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CSA - what is it?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. At its most basic, it is a farming model that directly links the consumer with the farmer through a membership or “share”.

CSA also incorporates the ideals of buying local and contributing to a sustainable economy. When you become a member of a local CSA you are directly contributing to your local economy and helping reduce your carbon footprint.

You know exactly where your food comes from. You know exactly how it is grown and whether it was produced with chemicals. In our case, we use NO chemicals for pest control and all natural, local fertilizers.  We use strict organic methods on our farm.

There are many advantages to becoming a member of a CSA. The first and probably most important is receiving the freshest most delicious, nutritious, UNprocessed produce available.  Members become intimately involved in the farm and usually visit at least once during the season to see how the farm works, where and how their food is grown, harvested, and distributed. Most members are introduced to many new and unique varieties of vegetables they haven’t had the opportunity to cook with or eat fresh.

The concept of eating seasonal, or “with the seasons” is integrated at every level as we can grow what is appropriate for our Minnesota climate.  And lastly, many people have a tremendous sense of pride in contributing to their local economy and becoming a part of a sustainable agricultural model that works.

Happy sloppy snow day from East Henderson Farm!March 5th, 2018

Howdy!  We wanted to say thanks for joining our farm last year, and give you an update on how our current farming season is progressing (yes, we are already farming!).  School is cancelled t

Welcome to the New Year!January 8th, 2018

Today is the first "warm" day of January 2018 - a balmy 35 degrees is forecast for the high, and the snow is getting a bit soft with the sunlight warming the ground.  Still, I'm spending the day

Think Globally Act Locally – making the case for supporting a CSA farmJanuary 24th, 2017

I’ve seen this as a bumper-sticker mantra for many years and have generally agreed, but hadn’t put much thought behind it.  After a 2016 defined by political drama, intense social dis

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