CSA Membership

How does it work? Large and mediumsummer share holders will receive 16 boxes of fruits and vegetables harvested over the main growing season ( mid to late June through October).  Small summer share holders will receive 8 boxes spaced out about every other week over this same season.  If you'd like to get an early start on fresh produce, you can extend the season by adding a Spring Share of early greens.  Medium spring share holders will pick up a box for 4 weeks starting in late April, small spring shares (every other week) are also available.   Produce you might receive for both shares is listed below.  

Pick-up times and sites:  Shares will be available for pick-up  Wednesdays in the late afternoon/early evening.  Current pick-up locations are at the farm just south of Menomonie, WI; 885 Laurel Ave in St. Paul, MN and  at  Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St Paul, MN (tentative)

Possible produce?  Each year a broad range of vegetables and fruits are planted with the goal of providing a colorful mix of produce each week.  Heirloom and open pollinated varieties are chosen when possible, and every year something new is planted.  In 2018, new crops were okra, purslane, poona kheera cucumbers, and arugula microgreens.  In 2019, we’ll be trying some new varieties of dried beans, more microgreens, and turmeric for a second time.  Assuming great weather conditions and minimal depradation by pests, summer share members may receive the following:

 

  • Lettuce: red, green, frilly-leafed, butterhead, baby and others.
  • Greens:  arugula, chard, kale, beet greens, collards, mizuna, pak choi, plus more
  • Cabbage: red or green, napa
  • Peas: sugar snap peas, snow peas, and maybe shelling peas
  • Fresh beans: yellow, green, dragon tongue
  • Dried beans: a combination of calypso, Jacob’s cattle, hutterite soup, cranberry, tiger eye and others.
  • Potatoes: red, purple, blue, yellow, fingerling, white and sweet potatoes
  • Summer squash: zucchini—green, golden, and striped, patty pan, ronde de nice, yellow
  • Winter squash:  butternut, spaghetti, acorn, delicata
  • Onions: green, red, yellow
  • Tomatoes: red, yellow, green striped, orange, gold, purple, small cherries to large paste and heirloom varieties.
  • Peppers: hot to sweet, jalapeno, bell, banana, and others.
  • Herbs:sweet and thai basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, dill, lemon balm, chives, oregano, lovage, shiso, and others
  • Other produce: carrots, radishes, broccoli, broccoli raab, kohlrabi, beets, edamame, cucumbers, eggplant, watermelon. 
  • Specialty Items: strawberries, maybe raspberries and wild blackberries, shiitake and/or oyster mushrooms  

Early summer produce is typically dominated by greens; tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers are added by mid to late summer; potatoes, carrots, beets and squash make up the late fall share.​  Spring share produce is predominantly greens---head lettuce, salad mix, spinach, arugula, baby kale, pak choi, microgreens, and other salad greens and herbs.  Depending on weather, you could also receive broccoli, broccoli raab, and green onions.

Cost?  

Cost depends on share type:
  • Large shares are $500.  This size works well for larger households, for sharing with others, or for those couples that like vegetables.  During the peak summer season, members may receive up to a bushel of produce.  (16 boxes)
  • Medium shares are $375.   Perfect for 1-2 people.  Members will typically receive a 1/2 bushel of produce.  (16 boxes)
  • Small shares are $200.  Perfect for 1 person who may not need a large quantity of vegetables every week. Small shares are the same size as medium shares, but are picked up every other week (8 boxes) 
  • Spring green shares are either available either every week (4 boxes for $80) or every other week (2 boxes for $40)  You'll get 4 weeks of greens which may include lettuce, arugula, baby kale, baby chard, and some asian greens.  
  • Flex shares are $295. Simliar in size to the medium share, but 12 boxes of produce over entire spring and summer season (late April-mid October). You pick 4 weeks you definitely WANT to receive produce and 4 weeks you would prefer NOT to; we choose the other 8 weeks you will receive a box.  This share provides flexibility both for you and for us!


Payment plans are available.


To sign up for a share, click here.  

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