How long does your CSA season go for?
Our 2017 CSA will run from the weeks of June 13- October 10th.
Our Fall Harvest Crops will be available for ordering online beginning in late summer 2017.
Are you certified organic?
Yes! Our farm has been certified organic since 2008 by Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA).
What is in a typical CSA box?
Our Full Acre Share boxes are fit for 2-4 adults, while our Half Acre Share is suitable for 1-2 adults depending on your eating habits and needs. Being a member of a CSA connects you with the highs and lows of farm life. Depending on the season, some vegetables will be in abundance, while other veggies may have lower yields. Your CSA share will reflect what eating with the seasons truly means. You can take a look at Minnesota Grown's "What's in Season"chart here.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes! You can either pay for the whole amount up front or pay half upon sign-up and the remaining half on July 1, 2017. This only applies to both our Full and Half Acre shares. Fall crops will be available online and you will pay when you order.
Currently, Big River Farms accepts checks payable to Big River Farms CSA sent to 14220-B Ostlund Trail North, Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047. Or you may pay via credit card through our online system.
How does Big River Farms communicate with me?
As an educational nonprofit, MFA's mission to make sure you connect with food and farming in ways that are meaningful for you. We will make sure to keep you in the loop all season about opportunities and events through our member newsletter. Our staff is always happy to answer your questions, so please never hesitate to e-mail the Food Hub Manager: email@example.com or call our office at 651-433-3676.
What if I go on vacation and can't pick up my box?
You have a couple options for your CSA share if you are out of town sometime during the season. First contact the Food Hub Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know dates when you will be gone. We are able to put a "vacation hold" on your box, so the following delivery you get two boxes, or we can make sure your box makes it to a local food shelf if you wish to donate your weeks produce instead.
What if I forgot to pick up my box on the delivery day?
We send out our newsletter the morning of delivery to act as a reminder to grab your box, but we realize with everyone's busy schedule, there will be forgotten boxes. Once we finalize our delivery sites, you will be assigned a host site leader to contact in regards to your pick up schedule. Some of our dropsite locations are businesses only open during a specific times, so the sooner you can contact someone about your box the better.
Where else can I find Big River Farms' produce?
Find our produce at the Seward Co-ops, as well as other small businesses such as, Sen Yai Sen Lek and Truce Juice Bar. We will be attending the Kingfield Farmers Market hosted by Neighborhood Roots at 4310 Nicollet Ave South. Market dates are Sundays, May -October, 8:00AM to 1:00PM. Stop by our stand and say hi!