To further our vision of being a farm that serves our diverse community we are changing the way our CSA operates. Instead of sending out pre-packed boxes each week we will be setting up a booth downtown with a take-what-you-need system. Members will have the opportunity to visit with their farmers and each other every week while they select what their family wants from what the farm has to offer that week.
We hope that this model builds community around our farm and local food, increases access for people of multiple income and experience levels, and decreases waste. Produce not needed by our members will be donated to local food banks and other organizations in need of fresh, healthy food.
We will strive to have 8+ unique vegetables available each week, including the products that our customers have come to love and expect from us; heirloom tomatoes, unusual varieties of old favorites, Asian greens, and a variety of plentiful herbs. Some products will have limits so that everyone may enjoy: “take two” for early bunches of basil, etc. We will have a “take one, leave one” table available so members may swap their favorites.
An expected share will be very close to what we’ve offered in the past. For example, a typical August suggested share will be: 2 bunches of herbs, 2-3 pounds of tomatoes, 2 pounds of root veggies, 2 bunches of greens (kale, swiss chard, bok choy, etc.), 2 large cucumbers, 1-2 eggplants, 1 pound of beans, 2-3 small zucchini, 2 fresh onions
The market share style pick-up necessitates a single drop-site. Our weekly pick up will be on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 at the new Prairie Roots Food Co-op on University and NP on Fargo. If this makes our CSA inaccessible for you for whatever reason please reach out to us and we will do our best to work out a home delivery, etc.