Echollective CSA
Address: 879 Echo Ave Mechanicsville, IA, 52306
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Phone: 319-325-3910
About Us
Echollective is a farming enterprise located 25 minutes from Iowa City, near Mechanicsville. We are a cluster of farmers, interns, and volunteers cultivating 14 acres with a wide array of vegetables and herbs, and at times flowers, fruit, and hay. We also steward 20 forested acres including a creek, which attract the likes of many white-tailed deer and an amazing array of bird species, some of them quite rare. We've been farming for 13 years, always using organic and sustainable practices. We distribute our produce to New Pioneer Co-op, Iowa City's finest restaurants, and direct to consumers at the downtown Iowa City Farmers Market.

Echollective has attracted a variety of people over these years as both a farm and a community, among them birdwatchers, ecologists,herbalists, culinary-enthusiasts, rugged bicyclists, mushroom-farmers,federal biologists, travelers, lawyers, and folks from other countries; all of whom wish to come out and dig their hands into the soil. The CSA's primary workers live and work on the farm, and are open to folks coming out to help or volunteer. We even offer work-trade in return for our CSA member shares for a more intimate farming experience.

Echollective uses crop rotation techniques to let the earth replenish itself, and utilizes cover crops in between seasons and plantings to heal and provide the best soil health for our vegetables. In addition, we amend our soils with a healthy organic compost each time before plantings to maintain nutrition the soil naturally provides. We strive for the highest organic and sustainable standard.