What is Community Supported Agriculture(CSA)?
As a community member, you make an investment in our farm each year and in return receive a box of food each week during the farming season as well as one free health consultation to assist you with utilizing your produce for your health, discounts on farm events such as Bare Foot Yoga and food support groups, participation in our community projects like food preservation and book club and the opportunity to try other local products such as Sacred Blossom Tea.
Participating in a CSA takes it’s members on a journey into how their food is grown. We take our holistic practices very seriously, so there may be times when your produce comes less-than perfect– because of pests like Cabbage Loopers or Japanese Beetles, or due to weather(hail, drought) or animal damage(We have lots of cute bunnies, large deer and teeny tiny mice).
Our season lasts approximately 16-18 weeks(depending on weather) During the summer members learn about what produce is ready when, try new foods and enjoy the staples. In each box you receive not only produce, but information about the farm including on and off-farm related events, community feedback, recipes and fun facts.
What type of produce can you expect?
Weeks 1-6: Rhubarb, Turnips, Radishes, Spinach, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Pea Shoots, Micro Greens, Baby Bok Choi, Arugula, Garlic Scapes, Strawberries, Kohlrabi.
Weeks 7-12: Basil, Beans, Beets, Peas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Fennel, Peppers, Melons, Tomatoes, Parsnips, Potatoes, Chard, Kale, Collards, Parsley.
Weeks 13-18: Brussels Sprouts, Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Pie Pumpkins, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Sage, Spinach, Turnips, Broccoli, Cabbage, Bok Choi, Lettuce, Radishes, Kohlrabi.
Willie Nillie Farm offers two options in approximately 5/9 bushel size(bringing your own bag for pickup is encouraged):
*Full Share: Variety of seasonal produce. $25 per week or $450 annually.
*Biweekly Share: Variety of seasonal produce every other week(9 weeks). $225 annually.
*Add eggs to either share for $3.50 per week.
A $100 Deposit and a Member Agreement must be signed before the beginning of each season to hold your place. The Member Agreement and deposit can be dropped off or mailed. We take cash or check only.
***Going on Vacation? No problem. We’ll work with you. If you inform us at the beginning of the season, we can prorate you the weeks you’ll be gone. Or, you can share those weeks with family and friends or opt to donate it.
Pickup Location and Time for 2019:
Location: 764 west Broadway, Winona, MN
Day: Thursday Time: 4pm-6pm
Where does your investment go?
-Farm infrastructure: buildings, fences, green houses, tools, compost and more.
-Delivery: We believe in true community support so we are here for you. When you pick up your share at your location, we will be there to ensure the safe transition of your share to you. This gives us an opportunity to engage with you and answer any questions you may have as well as update you on any events or farm items you should know.
-Labor(bulk of farm income)
-Yearly start up costs: seeds, plants.
-On-Farm Events: Potlucks, Classes, Tours and more.
*We believe in making healthy food affordable to all. Work shares are available on a first come first serve basis in exchange for a share or part of one. Three Hours a week equals one weeks share.
Interested in joining one of our CSA’s or all of them? Contact Us.