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Minnesota CSA Farms ǀ Find a CSA Farm


Find a CSA farm near you!  

Find local CSA farms with the free Minnesota Grown Directory published by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  With more than 85 Minnesota CSA farms to choose from, it's easy to find the perfect one for you.

 

 

 

 

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  • Our Minnesota Grown Directory has more than 85 CSA farms and hundreds of famers' markets, orchards, berry farms and other places to buy directly from the farmer. 
  • You can shop around for the perfect CSA that fits your family at MinnesotaGrown.com
  • Many community supported agriculture farms sell out early in the season, so make sure you contact the farm early.

What is a CSA Farm?

  • A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm is a great way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. You can purchase a share (i.e. membership) from a farmer for an upfront cost. The cost varies from farm to farm depending on the products in the share and the number of deliveries included. As a general rule of thumb, most full CSA shares cost between $400 and $650. Some farms offer half shares as well.
  • When joining a CSA, you need to understand that the membership has a shared risk. If the farm gets bad weather, like a hailstorm in the summer, they may lose some crop. The idea of shared risk is what creates a sense of community and a stronger connection to the farm.
  • There will be variation from CSA to CSA when it comes to products, days of delivery and how many weeks during the spring/summer that they deliver. 
  • Some CSA farms offer members the opportunity to volunteer at the farm or to come out for a farm visit to see where their produce comes from. 

What is the benefit of becoming a member of a CSA? 

  • CSA membership is an increasingly popular way to get your weekly produce.  CSA members will receive ultra fresh produce (and some farms will also offer things like meats, cheeses, jams, eggs and other goodies!) in a box or basket each week. Many people enjoy having a relationship with the farm and knowing what's in season and how the crops are progressing.
  • It is convenient to have fresh produce delivered to you weekly.  You receive produce that you may have never tried before and you are likely to eat more vegetables than you typically would.  It is a great way to add variety to your weeknight dinners.

Learn more about local Community Supported Agriculture farms 

MDA Contacts

Paul Hugunin at 651-201-6510
Paul.Hugunin@state.mn.us

Jessica Miles at 651-201-6170
Jessica.Miles@state.mn.us

Ag Marketing & Development Division