What is CSA?
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a partnership between farmers and the nearby residents to provide direct access to local, high quality produce. Community members purchase subscriptions from their local farmer before the growing season to provide farmers with a guaranteed income. In exchange, CSA members receive regular "shares": a package of fresh fruit and vegetables once a week or every other week.
Why become a CSA member?
What do I need to do to become a CSA member?
$156 Full Share- Package weekly for up to 4 people
$78 Half Share- Package every other week for up to 2 people
Steps to become a CSA member
· Potatoes · Onions · Zucchini · Cucumbers · Peppers · Tomatoes · Watermelon · Cantaloupe · Green/yellow Beans · Kale/Collards/Swiss Chard · Corn · Carrots · Daikon Radishes · Pac choi · Kohlrabi · Salad Turnips · Beets · Winter Squash (Delicata, Butternut, Pumpkins) · Leeks · Parsnips
*** Remember a CSA is a partnership supporting your farmer through their season so this list is not a promise, but a guideline of what we are hoping for. We may need to substitute one item for another or increase one to make up for a crop that didn't do as well.
Who is the Common Ground Gardens (your local farm)?
TheCommon Ground Gardens (CGG) A community garden at the Saint Benedict's Monastery that produces fresh, clean, healthful food without herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers and strives to strengthen the St. Joseph and surrounding community with many involvement opportunities. The CGG is committed to supporting the St. Joseph Food Shelf and the St. Cloud Catholic Charities Food Pantry.
Where is the Common Ground Gardens located?
The garden is located on the west side of the property of Saint Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph.
Who is involved in this CSA Student Partnership?
ETL Women in Agriculture Documentary Act Local
Enactus' 2016 Initiative
How do I learn more?
Kate Ritger, Production Manager 262-339-7737 [email protected]