About The CSA

CSA stands for community supported agriculture

Essentially you all are the community and we are the agriculturalists.  Community members pay for a season worth of vegetables up front, and then farmers supply weekly bounty of fresh produce from their farm.  This popular way of eating local is one of the most powerful ways for community members to support their farmers and vice versa.  The farmers benefit because CSA shares are like micro loans, that help them foot the overhead of getting started each season.  At Growing Lots we feel at ease knowing that our neighborhood is ready to eat the food we work so hard to produce.  Our motivation to grow good food thrives off the support we get from members, it’s an honor to be your farmer.  Our members benefit with weekly abundance of extremely fresh produce.  We coach each member through a season of local eating with kitchen tips and recipes from our newsletter.  We do our farmerly best to make sure each CSA share is a great investment!

What's Unique about Growing Lots' CSA?

At Growing Lots our CSA pick-ups are “market style” meaning that members come to the farm each Wednesday 4pm-7pm to pack their shares from our booth displaying all the bounty the farm offered that week. We like this style because it brings in a lot of face to face conversations between ourselves and the members who make the farm possible. We get to answer questions, talk shop, gush about our favorite carrot varieties, share recipes and develop relationships that a “drop site style” does not necessarily provide.

We know life is busy, if for some reason you can’t make it to Wednesday night pick up, simply let us know via email. We will pack up a box and set it aside for you and you will have until friday at 7pm to pick up your box!

We also understand that having the money up front isn't always possible so we offer payment plans. How it works is you pay 50% of the total bill within one week of sign-up and the remainder of the balance is due in two payments on April 1st and June 1st. 

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FULL SHARE

Our full CSA shares run from June 6th-October 17th, providing members with 20 weeks of a wide variety of seasonally available produce. This option is recommended for a household of 2-3 adults or a smaller household committed to cooking frequently.

$650

Payment Plans Available

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HALF SHARE

Half shares also run from June 6th-October 17th, they feature the same quantity and variety as full shares, but are picked up every other week, making for 10 pickups over the course of the season. This option is recommended for a household of 1-2 adults or a larger household that cooks infrequently.

$350

Payment Plans Available

FALL SHARE

Fall Share extends the CSA season from October 24th- November 14th  and features a variety of late-season storage crops. Distributions are weekly. We’ll load you up with lots of fresh, beautiful ingredients for your family feasts! We aim for each distribution to weigh in at a substantial 20-25 lbs. Staples of the share will be onions, potatoes, root crops, *winter squash, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and a selection of hardy greens like kale, chard, and collards.

$250

Payment Plans Available

"ADD-ON SHARES"

 

COSMIC WHEEL CREAMERY CHEESE SHARE

Add artisan farmstead cheese to your CSA! The Farmstead Cheese Share is made by Cosmic Wheel Creamery, located at Turnip Rock Farm in Clear Lake, WI.  Cheese is made in small batches from the milk of about 20 rotationally grazed, 100% grass fed cows.   Shares include raw milk aged cheeses (aged a minimum of 60 days) such as Manchego, Tomme, Grueyere, Jack, Gouda, and a few of Cosmic Wheel’s original cheeses! You will also receive fresh, pasteurized cheeses such as Feta, Ricotta, and Quark, and Curds. The cheese is truly artisan and hand-made, not mass-produced.  Approximately 1.5 pounds of cheese per bi-weekly delivery. Each share will contain two or more types of cheese.

9 weeks. Pick-up every other week.

$270

*no payment plans available

NORTHERLY FLORA FLOWER SHARE


Add a locally-grown flower bouquet to your CSA! Northerly Flora is an urban farm in South Minneapolis, growing chemical-free cut flowers. Northerly Flora is passionate about growing flowers in a way that both improves the soil and encourages a lively environment of pollinators. For your flower CSA, you'll receive a weekly fresh-cut and designed bouquet for 10 weeks starting July 11th.  Half shares are available for every-other week pick-up. Watch as the seasonal blooms shift from summer brights to autumnal whimsy! Flowers will be harvested just one day before you receive them, giving you bouquets that will last longer than your average florist or grocery bouquet shipped in from overseas. Blooms, foliage, vines and grasses, all from our urban farm to your home.

July-Septmeber

Full share 10 weekly bouquets  $204

Half share 5 bouquets every other week  $102 

*no payment plans available