Community Supported Agriculture programs allow residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally. Pahl’s offers both a Farm Share CSA program and a Garden Center CSA program. Both programs allow members to become more involved in our farming operation by purchasing shares at the onset of the growing season. In return, Farm Share CSA members receive fresh homegrown produce straight from our fields to your table from July through the end of October, as well as exciting opportunities to visit the farm on special Harvest Event days. Garden Center CSA members have the flexibility to choose which items to purchase.
Farm Share Options:
Family Farm Share ($775) is a full bushel box of fresh picked homegrown produce once a week for 16 weeks and will feed 5-6 people. It includes access to all Harvest Events, meat from Von Hanson’s & bread from Great Harvest once a month, and fantastic bonus items throughout the season! Pay in full for a Family Share before March 31st to receive a Pahl’s Market gift card.
Standard Farm Share ($450) is a half bushel box of fresh picked homegrown produce once a week for 16 weeks and will feed 3-4 people. It includes access to all Harvest Events, meat from Von Hanson’s & bread from Great Harvest once a month, and fantastic bonus items throughout the season! Pay in full for a Standard Share before March 31st to receive a Pahl’s Market gift card.
Teaser Farm Share ($350) is a 12 quart box of fresh picked homegrown produce once a week for 16 weeks and will feed 2-3 people. It includes access to all Harvest Events, meat from Von Hanson’s & bread from Great Harvest once a month, and fantastic bonus items throughout the season! Pay in full for a Teaser Share before March 31st to receive a Pahl’s Market gift card.
Each box will contain fruits and/or vegetables at peak harvest season for that week. Each share also comes with delicious Great Harvest Bread Company breads and quality Von Hanson meats once a month! All share options include weekly share boxes and access to special Harvest Events. Harvest Events are a great opportunity to get involved with the farm! Details about Harvest Events can be found by clicking here.
Garden Center CSA Options:
If you are looking for a way to become more connected to your food source and support a local farmer but a traditional Farm Share CSA is not the correct fit for your family, consider a Pahl’s Market Garden Center CSA share. Purchase a Garden Center CSA prior to harvest season and shop the market at your convenience to pick up anything you might need, from fresh produce to plant material to decorative garden items. Garden Center CSA shares are provided in the form of a gift card and can be used in the market at anytime during normal business hours.
Family Garden Center Share ($1,000) is a $1,200 gift card that can be used at our market in Apple Valley. The Family Garden Center share can also be used to purchase any size Farm CSA share.
Standard Garden Center Share ($500) is a $575 gift card that can be used at our market in Apple Valley.
Teaser Garden Center Share ($200) is a $220 gift card that can be used at our market in Apple Valley.
Garden Center CSA shares do not include meat from Von Hanson’s, bread from Great Harvest or access to the Farm Share CSA harvest events. Garden Center CSA members will have the flexibility to choose which produce items they want from whatever is available in the market – or use their Garden Center CSA gift card for anything we offer throughout the seasons! Garden Center CSA gift cards can not be used on landscape services.
Becoming a member is easy. All that’s required is a signed contract and payment. Click here to sign up online, email email@example.com to sign up via email, or stop at the customer service desk in the Market and sign up in person. You can also call us anytime at (952) 431-4345.
We offer a variety of payment options to fit your budget. You can choose to pay in full for either share type and receive a Pahl’s Market gift card (paid in full gift card incentive expires 3/31/2019) or you can pay over either 3 or 5 monthly payments. Membership needs to be paid in full on or before June 30th of each growing season. Payment plans are not available for the Garden Center CSA program.
*Members that choose the 3 or 5 month payment option pay the initial payment up front and will be automatically charged for the remaining payments via paypal.
We will be communicating with all Farm Share CSA members weekly via email to let them know what to expect in their share boxes, how the crops are doing and what kind of successes and challenges the past week presented. We will post blogs, You Tube videos and Facebook updates with vegetable preparation techniques and fun new recipes to try. We will provide a forum for our members to share ideas and provide us with feedback on their share boxes and experiences. If you receive something in your share box you normally wouldn’t purchase you will have access to ideas on how to enjoy the new treat. Don’t be afraid to try new vegetables!
Receiving Your Share Box:
Pahl’s will have drop off locations in Apple Valley, Bloomington, Blaine, Burnsville, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Coon Rapids, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Elk River, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, North Oaks, Plymouth, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, Stillwater, St. Paul and Woodbury. Please designate your pick up location on the CSA contract.