What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and links the farmer to local community members who pay a sum upfront in exchange for a “share”—a weekly supply of fresh, in-season vegetables. By belonging to a CSA you are actively participating and promoting good land stewardship and the simple but powerful act of local farmers growing good food. As a shareholder, you share in the risk with growing vegetables with us, your farmers. Along with that risk, you share in the reward of the bounty we work very hard to produce.
How much does it cost?
Our share prices for 2019 are as follows:
$600 full share
$425 partial share
When do I get my vegetables?
We anticipate weekly deliveries to start in mid-June and should run for 16 weeks. For the 2019 season, pick up is on Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00 pm at Jaycee's Centennial Park in Bismarck.
No delivery July 18th.
As a part of our family goals, we take a vacation in July. A brief break from the farm is needed to reset and refresh to preserve our mental health. This year, that break will result in no delivery on July 17th
At peak season a typical weekly full share would contain:
Lettuce - 2 heads
Spinach or Salad Mix - 4-6 oz bag
Swiss Chard or Kale - 1-2 bunches
Beets - 1 bunch (about 1.25#)
Green Onions - 1 bunch
Eggplant - 1-2 pounds
Cucumbers - 1-4 pounds
Tomatoes - 1-5 pounds
Garlic - 1-2 bulbs
Onions - 1-2 pounds
Carrots - 2-4 pounds
Sweet and Hot Peppers - 2-6 peppers
Potatoes - 2-4 pounds
Tomatillos - 2 pounds
ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FOR 2019!
SOURDOUGH BREAD - This season shareholders will receive a loaf of sourdough bread, once per month, as part of their vegetable share. This delicious addition will be supplied by Mama Walker's Eats and Treats. Mama Walker will also be offering weekly options. Check the weekly order form in your newsletter for selections.
BEEF CSA - We have partnered with Glimpse of the Prairie to provide you with a beef CSA share option this season. Home raised on their ranch north of Menoken. Tender, flavorful beef with excellent marbling. Raised on grass, finished on grains. Receive the equivalent of 1/8th (40-45 pounds) of a beef over the course of the vegetable CSA season, split into monthly deliveries. Price $375
What else can I get?
As a CSA shareholder, you will receive a newsletter every week, prior to delivery. Included in this newsletter is a link to an order form. This form allows you to select what, if any, fresh herbs you would like added to your box at no additional cost. Other items available for purchase may include our home-canned goods, raw honey from our friends at TJO Bees and farm fresh eggs. All items are subject to availability and may change, week to week.