What is a CSA?

CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  It is a bridge and a collaboration; a direct relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and consumers.

It is based on the simple principle of connecting people to their local food source. When you join, you enter into a partnership that is dedicated to bringing fresh, organically grown produce directly from our fields to your table each week. Your membership helps to pay for seeds, water, equipment, repairs, and labor in the early season when expenses are high and income is low.  In return, the farm provides just-picked produce each week during the harvest season.

CSA members make a commitment to support the farm through their annual membership. This commitment ensures the survival of local, sustainable agriculture by sharing the risk and bounty of the farm. By joining you become an active part of the farm’s success and community.

Membership in the St. Croix Valley CSA
Enjoy a wondrous food adventure, as you eat with the seasons and discover new favorite foods! Each delivery includes a box full of a wide variety of organically grown produce, plus frequent herbs and fruit- all are delivered fresh, clean, and cold, directly from the farm to pick up locations throughout the Twin Cities.  The farmers may even surprise you with an occasional treat!

Many share choices make the St. Croix Valley CSA extremely accessible. Besides a full, three-season produce share, there are also one-season shares, every-other-week shares, even one-week options. Members have access to over 200 produce varieties, plus wild crafted treasures (wild greens, morels, ramps….), eggs, holiday shares, pantry items, and more.

To help you fully savor your produce share, you’ll get fresh ideas for easy, delicious recipes and meal planning, and useful storage tips each week.  You will receive weekly letters and stories to keep you updated on the crops’ status, and the joys and challenges of farm life.

Most of all, it’s about community and being connected.  To the safe, wholesome food you eat. To the rich, local soil where it was grown.  To the family farm way of life.   And for all of us, to each other.

Share CSA Program Urban Graze and the farms are committed to promoting the availability and sustainability of healthy food, and to fostering community.  Through donations, the Share CSA Program brings wholesome food to seniors, kids, and families in our community who may not otherwise have access to it.

2017 CSA Order Form