1) First decide if you want a weekly box, or every other week.
Summer CSA share - $560
The Summer share will give you the best value, as well as the full spectrum of the CSA experience.
A Summer share from Northern Harvest Farm includes:
- 18 weekly boxes of organic vegetables from our farm (mid-June to mid-October).
- The satifaction of knowing where your food comes from, and that you are supporting a local family farm.
- Flexibility with our "Vacation share" program (*see below for more information).
- Access to the farm and the farmers. Come out and see where your food is grown.
- Access to our weekly email newsletter, which includes farm news, recipes, and more.
- Access to our private Facebook group. New this year, members will have the opportunity to learn from and share with other CSA members, as well as the farmers. We will share ideas, receipes, photos and more.
- The opportunity to attend our annual member pot-luck and farm tour in early September.
- Options to add on strawberries or bread shares.
Every Other Week Summer Share - $310
Not sure you'll be able to utilize such a bounty?
Need more flexibility?
Then the every other week share may be your best option.
- 9 boxes of organic vegetables from our farm (mid-June to mid-October).
- Exactly the same benefits as the regular Summer share, but delivered every other week, rather than weekly.
- For those of you who travel a lot, this is probably your best option. *See details below about our "Vacation shares" program.
- If you are new to CSA, this may be a good way to get started. There can be a learning curve involved in eating "CSA style". We will help you on this journey, but if you want to ease into, the every other week share is probably the ticket.
*What if I travel a lot? Can I still get the full value of my share? Yes. With our Vacation share program, let us know ahead of time and we will not pack you a box while you are gone. You can schedule your replacement box during any other week. There is no limit to the number of vacation shares you are allowed. This will make it easy to work around your travel schedule.
Would you like regular deliveries of fresh, local, organic produce?
We thought so!
Please take a look at what we have to offer.
4) Lastly, are you interested in purchasing any bulk quanitities of things such as tomatoes for canning? We call these preserving shares.
Strawberry shares from Uff-Da Organics - $45
Honestly, you do not want to miss out on this. These are certified organic strawberries, grown across the street from Northern Harvest Farm, by our dear friends Adam and Jackie Kemp. Adam has worked on our farm for over a decade. He's an increadibly important part of our operation, and trust me, you want his strawberries!
- For 3-4 weeks, starting early-July, you will received freshly picked, organic strawberries
- The goal is 6-8 total quarts for each member.
- Shares will be distributed every week during strawberry season. Does this mean every other week veggie members cannot participate? No, however you will have to show up at the pick up site each week during the strawberry season to pick up your berries.
- Please click here to learn more about Uff-Da Organics.
Bread and treat shares from Duluth's Best Bread -
- Only available at Duluth pick up sites.
- Made from four ingredients flour, salt, water, wild yeast.
- Cold fermented and baked with high heat and high moisture for a true crust and soft, chewy interior. The wild yeast gives it a natural tanginess and makes it a mild sourdough.
- Bread shares made with organic flour (the treat shares are not).
- For more information about Duluth's Best Bread and the Bread and Treat shares, please contact them directly. Be sure mention you will be getting it through Northern Harvest Farm.
Weekly bread shares (18 weeks)
1lb loaf - $117
2lb loaf - $162
Every other week bread share (9 weeks)
If you are an every other week CSA member, we will be sure to coincide your bread share with you CSA share.
1lb loaf - $58.50
2lb loaf - $81
Treat share (only available in every other week (9 weeks))
Fall Share - $140
- 4 boxes of organic vegetables from our farm (starts immediately following end of Summer shares).
- Fall shares are only available for pick up at the Farm, Peace Church, and Coppertop pick up sites.
- All other aspects of the fall share are exactly the same as the summer share. Think of it as just adding another 4 weeks to your CSA experience.
Every other week Fall Share - $75
- 2 boxes of organic vegetables from our farm
- Exactly the same Fall share, but delivered every other week. If you are an every other week summer share member, we will be sure to keep you on the same schedule.
2) Next, decide if you would like the veggies to keep coming through the fall?
Send in a deposit for your share. We require a $50 deposit to hold your share. Please send it within 10 days of filling out the order form. We accept check (preferred), money order, or cash. Remaining balance is due by June 1st.
Watch for emails from the farm. Before the season begins, we will send you a copy of this season's Member Handbook, which will have all the details to help you have a smooth and succesful CSA experience. You will also receive our weekly newsletter, beginning the Tuesday evening preceding the first pick up date.
Four things to consider:
1) Do I want a weekly box, or every other week?
2) Do I want to extend my deliveries into the fall?
3) Do I want to add strawberries or bread?
4) Do I want anything in bulk for canning or freezing?
What's going to be in my box?
Here are a couple resources that should help. The first is Farmer Rick's actual CSA harvest plan for 2018. Of course, nothing in the farming world ever goes exactly according to plan, but this will give a good sense of what we are going for. The second is a series of photographs one of our "super-members" took each week during the 2013 season.
Pick up days are every Wednesdays (or every other), beginning June 13th.
Please note: Once you submit your order, you will not get an immediete email confirmation. We will send one personally when we process your order. This may be the same day, or it may be a day or two later.
What our members are saying...
Hi! I'm Farmer Rick, and I would love to be your farmer.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.
Not sure if CSA is right for you? Not sure which share(s) would best suit you?
I am happy to try and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please don't hesitate to call, email, text... you can even Instant message me on facebook if that is easiest for you. Here is my personal email address and phone number:
Perhaps you are thinking, "Okay, that all sounds great, but how exactly does this work? How do I sign up? How do I pick up my share(s)? How do I pay for it?"
There are a couple things to know about preserving shares. They are not part of the CSA shares. These are seperate transactions. We bill you when we deliver them and do not take payment up front (as with the CSA and partner shares). The other thing is that in any given year, they may or may not be available. We plan for them, planting sufficient amounts of each given crop. However, our top priority is always the CSA shares. So, for example, if we are not having a very good tomato year, we may well direct all the tomatoes that were planned for the preserving shares, into the CSA shares. We apologize for any disappointments that may result from this, but want to be up front about it.
Tomato share - $80
40lb box of sun ripened tomatoes. Great for canning or freezing. Distributed August/September as available.
Salsa share - $55
20lb tomatoes, 2.5lb mixed peppers, 3lb onions, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 bunch basil, 2 bulbs garlic, and recipe.
Potato share - $35
25lb bag of potatoes, delivered in fall.
Kale share - $25
8lb box of kale, with freezing instructions.
Pesto share - $15
1lb fresh basil, 1 bulb garlic, recipe.
Kraut Share - $35
35lb box of cabbage
3) Thirdly, are you interested in any add-ons? These include strawberries or bread shares from our friends and neighbors (we call them partner shares)?