Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a fun and meaningful way to access fresh, local produce, and build a relationship with the land, farmer and other happy eaters in your community.
The Common Ground Garden Student Share is a weekly or biweekly pick-up of veggies for the first 9 weeks of the fall semester. Student Members also share their gifts with the community through a variety of involvement options.
Sign up HERE for a Share.
Scroll down for more information about the Student CSA or click on the link for more information about the Common Ground Garden.
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.
$156 Full Share- Package weekly for up to 4 people
$78 Half Share- Package every other week for up to 2 people
· 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.
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.
The garden is located on the west side of the property of Saint Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph.
Extending the Link: 2016 Women in Agriculture Documentary "Ubumwe; Together We Grow" Act Local Initiative
Production Manager, CGG