Information for CSA members

 

The CSA begins the week of June 12th. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!

CSA Share pick up hours are Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 2-6pm.

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.

We are also working with the The Food Group (formerly Emergency Food Network) through the Harvest for the Hungry program.  They partner with CSA farmers to provide fresh, locally grown produce to Minnesota households facing hunger.  CSA members and others can donate to Harvest for the Hungry in our farm’s name and your donation will be pooled with funds from Finnegan’s, The Wedge, and Green Mill Restaurant to purchase produce from our farm for their network of food shelves, on-site meal programs, and hunger relief agencies.  You can donate here, or give us a check that we can send in for you.  This is an exciting partnership that has far-reaching benefits.

Great add-ons for 2017!

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Singing Hills Goat Dairy is offering there wonderful cheese again this year. They are a micro dairy in Nerstrand. They make fresh goat milk cheeses from their herd of mixed breed pastured raised goats.  For more information about their cheese CSA and to sign up with them, please click on the link below.

Singing Hills Cheese CSA sign up

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Keepsake Cidery is excited to announce a special offer for local 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 will get cider delivered on your CSA pick up day.  You can join as a half share (13 wine-sized bottles) or full share (26 wine-sized bottles) member. 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!
You can join on our website (www.keepsakecidery.com) via Paypal or send us a check. Please call us with questions or to arrange another option for payment.  If you sign up online we will contact you to confirm you are with Open Hands. The price for a half share including benefits is $180(check,cash)/$185(cc). A full share and benefits is $350(check,cash)/$360(cc).
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Late Bloom Farm is a small family farm that produces sustainably grown field-cut flowers right next door to Open Hands Farm. Farmers Michael and Kristi Pursell have been growing and arranging flowers since 2013, when we resolved that our kitchen table should never be without a vase of flowers as long as the season allowed it. We so appreciated this simple, joyful way of bringing summer into our home that in 2015 we decided to make a business out of sharing that joy with others.
We’re committed to healthy soils, chemical-free and ecologically sound growing practices and a vibrant field that provides healthy habitat for all manner of crawling, buzzing, running and fluttering things, including and especially our two little boys. Our full Flower Shares offer 14 weeks of bright, fresh-picked arrangements featuring a wide variety of summer annuals that changes with the season. Bouquets are picked up with your CSA share from mid June through mid September, and half shares are picked up every other week over that same period for a total of 7 weeks. All our members are invited to stay up to date with the farm and learn about their flowers with our weekly newsletter. Please go to http://www.latebloomfarm.com/csa/ to sign up.
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