For the past couple of months I haven’t really thought about farming. I have been enjoying a bit of a respite if you will. Proeun said that when we are actually on our farm he hopes to use the off season to work on crafts and projects indoors. I have done some of that, but now I am dreaming of farming once again. Seed catalogs have started arriving and I am eagerly awaiting my favorite (Seeds of Change). Territorial Seeds is already here and they have captured my interest. Johnny’s is yet to arrive.
This year we are focusing our efforts on a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I first heard about this amazing opportunity 5 years ago before planning to farm ourselves, but it never seemed the right time to join. Last year as a farmer at the Minnesota Food Association we received some boxes containing our and other farmer’s produce. From a consumer standpoint it was wonderful. It was so exciting to see what was in the box this week and plan and use all the phenomenal produce that I knew was 100% safe. Not only did I know it was safe I knew who grew it and where but that they were passionate about what they did.
This year we have decided to offer that experience to other consumers. I knew from researching CSAs that the East side of St. Paul had few if any drop sites. And from meeting neighbors here and around I felt that there would definitely be some demand. So we chose the Eastside as a drop site and I am so syked about eating all that great produce and sharing it with our neighbors.
So if you have if you have ever considered joining a CSA I hope you will consider joining us. Here’s the basic info.
Dropsites: Eastside of St. Paul (35E and Maryland)
South Maplewood/Woodbury (Century and Highwood)
Season: Mid June-Mid October (18-20 weeks)
All vegetables are certified organic
Cost: $495 ($27.50/week roughly)
If you are interested in joining us please post a comment and we will respond to you. If you do not want your information to actually go to the website let us know.