Our 2016 season will be slightly different than previous seasons.
Full Shares: You will receive four deliveries of six items each. You can choose to add on fresh herbs to your share (see below). $240 or pay $50 deposit now, balance due by June 1.
Half Shares: You will receive four deliveries of three items each (you’ll choose from the full list of six items). You can choose to add on fresh herbs to your share (see below). $140 or pay $50 deposit now, balance due by June 1.
Shipped Shares: There will be four deliveries of five items each. $245 or pay $50 deposit now, balance due by June 1. Cost includes shipping charges.
Fresh Herbs (add-on): Fresh herbs are an add-on option for local shares. This will allow us to get more fresh herbs into the hands of those who love them, and not take up space in the crisper drawer of those who don’t get around to using them. There will be more fresh herbs for those who choose this option than in the past when it was sent out to all. The fresh herb add-on will include culinary herbs such as rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, cilantro, garlic scapes, and heads of garlic. It may also include herbs for tea, edible flowers, and fresh flower bouquets. The fresh herb option will be included in three of the four deliveries. $25.
Soap of the Month (add-on): Add on a Soap of the Month membership, and you’ll get extra soap and save on shipping. You’ll get 6 bars of handcrafted soap delivered with your CSA shares throughout the season. We make our soaps of the month with the same great carrier and essential oils as the soaps included in the CSA, but often include mineral colorants such as oxides and micas (whereas CSA soap include botanical and clay colorants only). You’ll have a greater variety of soaps to choose from, be able to stock your bathrooms and kitchen from the get go, and might even be able to set one or two bars aside as small gifts. $33.
Dropsite Locations: View our map. Our dropsite locations are still being confirmed. Each dropsite is pending until there are 5 people picking up there. We will keep you up to date of changes that occur to our dropsite locations.
- Cambridge: Near the Isanti County Government Center (confirmed)
- White Bear Township/Centerville: Pickup is off of 35E between County Rd J & Hwy 14 (confirmed)
- North Branch: Pickup is off of Hemingway Ave & Lincoln Tr, available for pickup the Tuesday immediately following delivery day (9am-7pm) (confirmed)
- South Minneapolis: Off of 42 Av S & 42nd St S (pending)
- St. Paul: Off of Snelling & Como (pending)
- Your house: (pending) Gather a group of 5 or more members and we can add another dropsite at your place!
Delivery dates (subject to change due to weather, harvest, etc.): June 13, Aug 1, Sept 19, & Nov 7. These dates are all Mondays. Shares will be available for pickup at each dropsite between the hours of 6-9pm on the evening of pickup (except the North Branch dropsite, which will be available on Tuesdays: 6/14, 8/2, 9/20, & 11/8). Our Cambridge dropsite is the most accommodating to alternative pickup times.
Newsletter: you’ll be emailed a newsletter for each delivery, detailing what is included in your share and how you can use it.
Payment: A limited number of shares are available for each growing season. Reserve your share with a $50 deposit, payment in full due June 1.
Pictures are from our 2015 herbal CSA season, when there were 6 deliveries of 4 items each.
A preliminary plan for the 2016 season (but each month is a surprise – harvest and production is based on what is doing well at the time): deodorant, maple syrup, herb seedlings, bar soap, lip balm, chive blossom vinegar, laundry butter, rose/chamomile/lavender hydrosol, linden-infused honey, Bang-up Job Salve (arnica, comfrey & St. John’s wort), foaming liquid hand soap, pesto, stain stick, tulsi tincture, spiced plum wild jelly, sleepy cherry elixir, artemisia cleaner (shelf-stable), smudge spray, liquid hand soap refill, triple elderberry syrup, calendula body butter, fire cider, throat spray, and balsam bath bombs.