SOLD OUT for the 2019 SEASON!
Community Supported Agriculture
SOLD OUT for the 2019 SEASON!
Community Supported Agriculture is a method of distributing farm products in a way that forms a partnership between consumers and producers. Consumers purchase a “share” of the farm’s production, paying up front in the spring and receiving weekly deliveries of the harvest throughout the growing season. For the consumer, this provides them the freshest produce available and a direct connection to the land and people who grow their food. For the producer, this provides a predictable income and the pleasure of sharing the joys and challenges of farming with supportive customers. It’s a win-win arrangement that enhances community connections and environmental awareness.
We grow hundreds of varieties of vegetables including, in approximate order of appearance: lettuce, spinach, mixed greens, romaine, scallions, radishes, chard, kohlrabi, bok choi, carrots, cilantro, turnips, beets, pea pods, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, basil, zucchini, summer squash, celery, beans, garlic, fennel, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga, winter squash, pumpkin... and probably a few more. Every season varies in which crops thrive and which are sparse. You will receive a diverse selection of whatever the season is providing, sharing with the farmer the risk of crop failures as well as the rewards of bumper crops. We include a weekly newsletter describing the activities on the farm and a list of the vegetables harvested that week along with some recipe ideas. (Have a favorite recipe to share - send it our way!)
When + Where
We aim for a 17-week season, with deliveries from the second week of June through the first week of October. Drop off points are Friday morning in Tofte, Finland, Silver Bay, Two Harbors, and Duluth.
Also find us at the Finland Farmers Market! Thursdays from 5 - 6:30pm.
How Much Food?
One share is enough food for a vegetable-loving family of four -- roughly equivalent to a bushel basket or a couple paper grocery bags. Many people split one share between two families, finding the smaller quantity more appropriate to their appetites and having the convenience of another family available to pick up on weeks they are out of town. Others enjoy the challenge of consuming so many healthy vegetables each week and find ways to preserve any surplus for the winter months.
We fill one cooler per share. Each share
provides two 48-quart coolers (with no wheels
or bulky handles). To save you having to deliver
a cooler back to the farm every week, it works
best for each share to have a second cooler so
that we can pick up the empty one at the same
time we drop off the full one.
The price for a 2018 share of produce is $540. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a share, with the remainder due by June 1st. While it is necessary for us to receive reasonable compensation for our labors in order to continue this venture, we feel very strongly that we do not want cost to be a deterrent to joining our CSA and enjoying the benefits of healthy local food. If cost is an issue, we encourage you to contact us directly to discuss a payment plan or work share arrangement. Alternatively, if you would like to pay it forward to help alleviate the cost of a share for a community member, we hold a fund to do so! Ask us how to contribute (it's easy!)