‘Tis the season: CSA gift shares for 2014 available!
Give the gift of healthy local food, give the gift of a Sleepy Root CSA share! Having a CSA is like opening up a present every week of the growing season! You will be mailed a gift card and envelope to be given to the lucky person or family. Recipients can choose their pick up site at any of our locations and receive a fresh box of produce every week from mid June through mid October 2014. Sign up a loved one here.
Sleepy Root Farm is a five acre produce farm located outside Amery, WI. Growing food is our way of connecting to the greater ecosystem that surrounds and supports us. We are transitioning our acreage to organic and recognize that it is the soil, the water, the air and the myriad creatures both big and small that make this bountiful life possible, and so treat it as such.2013′s medium shares:
Share SizesAll our shares run for 18 weeks and focus on a mix of in-season vegetables, weekly herbs, along with the occasional special item like edible flowers. Several boxes contain cantaloupe or watermelon. Browse through the pictures of last year shares above and newsletters on our Newsletter page.
Full share (3/4 bushel): $570
Perfect for a household of 4, split between friends, or household of 2 or 3 avid veggie eaters. Receive the greatest variety and quantity of produce that we offer including items not in other share sizes.
Medium share(1/2 bushel) : $395
Great for household of 2 or 3 average veggie eaters. Medium shares provide a nice balance of quantity and variety equal to 2/3 the amount of produce as full shares. By far our most popular share size and what we recommend for those who have never been in a CSA before.
Small Share: $295
Small shares receive 1/3 the amount of produce as full shares. Ideal for individuals as well as households that want a steady supply of CSA goods but also want to shop at farmers markets, grocers, or their own garden for additional produce. Small shares are designed to provide appropriate portions for smaller meal planning (think several carrots per bunch instead of ten) as well as a smaller variety of items with a stronger focus on staples.
Pick Up Locations
CSA shares are delivered to the following locations on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 11am-3pm depending on location.
Twin Cities:NE Minneapolis (Eastside Co-op–Tuesday) South Minneapolis (Butter Bakery–Tuesday) Eagan, Ecolab (employees only–Thursday) Mendota Heights/Eagan (Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center–Thursday) St. Paul (Hampden Park Co-op, near 94/280–Tuesday) St. Paul, Midtown Commons (employees only–Tuesday) Downtown St. Paul (Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar–Tuesday)
Greater MN NE of Metro:On Farm (Hungry Turtle Center, Amery, WI–Thursday) Stillwater (Chilkoot Cafe–Thursday) White Bear Lake (Fitness Focus–Tuesday)
No drop site near you? Contact us to see if we can set up one in your neighborhood.
Belonging to a CSA
Simply put, is buying a share of the farm for a season. In return you receive a box full of beautiful vegetables, herbs and fruit every week for 18 weeks through the months of June to October, delivered to your neighborhood.
Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) is one of the best ways to be grounded locally through food, aligning yourself with the seasonal pulse that shapes and supports the living world around us.
We strongly believe that the food we eat is one of the most sacred parts of our lives–and, because so, we grow our food in the healthiest ways, never using methods or chemicals that poison the beneficial organisms of the soil or linger on so much of the produce in our grocery aisles.
By subscribing to the CSA you are strengthening your local economy and the relations of the people that compose it. Also giving you a greater say in how your food is produced. Your membership helps determine the direction of our farm and allows us to invest in the summer’s crop at the beginning of the season through member support.
Part of the beauty of life is the unpredictabilities–sometimes it means surplus produce, sometimes it means unanticipated hail storms and droughts that reduce the amount of vegetables in your weekly box. Instances of a rough season are the times that the “community support” portion of CSA’s are needed the most for farmers. By subscribing you are also taking on the risk of the season. We promise to do everything within our abilities to ensure a fruitful season, but some things are simply out of our control. Conversly, when the going is good, you will be the first to share in the bounty!
On a deeper level, we believe this is an axiom of meaningful relationships, economic and personal. Community is taking the good and the bad together, and coming out stronger, more resilient and with a greater sense of connection because of it. And that’s what its all about! To us, good food is only a portion of the mission–creating community and fostering meaningful exchanges is just as important.
By becoming a member you are joining a mindful community that supports local agriculture which in turn enriches our community. A community that believes eating should not just fill our bellies, but our soul as well.
Still not sure if a CSA is right for you? Learn more about what to expect from becoming a member, check out this short video.
Ready to dive in for the season? Join the Sleepy Root CSA!