To sign up for your 2017 Certified Organic CSA shares, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for pricing, and know that we will accept payment plans if an up-front pricing scheme doesn’t work for your budget.
The long-term vision of this farm is to be able to provide a diverse, resilient, full diet (fats, sweets, nutritious and delicous vegetables, and protein, all year long) from this local land. In the short term, our abundance is in seasonal vegetables, and we produce a small-but-growing amount of grass-fed lamb. Contact us for more information about extras we’re offering this year!
Standard Vegetable share
Humble Hands Harvest offers a CSA share that is delivered weekly June-October to the People’s Food Coop in Rochester, MN and the Winneshiek Farmers Market in Decorah, IA. Each CSA share includes a half bushel of vegetables and a email newsletter with cooking ideas. A late-summer share might include leeks, parsley, potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant and maybe even raspberries!
A share costs $400 in Decorah, and $450 in Rochester, and we endeavor to make it well worth your money–CSA members are consistently amazed at the abundance they receive over the course of the season for less than $25/box.
Some folks simply don’t go through that many vegetables in their busy lives. (Isn’t it interesting how busyness correlates to less use of the kitchen, and so less vegetable use?) If you are interested in joining a CSA but fear a stampede of vegetables barreling toward your fridge, a half share might be for you. In this model, you will receive the same box every other week rather than weekly. Half shares are $225 in Decorah and $250 in Rochester; it is probably worth your effort to find someone with whom to split a full share if you are interested in a half share.
If the concept of a CSA share intimidates you because of a lack of choice, maybe a market share is up your alley. You can invest in the farm at the beginning of the season in increments of $100, and in return receive $110 worth of credit at Humble Hands Harvest’s farmers market stand in Decorah.
Vegetable list for 2017
The nature of Community Supported Agriculture, in which you, the eaters, share some risk with the farmers, means that there are no guarantees about specific vegetables being in your boxes or at the market stand in specific weeks. You get the opportunity to celebrate whatever the seasons bring: we follow the vegetables’ timing. So, while we can’t promise what will be in your box the second week of August, we can share with you a list of what is in our crop plan:
Roots like carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, parsnips, rutabagas, potatoes, and celeriac
Greens like lettuce, bok choy, kale, Swiss chard, and spinach
Brassicas like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower
Nightshades like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant
Cucurbits like squash, zucchini, melons, and cucumbers
Legumes like snap peas, green beans, and dry beans
Allia like garlic, onions, scallions, and leeks