New Carlisle farm promotes fresh food for local consumers

 

A greenhouse at the farm.

Press release and photo from Rainfield Farm

Rainfield Farm of New Carlisle is excited to join other community-supported agriculture (CSA) farmers across the country to celebrate CSA Week, a national event taking place Feb. 21-28.

CSA is a farm membership system that allows consumers to receive a season’s worth of a farm’s products (veggies, eggs, meat, etc.) every week. Along with getting to enjoy fresh, delicious and local food, being a CSA member is an excellent way to support and get to know your local farmers.

Rainfield Farm invites you to join in promoting CSA Week, the most popular time of the year to sign up for CSA. When you sign up to become a CSA member, your financial support helps the farm to prepare for the growing season. You’ll enjoy high-quality fresh fruits and veggies while taking comfort in knowing where and how your food was grown. Don’t wait to sign up, as limited spots are available.

“Each year we have the privilege to grow food for over 85 CSA families throughout northwest Indiana,” said Shane Hansen, owner of Rainfield Farm. “We’ve had some families as CSA members for over 6 years. We’ve watched their kids grow up and feel a part of their extended family.”

Born in 2012, the farm practices small-scale farming on 13 acres of land, one of which is used for growing produce. Fields are strategically placed to minimally impact the natural landscape of pines and rolling hills. It’s a certified naturally grown farm, meaning it prevents the use of pesticides and synthetic chemicals. It relies heavily on composting and soil conditioning through cover crops, green manure and crop rotations. The farm is a USDA conservation partner, pollinator of specific fields and a partner of the Indiana Grown Initiative. 

The farm grows produce for spring and summer CSA membership,  local restaurants and grocery stores. It also has an onsite farmstand offering local meat, dairy and pantry items which is open from March through November.

Learn more at rainfieldfarm.com.

2 Responses to “New Carlisle farm promotes fresh food for local consumers”

  1. Walt

    Feb 23. 2021

    I hope they have beets. I like beets.

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  2. KILLER

    Mar 05. 2021

    Where is this located in New Carlisle?

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