2018 SUMMER CSA and WINTER CSA AVAILABILITY
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct relationship between you, the member, and our farm! Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become "members" of our CSA farm who receive a portion of the farm's harvest. Our summer CSA season runs for 18 weeks, from June to October. CSA members pay in advance for a share of the upcoming harvest and are ensured high-quality, delicious produce, and we, the farmers, are ensured a consistent market. Produce is harvested direct from our fertile vegetable fields located 40 miles west of Minneapolis. After harvest we deliver "CSA shares" to our members' homes, work place, and community pick-up locations.
What does a CSA membership include?
- A weekly or bi-weekly delivery of seasonal, certified-organic vegetables, fruits and herbs bursting with flavor and freshly harvested from our fields.
- Invitations to member events, potlucks, member field gleans and u-picks as well as our annual farm open house so you can see where your food is grown and meet the people who produce it.
- A picture- and recipe-filled weekly newsletter that includes details about how to handle and store your produce. Each week we also share news from the farm and cover events and happenings in the local food and farming community.
- Special member pricing on bulk purchases like paste tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cabbages and spring transplants
What's in a CSA Box?
We grow over 60 different types of vegetables and herbs, and each week, members receive a "share" box filled with a variety of 12-15 seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs. All of the vegetables in our CSA shares come from our farm directly and we are certified organic. We select 100% of the vegetable varieties we grow based upon flavor, fruit abundance and adaptability. The contents of each week's box can be found on our home page, and recipes using those items are included in our weekly newsletter.
How much does it cost to become a member?
By selling memberships in advance of the growing season, the CSA reduces the burden of up-front costs, which are numerous: seeds, potting soil, greenhouse heat, etc. Your membership fees provide the farm with funds to purchase seed and equipment before the season starts, and we appreciate your commitment. You can purchase either a full share or a half-share in our farm. Payment plans are available - just ask!Full share: $560 Half-share: $290 Winter CSA share: $184
An additional cost of $30 is added to cover transportation costs to off-farm pick-up sites. CSA shares are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do I sign up?
Go to our CSA Sign UP page and follow the steps to choose your membership option.
How do I identify, cook, and properly store the vegetables in my share?
We aim to grow the highest-quality produce possible. Almost all of our vegetables, except some storage crops, are harvested the morning of delivery or the day before delivery; picking up your box as early as possible during the pick-up window will help ensure freshness and nutritional quality. We post a picture of the contents of our weekly CSA share on our website and Facebook. You can find recipes and storage information in that weeks newsletter.