Over 60 Twin Cities-Minnesota Region Farms Offering Shares in 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—It’s been a long winter, but another Community Supported Agriculture season is just around the corner, giving eaters a chance to forge partnerships with some of the most innovative farmers in the region while enjoying fresh, sustainably-produced food. The 2018 Edition of the Twin Cities, Minnesota & Western Wisconsin Region Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Directory is now available from the Land Stewardship Project at https://landstewardshipproject.org/stewardshipfood/csa. CSA shares tend to sell out by early spring, so consumers are encouraged to sign-up as soon as possible.
At their most fundamental level, CSA farms provide regular deliveries of sustainably produced food to consumers during the growing season (approximately June to October). Those consumers, in turn, pay a subscription fee. This year’s directory features over 60 farms that provide eaters a chance to purchase a “share” in their operation and in return receive regular deliveries of food. The majority of farms offer produce shares, although some also provide deliveries of items such as meat, dairy products, eggs and flowers.
“CSA operations provide more than just food—they offer ways for eaters to become involved in the ecological and human community that supports the farm,” said Brian DeVore, the editor of the 2018 CSA Directory.