CSA FAQ

Why purchase a CSA share instead of shop at Farmers Markets or the Roadside Vegetable Stands? 

A CSA share ensures you are getting fresh vegetables each week. Many of us are also creatures of habit. We visit our local market or stand and buy the same produce each week. A CSA shares adds variety to our diets and makes cooking fun again! We strive to provide the best produce that can be easily incorporated to your meals each week. Many items in our CSA program never make it to the shelves of our vegetable stands or to the Farmer's Market, making our CSA program a fun, healthy way to incorporate vegetables to your weekly meals. 

Is your farm organic?

While we are not 100% organic, and in all honesty probably never will be. At Untiedt's we try to be as natural and sustainable as possible, always incorporating as many organic techniques as possible. 

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. Please remember that harvest dates change every year, and are almost always out of our control. You will NEVER see an entire box full of the same item. We have become known for our quality and variety in our shares 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 2-4. 

Can I split a share?

Yes, you can share a half share or a full share with anyone of your choosing. By doing thing, please realize contents in the box may not be equal for both parties.  

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?

At this time, we are not able to customize each share. 

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 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. All shares are delivered on Tuesdays. Please check your preseason email with what to do if you forgot your share. Some pickup sites are more forgiving than others. 

What if something is missing from my share?

When packing so many boxes, occasionally something gets missed. Please note this is not on purpose! Just contact us and we would be more than happy to get your item replaced.

The sizing of my produce is different than the sizing of the produce in another box. 

We wish all produce could be grown exactly the same, but unfortunately it does not work that way. While we try to pack all boxes evenly, produces sizes do very.  

Something in my share is rotten or not edible, what do I do? 

Just let us know, and we will take care of it for you. We can’t resolve an issue if we do not know about it. Occasionally, something may slip through the cracks that is less than perfect, but we will definitely replace it for you. 

While we wish we had x-ray vision to see inside everything we grow, technology just isn’t there yet. We never purposefully send out subpar produce, but please remember we guarantee everything and are happy to replace something if it is bad on the inside.

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?  2019 CSA Member Agreement

Where do I sign up?

You may sign up on our website here.

Do you have payment plans available?

Yes, payment plans are available for the CSA shares. Whether a Full or Half share, the amount of the share is divided into 4 monthly payments when registering. Payment plans are available until the first CSA delivery.