Riverwest Co-op to Serve as CSA Drop-off Point this Summer

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss Rare Earth Farms, a Community Supported Agriculture farm in Belgium, WI, will use the River-west Co-op on Clarke and Fratney as a place to drop off produce for area subscribers this summer. Farmer Steve Young decided to use the co-op as a drop-off point because other drop-off points were becoming crowded. Anyone wishing to subscribe to receive a box of fresh, organic produce each week from June to December can call Steve at (262) 285-7070 for more information. In other co-op news: The Riverwest Co-op continues to grow, offering an increasing selection of local, natural, and organic foods, including produce from Growing Power located on Silver Spring Road. Sales continue to increase, jumping by almost $2,000 for the month of March over the previous month. At the first annual owners’ meeting March 21 at the Falcon Bowl, members elected a nine-member board. The co-op will hold an all-you-can-eat Soup and Salad Supper April 27 at the Falcon Bowl from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $7 adults, $3 kids, children under 6 free. The co-op hopes to purchase an industrial-grade sink with the proceeds, enabling it to start offering bulk goods. Hours will soon expand to 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. each weekday, and 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.
by Sonya Jongsma Knauss