CSA FAQ

Why buy into your CSA? Why not just buy produce from your stands as needed?

While our stands are a constant supply of fresh produce, there are many items that are grown exclusively for CSA members. We produce crops like lettuce, herbs, and broccoli only for CSA shareholders.

Is your farm organic?

While we are not 100% organic, we are a natural and sustainable farm that uses many organic techniques.   

As far as pesticides applied, we use only EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) labeled products and prefer to select them from lists that are organically approved.  We do, however, reserve the right to use other products as a last resort.  We will add that these are always on label and we never delve into the skull and crossbone area of EPA classification.
 
Also, we would like to add that our philosophy is much like that of a wise medical practitioner who withholds useful and powerful antibiotics until absolutely necessary, thus enhancing the percentages of pathogen defeat.  If, by chance, he prescribed these products at every opportunity, the chances of resistance to these medicines or pesticides in our case is greatly increased.  
 

What can I expect to see in my box each week?

We grow over 50 crops on our farm; you can view a listing with expected harvest dates here. We strive to include a minimum of 8 different items each week.

 

How many people does a share feed?

Our full share will feed a family of 4-6, and a half share will feed a family of 2-3.

Do you offer a quarter share?

We have been told that our shares are quite generous in contents each week. While we wish we could offer a smaller option, at this time we are not able to offer a quarter share. We recommend sharing a half share with a friend, family member, or neighbor! What a great way to connect each week and either share a meal or just split up veggies!

When does your season start?

Our season begins in mid-June and continues for 17 weeks. 

 

Can I select which items I would like to receive?

No. All shares are packaged alike with produce that is in season at that time.

Where do I pick up?

We deliver to multiple sites around the metro, including our garden centers in Buffalo, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and WayzataCSA Public Drop Sites

 

Can I share my box?

Yes, however, you will sometimes receive cantaloupe, watermelons, or other items which can be hard to share. We suggest either each purchasing a half share, or create a plan ahead of time of how you will divide the box.

 

Can I get my box delivered to me at work?

Absolutely! We already partner with many corporate locations. If you are interested in having your workplace or community be a drop site Contact Us!

 

What if I'm going out of town for a week?

You may have a friend or family member pick up for you. If you need to have your share delivered to a different location for a week, please let us know 48 hours in advance. 

 

What If I forget to pick up my box?

Unfortunately, we cannot hold or credit shares if you miss a pickup. We recommend having someone pick up your produce if you are unable to make it. Boxes that are not picked up by the end of the day will be donated.

 

Is there a sign up deadline?

The earlier you sign up, the better we are able to plan for the season. In true essence of the CSA model, we use your dollars to help us get started for the season. We do not have a deadline for registration, but we will close our registration should we meet our maximum number of shares. 

 

Can I visit the farm to see how my food is grown?

Absolutely! We host farm tours, usually in the month of July. At these tours, you are able to see one of our production areas and understand how we use high tunnel farming to increase our yields and provide you with higher quality produce. These tours also include a farm fresh meal. 

What is the CSA Member Agreement?  2016 CSA Member Agreement

Where do I sign up?

You may sign up on our website here.