We also oven-bake on a cookie sheet for our veggie side at meals. Long storage life too.

Leafy baby greens mix-This is a fun little mix of assorted baby greens. Enjoy raw.

Radish Medley-We have 4 varieties planted in hoop 2 and will continue to harvest through next week.


Happy New Year!

We are very excited to launch the 2023 Season. Last year was a “best ever!” season for us again and we are looking forward to another strong and happy season with our CSA Family. Our 12th Season sharing our gardens with the community.

The 2023 CSA Enrollment is open for the month of January to any past member of FoxLine. Enrollment to the general public and waiting list opens on February 1.

Download/Copy the Enrollment form below or contact us at foxlinecityfarm@yahoo.com and we will add you to the list!

Hoop 2 May 2022


SPRING SHARE 2023 4 consecutive weeks of cool-loving crops from our hoop houses starting in May.  A green lovers delight!  The share will include 6-10 different offerings each week.  Tons! of Spinach, head lettuce, salad mix, saute mix, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, micro greens, arugula, salad turnips, radishes, baby carrots, pac choi, asian greens, and more!  A delicious treat after the long cold winter!! Produce is clean, carefully packaged, and stored in our walk-in cooler until the time of pickup. $155.00 ($38.75 week) 


Full Share-18 consecutive weeks starting in June. A perfect share for a family or couple that cooks most weekly meals at home.  Feel free to share a share with another family and split the bounty weekly or every other week.   Weekly offerings of seasonal produce all summer long.  Tons of leafy greens!, spinach, lettuce, salad mix, saute mix, basil, asian greens, pac choi, swiss chard, celery, rhubarb, radishes, carrots, beets, summer squash, winter squash, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, edamame, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, melons, eggplant, peppers, brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, turnips, flowers and more…..Produce is clean, carefully packaged, and stored in our walk-in cooler until the time of pickup. $715 ($39.72 a week)


SNACK PACK SHARE-18 consecutive weekly pick-ups starting in June…..Back by popular demand after 2014 launch…..  The perfectly sized share for a single person or busy couple or family.  Smaller portions-1 meal, “ready to eat” produce, and low preparation time all considered when we pack the snack pack share.  We love this share!  Seasonal garden produce all season long.  Tons of leafy greens!, spinach, lettuce, salad mix, saute mix, asian greens, basil, swiss chard, celery, rhubarb, radishes, carrots, beets, summer squash, winter squash, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, edamame, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, melons, eggplant, peppers, brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, turnips, flowers and more…..Produce is clean, carefully packaged, and stored in our walk-in cooler until the time of pickup. $500 ($27.78 a week)

Our Pick up routine remains the same….consecutive Thursdays at our house 1200 Carpenter Street Baraboo WI. All produce will be washed and ready in our cooler in returnable cloth totes ready to go at pick-up time. Spring Share 4pm-6pm Summer Share 3pm-6pm. Outside open-air pick up available upon request.

We will confirm by email all membership and payments received.

Let the season begin!

Thank you! We made it to the final pickup of the regular summer share season. It is fun to say we had the best-ever season! We love sharing the bounty of the gardens with our CSA Family. We have said it many times before but we are beyond grateful for this life we have and so thankful for the members of our CSA family. Much love to all of you.

Gold Rush.

A beautiful week of final duties. We STILL! have digging to do with the big sweet potato harvest but think all will finally be out of the ground next week. It feels good to see the space open up in the main gardens and the compost pile grows. Scott has most of the trellising down in the gardens and we have irrigation to pull. The hoop houses are planted with late seasons greens for the bonus shares but the ground is opening up in there too.

Scott washing the last of the greens of the main 2022 season.

