We began our farm with the mission to help more people eat local for more of the year. We began our CSA in WINTER of 2015, for a few reasons:
-Winter is the hardest time for midwesterners to find local produce.
-There were plenty of summer CSA programs delivering to the twin cities, and we didn't want to step on anyone's toes.
-We thought by doing something different, we could find members that valued our mission.
This year the scale has tipped from focusing on the "more of the year" part of our mission, to the "help more people eat local" part. We are so proud that we have, in these past few years grown our CSA from12 members to over 70! But growing food for that many people on the small amount of space we can manage by hand means we don't have as much room in our garden for things that take up lots of space (like most winter crops do). For that reason, we have stopped the winter share which was at around 20 members, and instead are offering a fall box to as many of our members that want it.
Here's what that looked like: