What is a Community Supported Agriculture Program?
CSA’s have become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Pahl Farms offers a traditional CSA where we sell a certain number of shares to the public in advance of harvest season. Interested consumers purchase a share and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the harvest season.
Customers get to eat ultra-fresh food with all the flavor and vitamin benefits. Customers also get exposure to new vegetables and new ways of cooking. Pahl Farm CSA members develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learns more about how their food is grown. In addition, our CSA members also have the opportunity to visit the farm and share in harvest events. Through our Harvest Events members receive additional bountiful harvest items to freeze or can and enjoy throughout the winter months. You will be amazed at the vegetables your children will try when it comes from “their” farm!
Pahl Farms CSA offers a unique addition to our program by partnering with Von Hanson’s Meats. Once a month in July, August, September & October you will receive quality meats in your share box – included in the cost of your CSA share! Through this partnership we are able to provide over 20 additional Von Hanson’s pick up locations throughout the Twin Cities.
That’s not all! We have also partnered with Great Harvest Bread Company locations throughout the Twin Cities to offer additional convenient pick up sites. Pahl Farms CSA members will enjoy fresh bread in their share box monthly in July, August, September & October.
Wait, there’s more! Add an $80 mushroom share from Gentleman Forager to your CSA order to receive a 1/2lb of fresh mushrooms with your CSA twice a month in July, August, September & October (the equivalent to 18 packages of white button mushrooms). Click here to learn more!
What!? There’s more? Yes, there is! New for the 2020 season members can now add-on an egg share with any CSA subscription. Members that choose to add-on eggs to their share will receive one dozen eggs per month (4 dozen total throughout the season) for $15. Partnering with Brand Farms also allows us to add another Harvest Event – an apple pick!
Why Join a CSA?
There are so many great reasons to join a Minnesota CSA. For starters, you will be supporting a local farmer and local business. When you shop at the grocery store you might notice produce from all over the world, but with a CSA you can support a local farmer and your local economy. Fruits and vegetables will be fresher and it is more environmentally friendly to buy local. You will most likely get to try some new exciting foods and you will save money. You also will know exactly where your food is coming from and how it is grown!
Find a CSA in Minnesota and start getting the freshest veggies for the summer.