Indigenous Food Share
Registration for the 2017 IFS is closed. Thank you to all 2017 IFS members. We hope that that you will join us for the next season!
2017 IFS Registration Form - Fill out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at our offices at 1308 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
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 uses the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, in which members invest up-front in the farm and receive a share of the farm’s produce. Each week (or bi-weekly for a half share), boxes are delivered to members at a drop site.
There will also be at least one opportunity for members to come out to the farm and pick their own produce.
What’s In a box?
- Each box will typically include 10-15 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruit, based on what is in season. The produce follows the seasons and may also include our indigenous dried beans, wild rice, and other indigenous gathered or produced foods.
- A Well Balanced Box –Filled with indigenous salad greens, root vegetables, herbs, and other “munching” veggies
- A selection of fresh herbs for you to pick from each week
- Indigenous Ingredients –We incorporate as many indigenous and wild gathered foods as we can when available.
- Weekly Newsletter – Includes recipes using the week’s ingredients, a special feature on the indigenous crop of the week, helpful hints, along with other important information about the season
Where Will I Pick Up My Box?
In 2017 our drop sites will be:
- Minneapolis at the Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Ave, Tuesdays from 3-7pm.
- St. Paul - Mississippi Market Food Co-op, West 7th St. & Perlman St., Thursdays.
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 a food shelf.
How is the IFS unique to other CSA shares?
Our IFS focuses on representing indigenous foods to the best of our ability and in order to be a part of our food shares each crop must have value to the indigenous community in heritage or health. We include unique ingredients like ground cherries, wild harvested foods when available, berries, indigenous salad mixes such as amaranth greens and lambs quarters, wild rice, and indigenous squash varieties.
Dream of Wild Health is a nonprofit. This means that by becoming an IFS member, you become a part of fulfilling Dream of Wild Health’s mission of increasing access to healthy, indigenous food in the Twin Cities. It is our goal to empower the Native community by strengthening families and communities around good food, healthy choices and restoring a relationship with the land.
Is it Expensive? How Can I Pay?
For 2017, the full share is $525 and a half share is $270. You'll have plenty to share with relatives, freeze or can for the winter, or split between families.
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, and SNAP/EBT.
Please contact our Farm Manager, Heather Drake (email@example.com) if cost is a burden to you and you are interested in purchasing a share or if you would like more information on the IFS.