What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In this partnership between you and the farmer, you buy a “share” in each season’s produce, and your return on that investment is the bounty of the season. This provides an opportunity for you to know EXACTLY where your food is coming from, to know your farmer, to take part in the risks and rewards of farming, and to have a true seasonal eating experience. CSA also allows the farmer to know how much to grow, and in receiving pre-payment for the veggies, can buy supplies for that season. CSA is helping to return the idea of community to our food system.
The history of CSA.
Uproot Farm CSA shares
2013 Summer CSA Share
Sign up for a 2013 CSA Share
Your share will be a weekly delivery of a ¾ bushel box. It is designed to feed two veggie-loving adults or 4 veggie-liking people and each box will contain between six and twelve kinds of veggies, depending on that week’s harvest. Each week you will receive a newsletter with recipes, storage and handling advice, and news from the farm. You will pick up your box at the pick-up site of your choice on the specified delivery day.
Pick up Sites: Delivery day is Thursday unless otherwise noted.
**If you are interested in hosting a pick-up site, please contact the farm.
Longfellow neighborhood (Mpls.)
Lyndale/Carag/Kingfield neighborhood (Mpls.)
Eastside Co-op (NE Mpls.)
Freight House Dunn Bros. Coffee (Downtown Mpls.)
Macalester/Groveland neighborhood (St. Paul)
Uproot Farm – Princeton, MN.–Thursday or Friday pick-up
Fulton Farmer’s Market, South Minneapolis–Saturday morning pick-up
City Center Market – Cambridge, MN.–Thursday or Friday pick-up
Your share will begin by the third week of June and run for 18 weeks. You will receive an email the week before the first box delivery to let you know the exact start date.
An 18 week CSA share with Uproot Farm is $575. Payment will be accepted in two installments. You will send in two checks with your registration form; Half of the amount is due at registration and the other half should also be included with your registration materials as a check post-dated for June 1st, 2013.
As a shareholder with Uproot Farm, you are welcome to visit the farm during scheduled shareholder visit or work days, but are not required to do so. We will have a harvest party at the farm in the fall, where you can take a farm tour and learn what we’re doing, meet other shareholders, and chat with the farmers. This is not a forced community, but as much of one as you want to make it.
Sign up for a 2013 CSA Share
2013 Fall CSA Shares- LIMITED AVAILABILITY
A Fall CSA share is a great way to extend the CSA season into the early winter. The share highlights fall roots and storage vegetables, many of which sweeten with cooler temperatures, such as:
Beets, carrots, potatoes, winter squash, leeks, onions, broccoli, thyme, sage, oregano, chives, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, turnips, Daikon radishes, celeriac (aka celery root), rutabagas, kale, and 1 lb. of spinach in each box from our hoophouse. It is designed for you to be able to store the veggies through a good part of the winter.
The Fall CSA share from Uproot Farm runs for 8 weeks, with a delivery every other week of a 1 1/9 bushel box (larger than the summer share box).
Each week you will receive a newsletter with recipes, storage and handling advice, and news from the farm. You will pick up your box at the pick-up site of your choice every other Thursday.
A Fall CSA share with Uproot Farm is $250.
Sign up for a 2013 Fall CSA Share