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Welcome to Annie's Gardens and Greens!

This year is my 20th anniversary.  In November of 2013, I closed the doors to Annie's GreenGrocery in Calmar, and December 29, 2014 I sold the building to Jason Sparrow.

Last year was my first year of growing produce only for the CSA.  I had intentions of keeping the roadside stand going, but due to all of the rain we had, my produce did not grow very well at first.  The year may have started off on a soggy note, but as the summer went on things began to pick up and I had plenty of items to fill my CSA bags.

Annie's grows heirloom vegetables.  Heirlooms are the original seed, meaning that if you save the seed you will end up with the same plant that you started out with.  Hybrids are plants that take two different plants and their qualities and make it into a "better" plant.  However, you cannot save hybrid seed as it will go back to one of the original plants. 

I have always been very conscience about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and do not use any kind of GMO seeds.  Several years ago, I made the decision to raise all of our seeds in organic soil and compost.  We do not fertilize with chemicals but use only compost.  This makes for a very healthy plant.

It is my hope that 2015 will be a better growing season and that I can reopen the roadside stand.

Be sure to stop in and chat a while and remember to ENJOY!!

2015 Summer Shares Now Available!

Season #7!!!

2015 Summer Shares Now Available!

Becoming a CSA member at Annie's means that you are purchasing a vegetable share for a period of 22 weeks.  This year shares will begin May 18 and will end October 16.  Shares can either be weekly deliveries or every other week.   If you are looking for more than vegetables, Annie's also has shares that will provide you with fruit, raspberries, strawberries, apples, and honey.  You can also try our Staples Shares which features Hansen's milk, butter, S&C Organic eggs, and fresh bread from Dough and Joe Bakery. 

Taking a few weeks off to go on vacation during the summer?  That's okay.  Just give us a call and tell us the time you will be gone and no deliveries will be made during that time.  You can resume when you return and we will double your share or extend your share into November.  Annie's will also take the time to make your share fit your dietary needs.  We don't want you to receive produce you are unable to consume.  Therefore, if you have allergies to certain types of foods, let us know and we will not include them.  Or possibly you just are not able to consume some types of produce, or you really cannot stomach a certain type of produce.  Please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you in creating a produce share that fits your needs.

Buying locally not only keeps monies within your community but it allows you the opportunity to know who is growing your food and how they are growing it.  All of our produce is naturally raised with organic practices.  Annie's was USDA GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) certified in 2010.

We look forward to having you join our CSA and if you are ever in the area, be sure to stop in.  We will be glad to give you a tour!



The greenhouse will no longer be selling any kind of plants.  We will be growing plants to transplant into the garden to harvest produce for our CSA members.

To contact us:
30975 Lincoln Rd
Fort Atkinson, IA 52144

Phone: 563-534-7760 or 800-644-7245
Fax: 563-534-7652
E-mail: postmaster@anniesgardensandgreens.com