Video Credit: Samuel Sprynczynatyk
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is basically a subscription for vegetables.
- Members pay up front to secure his or her share.
- We farmers then use the money to buy seeds and equipment and get food growing.
- Then, each week, beginning June 23rd- October 6th, we deliver fresh, local vegetables to our farm members.
The weeks will vary in variety and availability of vegetables provided. Each week’s box will include greens and fresh herbs. While the first few weeks will focus on the short season veggies like lettuce, broccoli, green beans, radish, zucchini, etc. Once the season progresses, we will be ramping up the variety with things like tomatoes, peppers, carrots, eggplant, cucumbers, etc. The end of the season will feature cold hardy and storage type veggies like cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes, onions, winter squash, beets, etc.
Membership includes your weekly produce, a weekly newsletter with tips and tricks, recipes, and invitations to CSA workdays and farm events and the opportunity to enjoy the farm.
For the 2020 season, we will be delivering to the below collection points:
- Bismarck / Tuesdays / 5:00 – 6:00pm / BisMan Community Food Co-op
- Mandan / Tuesdays / 5:00 – 6:00pm / TBD
These images give you an idea of the types of vegetables to expect at different points in our season.
We shoot for at least 16 weeks of deliveries. This number is almost entirely dependent on how the season is going. Our projected start date is June 23rd and projected finish date is October 6th (16 weeks). 16 weeks is the minimum, but if it’s a particularly abundant season we may go up to 18 weeks of deliveries. This season we are offering 2 share sizes: Large & Small. Take a deeper look at our share sizes by clicking the images below.
Our shares are packed into waxed cardboard boxes. Each week you take a box home with you and bring it back the next week. Please do not throw/recycle them. We order what we need based on our membership and not much extra. If you’d prefer, you may bring reusable bags or baskets and unload your box at the drop site so you don’t have to remember to bring the box back. It’s completely up to you!
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Remember, CSA is just one model out there for getting fresh farm-direct food to your table. For those who value the above points it can be a great opportunity to change the way you eat forever. But there’s no shame in passing on CSA and instead visiting the weekly farmers market. And in fact it may be a better fit for your style or needs. We do both and just want you to find the right fit! LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MARKET SHARES>>>