2023 CSA Main Season Shares are SOLD OUT! We still have plenty of Fall Shares and Meat Shares available!
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 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 two box share options staring in mid-June and running through late September, for a duration of 16 weeks. We also most years offer a 4 week fall share.
Order Add-On Items to your CSA Share:
We offer lots of add-on options like pastured meats, Local Honey from our farm raised and tended to by The Beez Kneez, locally roasted coffee from Jewelltown Roastery , and more! When you add on something to your share, we will fit it in your box or upgrade to a larger box if needed to fit it in. We also offer a local Organic Mushroom Share add-on from Northwood Mushrooms.
You can pay ONLINE OR OFFLINE: This means we are happy to take checks mailed to us or payment through venmo (@blackbrookfarm) as well as payment through ACH or credit card through our online store. If you pay choose to send a check, you can pay in installments by post-dating checks that I will deposit when they are dated for. Just as long as you are paid up by the end of the season! You can pay through our online store, too, all at once or weekly. Take note that if you pay by offline payment like venmo or check you can take 2% off your total- if you need to exact amount please email us!
We also take EBT payment– please contact us if this is the option you want firstname.lastname@example.org
CSA Share INFO:
Our Full Share is delivered weekly for 16 weeks and feeds an average family of four or two veggie-lovers. You can expect 9-12 varieties of vegetables per box, depending on the season. Sharing a Full Share with another person or family is a popular option, but we ask that you arrange this with each other separately. Your share will come in a 3/4 bushel box unless we have to upgrade to fit in all that summer bounty!
Our Half Share is delivered every other week during June-September for a total of 8 deliveries. THis share is the same size a sa full share delivered only half the weeks! This share feeds a family of 2 or one veggie-lover. Our half share comes in the same size box as a full share, but is every other week. Your share will come in a 3/4 bushel box unless we have to upgrade to fit in all that summer bounty! Make sure to choose the right group (A or B) that fits your schedule!
We most often offer a 4 week Fall share extension that runs the month of October.
Some things you can expect in your CSA box:
arugula; herb pot; radishes; kohlrabi; spinach; swiss chard; salad mix; salad turnips; scallions; broccoli; Napa cabbage; cucumbers; cabbage; kale; head lettuce; pac choi; garlic scapes; Asian greens; Summer squash; spinach; fresh herbs; strawberries (weather depending)
tomatoes; cherry tomatoes; green and heirloom snap beans; salad mix; beets; carrots; cabbage; cauliflower; sweet corn; new potatoes; onions; peppers (sweet and hot); cucumbers; tomatillos; summer squash; eggplant; garlic; fresh herbs; kale; melons;
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; diakon radish; cauliflower; pie pumpkins; winter squash; celery; popcorn; garlic; fresh herbs; cucumbers; Asian or Braising greens
The Rates and Drop Sites:
CSA Delivery is on THURSDAYS
Full shares receive 1 box every week for 16 weeks
Half shares receive 1 box every OTHER week for 8 weeks
Fall share is 4 weekly boxes or 2 every other week boxes
Blackbrook Farm: 1150 35th ave Amery, 54001
Farm Table Restuarant: 110 Keller Ave. amery
Jewelltown Roastery, Star Prairie, WI
Mississippi Market Coop, 1500 W 7th St.
Hampden Park Food Coop, 928 Raymond Ave
Edina, 45xx North Ave.
1900 Humboldt Ave,
Longfellow: 35th St. & Minnehaha Ave
Mother Earth Gardens NE 2318 NE Lowry Ave Mpls, MN 55411
Greater Twin Cities
Stillwater, River Market Coop: 221 Main St N.
Shoreview, 3380 Chandler Rd
2022 Main Season Rates:
We now accept SNAP EBT for CSA Shares. If this is something you would like to do please sign up as usual and when it comes to the payment page click on “Pay Offline” at the very bottom and email us @ email@example.com. Since EBT does not allow online transactions, we will set up several sign days in the cities where you can come and pay with your EBT card.
|Full Share 16 weeks||$700|
|Half Share 8 weeks||$370|
Fall Share Rate:
Full Share 4 weeks $175
Half Share 2 weeks $93