Blackbrook Farm CSA
About Our CSA and SHARED RISK
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is about customers getting the freshest local produce available while using the power of their dollars to support a local food economy. CSA brings farmers and families together around the production and consumption of the best quality local food. As a CSA member, you have the opportunity to know your farmer and the lush farmland that work to produce the food you share at your dinner tables. Whether meeting us at our farmers market, visiting our farm, or following us online you become part of this stronger food system. CSA exists, in part, in response to a broken food system that exploits people and the land to produce food of poor nutritional value. Hence CSA focuses on land stewardship and agricultural sustainability. By becoming a member of our CSA, you vote for all of these values.
Purchasing a membership from the farm entitles you to share in the successes of production. Yet there is also a shared risk. Members always come first. And still the weather and pests of the season may not cooperate. Sharing in this risk is part of your pledge of support.
CSA Box Size and Contents
We offer 2 share options starting in mid-June and running through mid-October. Our Full Share is delivered weekly for 18 weeks, comes in a ¾ bushel box and feeds an average family of four or two veggie-lovers. You can expect 10-13 varieties of vegetables per box, depending on the season. Our Half Share is delivered every other week, comes in a ¾ bushel box and feeds a family of 2 or one veggie-lover. Sharing a Full Share with another person or family is a popular option, but we ask that you arrange this with each other separately. Our CSA boxes are a great value for the amount of produce you receive. Our weekly deliveries contain 25-30% more vegetables than you could get for the same price at a food coop
We also offer a Fall share extension. You can sign up for this at anytime during the season, but will get a discount if you sign up for it when you sign up for your main season CSA in the winter/spring 2018.
Some things you can expect in your CSA box:
arugula; herb pot; radishes; kohlrabi; spinach; swiss chard; pea shoots; salad mix; salad turnips; scallions; snap peas; broccoli; Napa cabbage; cucumbers; cabbage; kale; head lettuce; pac choi; garlic scapes; Asian greens; summer squash; spinach; fresh herbs; strawberries (weather depending)
tomatoes; green and heirloom snap beans; swiss chard; salad mix; beets; cabbage; cauliflower; sweet corn; new potatoes; onions; peppers (sweet and hot); cucumbers; tomatillos; summer squash; eggplant; garlic; fresh herbs; kale; melons; ground cherries
potatoes; arugula; carrots; beets; kale; spinach; tomatoes; peppers; leeks; salad turnips; cabbage; head lettuce; salad mix; broccoli; onions; brussel sprouts; radishes; collard greens; watermelon radishes; rutabagas; parsnips; cauliflower; pie pumpkins; sweet potatoes; winter squash; celery; swiss chard; popcorn; garlic; fresh herbs; cucumbers; Braising greens
Rates and Drop Sites
Deliveries will be every Thursday during the CSA season for the Full share for 18 weeks. The deliveries will be every OTHER week for half shares for 9 weeks.
There are 22 drop sites in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin:
Wisconsin: St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls : Coffee Talk Cafe
Amery, Blackbrook Farm: 1150 35th ave Amery, 54001
Amery, Farm Table Restuarant/Amery Food Hub, 110 Keller Ave.
Somerset, The Training Room 709 Rivard Street 54025
New Richmond, WI: The Centre
Mississippi Market Coop, 1500 W 7th St.
12xx Scheffer Ave
17xx Hague Ave
14xx Van Buren Ave
17xx Englewood Ave
Hampden Park Food Coop, 928 Raymond Ave
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency/DNR (employees only)
U of M Vet. Medical Center (employees only)
Minneapolis: Edina, 45xx North Ave.
S. MPLS: 19xx Humboldt Ave S
Longfellow: 35th St. & Minnehaha Ave
Mother Earth Gardens NE 2318 NE Lowry Ave Mpls, MN 55418
HCMC (employees only)
Shriners Hospital (employees only)
Butter Bakery, 3700 Nicollet Ave. 55409
Greater Twin Cities/Stillwater
Valley Natural Foods Coop, 13750 County Rd 11 Burnsville, MN 55337
Stillwater, River Market Coop: 221 Main St N.
Stillwater, Chilkoot Cafe and Cyclery
36xx Rustic Place, Shoreview
PTC: Blaine, MN (employees only)
Rates: Early Bird discounts apply through Jan. 15th, 2018 (you can find them on our sign up form)
Reserving your share:
In order to reserve your share for the 2018 season please fill out and submit our 2018 CSA Sign Up Form . Sign will begin Jan. 3rd 2018