Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing produce from our vegetable stands, our customer become “members” of our CSA farm and receive a portion of our farm’s harvest.
Our CSA program runs for 17 weeks, beginning in mid-June and extending into October. Members are responsible for picking up their shares from their designated pickup sites each week on the designated pickup day.
We provide our members with the best of what’s in season. Varieties and quantities may vary throughout the season, but we grow over 50 different crops to include throughout the CSA growing season. Our FAMILY SHARES and MINI SHARES may include different products each week.
At Untiedt’s, we have made a commitment to grow NO GMO fruits or vegetables. We are not a 100% organic farm (find out why), rather we are committed to growing the highest quality produce in a natural and sustainable way.
At Untiedt’s, we value each and every CSA member. Our priority is to honor the commitment to fill shares each and every week. In addition to our CSA, our farm also sells to a variety of other outlets. Please note that we make sure to honor our commitment to our shareholders prior to supplying other locations with produce.
We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week. The quantity of produce, however, may vary from week to week due to extreme weather conditions, insects, or other production factors despite our very best efforts. By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and other members. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, we compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on the farm that are ready for harvest at that time. At Untiedt’s, we incorporate risk management into our crop production to ensure we can supply all of our CSA members with a variety of crops throughout the entire season.
At times our retail locations and other produce outlets such as grocery stores may carry products that you have not seen in the shares. One prime example is berries. Certain points throughout the season it is impossible to ship berries due to high temperatures. We must pick berries daily to keep invasive pests from damaging the entire crop, limiting the amount for the CSA. We do however, set aside certain weeks throughout the summer and fall to only pick berries for CSA members. Each growing season is different, therefore altering the product offering. Weather is out of our control, but we work diligently to ensure that we provide a variety of produce for all of our CSA members all season long.
The best way to communicate with us is via email or phone. Please email Jenna at [email protected] or call our office at 763-658-4672. Please contact us with any news of the following:
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