CSA Information

What is a CSA? 

To learn more about CSA’s in general, click here!

About our CSA:

If you join our CSA, you can expect to receive a basket of fresh, organic vegetables each week for 16 weeks of the 2017 growing season. We offer two share sizes: small and large. Small shares are $300 (for 1+ people) and large shares are $450 (for 3+ people).

Extras! We collaborate to offer separate cheese & pickle shares, pottery shares, and maple syrup, which can be added onto your vegetable CSA. Please see details below and within our CSA share option listings.

Our CSA members will be able to visit the farm, volunteer, and celebrate with us throughout the season. To read an article written by one of our CSA members about our CSA, visit Bounty + beauty: the art of Night Owl Farm.

How it all works:

Starting in mid-June, we expect to deliver baskets of vegetables each Wednesday evening for our CSA members.  You will have the option to either pick up your own basket for free at one of our pick-up locations, or you can purchase our home delivery option for $80 (this equals $5 per week) to have your basket delivered to an address of your choice within a designated area of the Twin Cities (see map). This extra delivery charge will help cover the costs of our mileage and time.

Three FREE pickup locations:

1.) New Brighton pick-up location: Barley John’s Brew Pub, 781 Old Highway 8 SW, New Brighton, MN 55112. Their website: http://www.barleyjohns.com

2.) Minneapolis pick-up location: Gyst, 25 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Their website: http://gystmpls.com

3.) St. Paul pick-up location: 1689 Hubbard Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

Delivery of baskets will happen in the late evenings, each Wednesday, between 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Once delivery routes are determined, we can provide more information on timing for each delivery.

Here is a sampling of produce you might receive in your basket:

Early summer: carrots, peas, radishes, kohlrabi, variety of greens (lettuces, kale, swiss chard), variety of herbs, wild rice

Mid-late summer: beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, onion, radish, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, variety of greens, variety of fresh herbs

Fall: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, fingerling potatoes, kohlrabi, leeks, melons, peppers, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, variety of greens, variety of fresh herbs

We hope to share with you these items in future years:  berries, tree fruit, asparagus, flowers, mushrooms and preserved goods!

 

GYST Shares = Cheese and Pickles!

Night Owl Farm has partnered with GYST Fermentation Bar in order to offer our CSA members GYST Cheese and Pickle shares!  You can complete your weekly meals with an addition of GYST’s own traditional pickles and/or a hunk of artisanal cheese.

CHEESE:

Choose a 1/4 lb. or a 1/2 lb. per week. You’ll receive a truly artisanal cheese! GYST works farm-direct with many artisanal cheesemakers around the U.S., so you may receive cheese you have not tried before or cannot find in the co-op. You’ll also receive the story behind each cheesemaker, as well as pairing notes and a 15% discount on retail cheese at GYST during the CSA season.

Large cheese share: .5lb/each week for 16 weeks – $250 ($16 for a 1/2 lb. cheese a week!)

Small cheese share: .25lb/each week for 16 weeks- $125 ($8 for a 1/4 lb. cheese a week!) 

PICKLES:

GYST’s Traditional Pickles are naturally fermented using the freshest possible produce. We add only salt and water; no heat or vinegar. The result is a naturally tangy, flavorful pickle that complements any dish. You’ll also receive tips on fermenting your own produce!

Large Pickle Share : 2 jars per month for 4 months – $72 ($9 per jar!)

Small Pickle Share: 1 jar per month for 4 months – $36 ($9 per jar!)

Pickles will be dependent on availability.

Some examples of pickles you might receive:

French Breakfast Radish with Chervil, Beauty Heart Radish with Caraway, Carrots in Coriander Orange Brine, Golden Beets with Ginger and Orange, Spicy Daikon Radish; Celeriac with Leek and Rosemary

GYST Fermentation Bar is a creative food business specializing in your favorite delicious and nutritious fermented foods and drinks. From natural wines to craft beers, ciders and kombucha, to artisanal cheese, salumi, traditional pickles, chocolate and coffee – GYST has everything you love! Please visit our website at gystmpls.com

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A NOTE: NO EGG SHARES IN 2017
Our good neighbors, Nate and Mary, after recently being a dealt a number of difficult setbacks and heartbreaks will be taking a season off from egg production in 2017 in order to catch their breath.   We send our best wishes to their family in 2017.
 
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*We ask of our members:

By signing up for our CSA, you become a member of our farm. We will do our best to provide beautiful baskets of vegetables for 16 weeks of the growing season and we ask that our members give grace to the farm if something out of our control impedes our ability to do so.  We will all hope for and expect a successful season, but acknowledge that occasionally the unexpected has the potential to ruin certain crops, or cause delay.  We will keep all of our CSA members informed weekly through email on how things are going at the farm.

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