Big River Farms CSA
Welcome to Big River Farms CSA!
Big River Farms is a Certified Organic vegetable farm located in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. The farm is operated by a nonprofit, Minnesota Food Association (MFA), which provides training, land and resources to farmers from socially-disadvantaged backgrounds. All proceeds from the farm are used to further MFA's mission: to build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic and environmental justice.
What Makes Us Different?
Like all Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms, we offer members a share of our harvest in exchange for pre-season support. This helps ensure a successful season by providing much-needed operating funds in the spring, when they’re needed most.
Big River Farms has many unique features that set it apart from other CSAs in the Twin Cities:
• Our produce is Certified Organic. We follow (and often exceed) the national standards set by the USDA for Organic production, and are monitored by a third-party certifier. This guarantees to our customers that we’re using best practices for the health of the environment, our farmers, and the people who eat our produce.
• Your CSA membership supports multiple farmers. MFA is a local food hub: we share our resources to help small-scale farmers succeed in ways they wouldn’t be able to on their own. By growing for Big River Farms, farmers gain access to land, infrastructure, training, marketing and distribution channels while growing their own farm business.
• The farmers come from highly diverse backgrounds. MFA focuses on farmers from socially-disadvantaged backgrounds, including many immigrants and refugees. On any given day, you’ll meet farmers from 10 different countries while walking through our fields!
• We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Big River Farms is operated by the nonprofit Minnesota Food Association (MFA) to provide a guaranteed market for the farmers we support, and to generate funds needed to train future farmers.
By joining our CSA, you are not only directly supporting the current farmers, you’re making an investment in the future of organic agriculture in our community.
At Big River Farms, we make it easy for you to feed your family the highest-quality Organic produce, while at the same time playing a significant role in the transformation of our local food system. We offer a variety of share options to meet your family’s needs, and deliver to sites throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs to make pick-up convenient. You can find more details on pricing and payment options, dropsite locations and other logistics by clicking the icon below.