A Native CSA: Introducing the Indigenous Food Share
2016 INDIGENOUS FOOD SHARE PROGRAM IS FULL!
Please join us at our Farmers Markets instead!
What is an Indigenous Food Share?
The Indigenous Food Share is a unique way to connect with DWH farm and provide healthy and indigenous foods at a low cost to your family. It’s modeled on the “Community Supported Agriculture” idea, in which members pay up-front for a share of the farm’s produce. Each week, boxes are delivered to members at a drop site.
Our weekly boxes will include 10-15 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and fresh eggs are also available to add to a share. The produce follows the seasons, and may also include honey, our indigenous dried beans, wild rice, and other indigenous gathered or produced foods. Every week we’ll include a newsletter from the farm, a recipe using the week’s ingredients, and other info. There will also be opportunities for members to come out to the farm and pick their own produce, but the weekly boxes will be based on what is in season at the farm.
Where Will I Pick Up My Box?
In 2016 our drop sites will be:
Minneapolis at the Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Ave, Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m.
St. Paul To be determined
At the Farm on Fridays from 8-4
Members are responsible to pick up their box every week, or make arrangements for a friend to pick it up. We will not hold shares or reimburse for missed shares. Unclaimed boxes will be donated to the food shelf.
Is it Expensive? How Can I Pay?
A full share is $500, which comes out to about $20/week, but it is a lot of good food! You'll have plenty to share with relatives, freeze or can for the winter, or split between two or three families. We also offer half-shares for smaller families.
The big thing is: we want to make our good food accessible to all, regardless of income. If you think cost would be a burden for your family, please contact us at 612-874-4200 to find out what options we can offer you. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, EBT, and even will trade for shares! The important thing is you'll get your veggies.
Please contact our Market Coordinator, Clara Sandberg, if interested in purchasing a share or if you would like more information.