It has been a near-perfect season for us and we are glad, relieved and a bit tired all rolled together. Thank you to all members that returned the survey. It is very helpful in planning and we appreciate the honest opinions on this season. Overall we feel very positive about the summer. The weather was wonderful and we had a bounty of rain. Our tomato season was strong and that is always a relief as so much time is dedicated to this crop. We were happy with 8 weeks of harvest but a bit disappointed that the heirloom varieties were not the powerhouses they have been past seasons. We had great cucumbers and zucchini and the bean rotations seemed to hit the mark. We reached our annual yearly goal of fresh delicious lettuce every week in our shares. We do not think any other CSA does this and we are thrilled we are able to pull it off through the summer heat. We had a best-ever season with many crops, kohlrabi, carrots, onions, lettuce, spinach, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Brussels sprouts were strong this year after crop failure last year due to mildew. Cabbage and early broccoli were great too. Oh! edamame was perfect this year and we felt the volume just right. We were happy with the beet rotations that came out of hoop 2-this is a crop we struggle with a bit for some reason and we are happy with our decision to only plant in the hoop house and we are happy we transplanted those itty bitty transplants to get a jump on the harvest. Cousin John’s Sweet Corn rocked! Absolutely fantastic and we are grateful with the Raupp Family Farm sharing their delicious sweet corn with us. The disappointments are few but there are always a few. Our second rotation of broccoli grew huge and strong in the summer heat and rain and then those big damp heads baked in the hot afternoon sun and rotted. Ick! And sad to watch. We were bummed with the pepper harvest too. Peppers were there but not the bounty we hoped for. Over all we are happy with the season and feel satisfied with our rotation of variety and quality.

Scott just did the total for the season…..13,344 pounds of produce went home with share members this summer. WOW!

A thank you to our helpers Jeannie and Al who were there when we needed them. Happy workers that made life easier. And a thank you to all again who kept us going last Fall when Scott was ill and supported us in so many ways….everyone of you made this season possible and we are beyond grateful.

CSA #18-Final Share of the 2022 Summer CSA Season


Head Lettuce-Another juicy, delicious and beautiful head lettuce.

Arugula-A snappy treat for the final share. Great added to fresh raw salads or a light wilt with a bit of salt for a warm side.

Arugula triple rinsed and ready for the shares.

Potaotes-The variety this week is gold rush. Great for soups but can be baked fried or boiled.

Just dug gold rush

Leeks-Love the flavor in hash or of course potato leek soup.

Sweet potatoes-We included both varieties this week in the shares…

Squash-Snack choose 1 Full Share choose 2-several varieties to choose from.

Onions-Storage that will last several months.

Pie Pumpkin-A varietiy we love. Heirloom. Very dry and creamy. Perfect for soup, bars or pie. Thin walled so not a long storage life….Fall ornamentals here for thise members that would rather have a decorative and not bake a pumpkin.



A happy week here to kick off October. Fun days in the autumn sun digging out the sweet potatoes and hauling loads out of the pumpkin and squash patch. We are beating the frost expected Friday night. We have a ways to go with the sweet potatoes but what a harvest!

1/2 way with the sweet potato big dig!

We love this time of year with all the colors and wonderful bounty! It sure is heavy and we are running out of storage space but we are not complaining-this has been a near-perfect season for us and always fun to say “best ever!” Spinach and lettuce are amazing this week from the hoop houses and the hoop houses will chug along hopefully until Christmas as we like to harvest on Christmas Eve for fun…We have the last leeks to pull from the main garden this coming week and the outside gardens will be ready to be put to bed.



Head lettuces-A perfect pair and just delicious.

We planted 2 different colors of the same variety with the hope they would be ready at the same time. It worked!

Sweet potatoes-A different variety this week-bayou belle. Enjoy!

Bayou Belle

Spinach-A huge harvest out of hoop 2. Very flavorful.

Spinach at morning harvest.

Brussels Sprouts-A treat for sure. We snuck some more off the stalks and got 100 pounds. Roasted or pan fried they are delicious. Or shaved in a slaw make a great raw salad.

Radishes-A snappy addition to fresh salads….

Garlic-This is the end of the garlic for the season.

Onions-More storage onions cured in our shed. These will last several months.

Squash-Several varieties to choose from…snack select 1 full share select 2.



