What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is an opportunity for local-food enthusiasts to
participate in the successes and failures of a local farm felt during a Minnesota growing season. The member of the general-public starts by selecting a local fruit and/or vegetable grower they trust, and registers to buy a share of their yield. Through this purchase this person becomes a CSA shareholder, and receives a commitment from their chosen grower to provide them a weekly share of in-season produce throughout the growing season. The grower agrees to harvest, clean, sort, sometimes cool (if needed), containerize, and deliver the share to a mutually convenient location. The shareholder agrees to pay for their share prior to the beginning of the season, which often times allows the grower to be able to sow, cultivate, harvest, and deliver the harvest without having to borrow expensive operating capital. Should the crop fail due to forces beyond control of the grower (hail storms, flooding, droughts, insect and plagues), the CSA shareholder agrees to share in part of the crop losses by accepting a smaller CSA box. For many growers, this risk sharing can be a significant factor in the sustainability of their farming venture. To the shareholder, this strategic partnership provides a sense of ownership in the CSA farming operation in the food it produces as well as a stronger bond to their farmer partner.
Untiedt's CSA Program
Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm's weekly CSA shareholder’s box lasts 17 weeks, starting mid-June. Our shareholders have the option of purchasing a full-share (about $44 per week) to feed a family of four to six, or a half-share ($25 per week) to feed a family of two to three.
We cordially invite you to consider registering to purchase your share of our hand-harvested asparagus, fresh-picked raspberries and strawberries, our famous State Fair sweet corn, our Honeycrisp and SweeTango Apples and much, much more! We honestly believe our produce can exceed your expectations for homegrown flavor. We look forward to an opportunity where We Can Grow For You!
Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm CSA share is like none other! We have over 50 different small fruits and vegetable crops being raised on our farmlands. Along with that large selection comes the extended "harvest window," which is much wider than most other Minnesota growers because we farm many crops using high tunnels. This allows us to begin the harvest much sooner than growers who must wait for the risk of frost and cold winds to subside before they are able to sow their seeds which delays harvest dates inMinnesota.
For example, we normally begin harvesting Red Ripe tomatoes by the third week of June. This means our shareholders will be eating Red Ripe Minnesota Grown tomatoes in the month of June instead of waiting until early August - which is when most other growers' tomatoes come to market.
Our CSA’s are delivered on Tuesdays each week. We have multiple pick up sites to choose from in the metro, including:
2014 CSA Locations:
Online ordering is shut down for the season. To register: call the office at 763-658-4672.
All deliveries are on Tuesdays
3500/3600 American Blvd. (Employees Only)
At the Farm-Waconia (Open to the Public!)
Best Buy Corporate HQ (Employees Only)
Carlson Towers (Employees Only)
CBIZ (Employees Only)
CHS Inc. (Employees Only)
City of Eden Prairie (Employees Only)
Datacard-Minnetonka (Employees Only)
Eden Prairie Optum -13625 Technology Dr. (Employees Only)
Eden Prairie Optum- 11000 Optum Circle-NEW BUILDING (Employees Only)
Fireside Hearth and Home-Roseville (Employees Only)
Froehling Anderson (Employees Only)
International DQ (Employees Only)
Hearth and Home Technologies Lakeville (Employees Only)
Kowalski's Markets, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Grand Ave-St. Paul, Lyndale Market, Oak Park Heights, Parkview Market (FULL), Uptown Market, White Bear Lake, Woodbury (Open to the Public!)
Kroll Ontrack (Employees Only)
Luther Auto-SLP (Employees Only)
Lutheran Social Services, Como Ave. (Employees Only)
Minneapolis Farmers Market- Open to the Public (9am-1pm)
MVNA (Employees Only)
Nonin Medical (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet Golden Triangle (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet-Shorewood (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet Plymouth (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Maple Grove (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Methodist Hospital (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Burnsville (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet-SLP (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- St. Francis Shakopee (Employees Only)
Protolabs- Maple Plain (Employees Only)
SACS (Shakopee Area Catholic School)
Sedgwick Claims, Eden Prairie (Employees Only)
SFM-Bloomington (Employees Only)
Stahlke Bus Garage, Delano (Open to the Public)
TRIA (Employees Only)
UHG- Plymouth 6150 Trenton Ln. (Employees Only)
UHG Carlson-12755 Hwy 55,(Employees Only)
UHG Whitewater 1-12501 Whitewater Dr. (Employees Only)
UHG Whitewater 2- 12700 Whitewater Dr. (Employees Only)
UHG 9900 Bren Rd. East (Employees Only)
UHG 9800 Health Care Ln. (Employees Only)
UHG 9700 Health Care Ln. (Employees Only)
UHG Optum Golden Valley (Employees Only)
UCARE Kennedy (Employees Only)
UCARE Stinson (Employees Only)
Uncommon Gardens, South MPLS (Open to the Public)
Univita Eden Prairie (Employees Only)
Univita Woodbury (Employees Only)
Untiedt's Vegetable Stand, Montrose -Public drop site!
Untiedts Garden Market, Buffalo-Public drop site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Maple Grove-Public drop site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Minnetonka-Public drop site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Wayzata-Public drop site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, St. Louis Park-Knollwood- Public drop site!
XRS-Eden Prairie (Employees Only)
Westchester Neighborhood, Golden Valley-Public drop site!
VRAD-Eden Prairie (Employees Only)
Valley Natural Foods-Burnsville- Public drop site! (FULL for 214 Season)
We also deliver to many corporate sites once pre-approved. If you are interested in having your company be a drop site for our CSA program, please contact us for more information! Have more questions? View our CSA FAQ.
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