Information for current CSA members

CSA Share pick up will begin June 14th and 16th in 2022 and the pick up hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 6:30pm.

If you need to change your pick up day, please go to this link to make the change before 8am on the day of your pick up.

You can come anytime to U-Pick!

When you come to pick, please check U-Pick board for any changes.

Check out our CSA Handbook .  It has information about picking up your CSA share, U-picking tips, and vegetable storage tips.

Great add-ons for 2022!

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Shepherd’s Way Farms Sheep Cheese CSA Add-On

Add a season of local sheep cheese to your CSA!

Each month you’ll receive a special selection of three Shepherd’s Way Farms farmstead sheep cheeses selected to complement your Open Hands Farm CSA produce.  Chosen by cheesemaker Jodi, your cheeses will include Shepherd’s Way favorites Big Woods Blue, Friesago, Shepherd’s Hope, Hidden Falls along with harder-to-find and seasonal cheeses Morcella, Sogn, Skyr, Ricotta and others. Each share also Includes notes about the farm and the cheeses, pairing suggestions, and recipe recommendations.

Shepherd’s Way farmstead sheep cheeses are made by hand (by Jodi!), on the family farm, with milk from Shepherd’s Way pasture-based sheep. Jodi and Steven live and work on the farm outside Nerstrand, across from to the Big Woods State Park. Steven has been raising dairy sheep since 1994 and Jodi has been making sheep cheese for more than 20 years. Learn more about our farm and cheeses at www.shepherdswayfarms and follow along on Instagram @shepherdswaycheese.

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Keepsake Cidery is excited to announce a special offer for CSA members! Not only will you get the benefits of being a Cider Club member (member party, Keepsake merchandise, cider tastings, priority invites to other events), but you can get also join us at the Orchard and Cidery just down the road for delicious local food. We have a Tasting Room, where you can get cider and yummy toasties in a relaxed and beautiful environment, and receive exclusive discounts as a Cider Club member! You can join as a half share (13 wine-sized bottles) or full share (26 wine-sized bottles) member for the season. This is a convenient way to enjoy traditionally crafted hard cider pressed from local apples throughout the year and support another Northfield area family business. Ours is a time-intensive process that focuses on apples, yeast and time (no artificial flavors/sweeteners). We let the apples to do the talking! We found with past experience that are Cider club members enjoy picking up their cider at the Cidery whenever they’d like when we are open, but we can offer the option of picking up on three distributions on your CSA pick up day. We will coordinate that individually with you!

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Hanappe Ranch is your local source for organically raised grass fed beef.  Our animals are born and humanely raised on our ranch in Castle Rock, MN.  They have access to fresh air, fresh water, and room to socialize as cattle will.  We rotationally graze our animals in the green months, and feed them our own organic hay during the brown and white months.  We raise Black Angus, American Wagyu and Wagyu beef.

Our 2022 CSA Black Angus offerings: 65# package, 30# box, summer box, cases of ground beef, briskets.  Beef orders will be delivered to Open Hands Farm the second week of CSA shares, or as coordinated with Hanappe Ranch.   Custom packages, American Wagyu, hotdogs, summer sausages and quarters are also available.  Please contact Kerry, 651-341-5995, with any questions or visit our website:  www.HanappeRanch.com

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River Rock Bakery
Hello CSA members and happy 2022!
We are so excited to be offering a bread add-on option to your CSA again this year.  We were thrilled by how many people were excited to add local, organic bread to their share last year and look forward to what this year has to offer.  For those who are new to us, here is a little about what we do!  
We are a small wholesale bakery in Saint Peter MN that specializes in naturally leavened artisan breads made with as many local and organic ingredients as possible.  We purchase much of our flour from local organic farmer, Ben Penner of Penner Farms and Bakersfield Flour and Bread in Minneapolis.  We love supporting our local grain chain, so thank you for helping to make that possible.
 
You have three choices for a share:
 
Artisan Bread Share
$145/share (18 weeks)

1 Artisan Boule a week

Rotate between 4-6 varieties
 
Some examples:
Whole wheat Multigrain
Lark and Loon (Sunflower + Flax)
Toasted Walnut and Olive
Cornmeal Rosemary
Artisan Sourdough
Bakers Whim
 
Sandwich Bread Share
$145/share (18 weeks)
1 sliced Sandwich bread loaf a week
Rotate between 3-4 varieties
 
Some examples:
Midwest Multigrain
Lunch Box Hero (Honey Whole Wheat)
Sourdough Sandwich Loaf
Bakers Whim
 
Artisan Bread Share + Sandwich Bread Share
Sign up for both shares and receive a 5% discount
$276/share
 
If you are excited to receive freshly baked organic bread made with freshly milled organic flour along with your CSA share, you can sign up here: 
 
Thank you again for your support.  We are thrilled that we have such wonderful members and look forward to another great season.
All the best,
Montana and the RRKB Crew

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