A photo from a few years ago but a favorite I like to look at this time of year….We have a happy life-thank you to all that have made it happen.


2 frosty mornings and we know Autumn is here. We harvested all the peppers and the last of the green beans from the outside gardens before the chilly nights and closed the sides on the hoop houses. We LOVE this time of year.

1st frost on the brussels sprouts.

We are hauling heavy and colorful harvests out of the gardens these days. The sweet potato bonanza continues and hopefully the last of them will be out of the ground by the end of next week. Absolutely amazing and we will have a bounty of sweet potatoes in the last 2 shares. 15 crates out of a 1/2 row and now we ponder where we are going to store them all.

We have a few more potatoes to pull out, but we are on the other side of that big job for sure.

Gold rush potato harvesting…

Our goal is to get a truckload of squash and pumpkins every day and we are in front of that too right now. We are having fun but it does feel a bit odd not to be transplanting or seed starting.

CSA #16


Head Lettuce-I think this week’s lettuce harvest is the best of the season. Crisp, flavorful, HUGE! and beautiful.


Winter Squash- Full share select 2 snack pack select 1. A great variety to choose from. Acorns, delicata, butternuts, and a few unusual ones too.

Ornamental Pumpkins-We have the driveway all set for members to select their favorite.

Ornamentals harvest!

Heirloom Upstate baby potatoes-Fantastic steamed or roasted. Smooth buttery flavor.

Purple potatoes(Full Only)-These are a family favorite and the best mashed and a fun surprise at dinner.

Peppers-We harvested all that was in the field before the frost and a selection of the sweets are in all the shares.

Green Beans!-(full only)-last of these too for the season.

last bean harvest of the season.

Cabbage/chinese cabbage-Final minis from the garden. 1 or the other in the shares this week.

Carrots-We had a goal this season to plant more carrots. A great harvest this week. Final carrot crop out of hoop 2 on Sunday. Enjoy!




CSA #15

A week of clean-up around the gardens….”wide open spaces” the theme. All tomatoes are gone and trellises coming down. Feels odd not to focus on tomatoes as it has been a constant since March. Our favorite activity this time of year is visiting the squash/pumpkin patch and we are diving in. The 1st truck load came out and Maeve drove! She drives we load…

We are thrilled with the spinach harvest starting up again and looking to pull the final carrot crop from hoop 2. The chill is in the air and somehow Autumn is here. Fun ornamental(and edible) pumpkins in our future. Pumpkin harvest is always fun. Beautiful unexpected gifts are found under those big leaves after a season of hard work. “WOW! come look at this one” we say over and over. It’s been a wonderful season.

CSA #15


Head lettuce-I love growing lettuces. The differences in flavor, texture, and colors are very interesting to me. We harvested 2 varieties this week. A green leafy summer crunch that is a huge muppet head and delicious and a dark-colored summer crisp. Green heads in snack and both in full this week.

Spinach-Our first big harvest of the fall season. Delicious and juicy and glad it is back with the cool temperatures. Triple rinsed and ready to eat.

We are experimenting this Fall. We transplanted spinach in a checkerboard pattern (as usual) and also direct seeded in the hoop house in rows. We are going to see if we notice any differences.

Carrots!-Grown in hoop 2. The variety is called Romance and a favorite.

What a beauty!

Storage onions-A few from our curing rack in the shed. A great onion year. The variety is Dakota.

Jeannie and Maeve harvested the onions many weeks ago.

Sweet potato-Best ever harvest for us-and that is fun to say. Enjoy!

Italian Fry Peppers-Sweet and colorful.

Green Beans-This is the “Hail Mary” crop we planted. Never know if they will produce in time with weather and day length. They made it! And the longest beans we ever picked.

Garlic-We will have garlic in every other week shares until the end….

Squash!-Finally…it is here! We will have Squash out for share members to select a favorite. Snack choose 1 Full Share choose 2. Great selection including heirlooms.

Cilantro-Trays are out to cut what members wish….