How and when can I become a member?
CSA shares are available to prospective new members beginning in January of every year. Interested parties should join our mailing list. Those on the mailing list will receive an order form in early January. Please contact us, providing your postal and/or email address and we will be glad to add you to the list. Alternatively, you may add yourself to the mailing list by filling out this form. Starting January 1st, anyone can submit orders directly from our website via the Online Order Form. Please contact us if you would prefer a paper order form.
What is a Summer Share from Northern Harvest Farm?
A Summer Share consists of a weekly 9/10 bushel box of fresh, organically grown produce. All of these crops are grown at Northern Harvest Farm, which is just 25 miles from downtown Duluth. Members pick up their weekly share at one of our convenient pick up sites. Please click here to see pictures of a full Summer Share's worth of produce from Northern Harvest Farm.
When and where can I pick up my box?
Pick up day is every Wednesday. Pick up times vary by site.
For the most up to date information on delivery sites and times, please click here.
What does it cost to become a member?
Summer Share - $560 (for 18 weekly deliveries of produce, from mid-June to mid-October)
Every other week Share - $310 (same as Summer Share but every other week, 9 deliveries total)
Fall Share - $140 (4 additional weeks of produce following Summer Share)
Every other week Fall Share - $75 (same as Fall Share but every other week, 2 deliveries total)
Can I split a share with someone else?
Yes. Many people split their shares with friends, family, or neighbors. Splitting arrangements are up to the shareholders, not the farm, so be attentive to the costs for each party and arrange for the most optimal pick up site for the group.
What if I go on vacation?
If you are going on vacation or will otherwise be unable to pick up your box you have a couple options:
1) Have a friend, neighbor, or family member pick up the box.
2) Contact us at least one week ahead of time. Let us know which week you will be gone (we will not pack you a box that week) and we can schedule a date for you to receive two boxes to make up for the one you will miss. If you are an every other week member you may choose to receive two boxes during one of you regular pick up dates, or you may choose to schedule your "make-up" box during a week when you normally would not be picking up.
Do I have to volunteer on the farm?
No. Members have an open invitation to visit the farm, but you are not required to visit or work on the farm.
How do I stay connected with the farm?
We send out a weekly newsletter throughout the CSA season, which includes recipes, photos, farm news and more. Each fall we host a member potluck. You may also want to follow our blog and/or "like" our Facebook page.
Do you offer preserving shares?
Yes. We offer several types of preserving shares including tomato, potato, salsa, and pesto shares. You may order preserving shares if you have not purchased a CSA share, but they will only be available once preserving share orders for CSA share holders have been fulfilled. Please see the Order Form for further information about preserving shares.
Please feel free to call or email us anytime with further questions.
Northern Harvest Farm
Rick and Karola Dalen
2572 County Road 102
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Northern Harvest Farm offers part-time employment each season. Hours are 9am-6pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Requirements include enthusiasm, willingness to work hard, and dependability. No farming experience required.
Please contact us for further information:
Volunteering at the farm can be a rewarding experience. There is always a multitude of tasks that need to be done on the farm. We start at 9 a.m., harvest vegetables, and pack them in boxes until around 2 p.m.
Wednesdays are harvest and delivery days and volunteers are a big help. When volunteering on delivery days, the volunteers always go home with vegetables. Contact us for more information.