What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Registration for 2017 is now open!
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is an opportunity for local-food enthusiasts to participate in the successes and failures of a local farm felt during a Minnesota growing season. The member of the general-public starts by selecting a local fruit and/or vegetable grower they trust, and registers to buy a share of their yield. Through this purchase this person becomes a CSA shareholder, and receives a commitment from their chosen grower to provide them a weekly share of in-season produce throughout the growing season.
The grower agrees to harvest, clean, sort, sometimes cool (if needed), containerize, and deliver the share to a mutually convenient location. The shareholder agrees to pay for their share prior to the beginning of the season, which often times allows the grower to be able to sow, cultivate, harvest, and deliver the harvest without having to borrow expensive operating capital. By signing up early, you are helping the farm by providing the necessary cash flow to ensure the farmer can buy seeds and the equipment needed to have a successful crop. Should the crop fail due to forces beyond control of the grower (hail storms, flooding, droughts, insect and plagues), the CSA shareholder agrees to share in part of the crop losses by accepting a smaller CSA box.
For many growers, this risk sharing can be a significant factor in the sustainability of their farming venture. To the shareholder, this strategic partnership provides a sense of ownership in the CSA farming operation in the food it produces as well as a stronger bond to their farmer partner.
Untiedt's CSA Program
Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm's weekly CSA shareholder’s box lasts 17 weeks, starting mid-June. Our shareholders have the option of purchasing a full-share to feed a family of four to six, or a half-share to feed a family of two to three. We offer delivery to over 50 locations throughout the Twin Cities area.
We cordially invite you to consider registering to purchase your share of our hand-harvested asparagus, fresh-picked raspberries and strawberries, our famous State Fair sweet corn, our Honeycrisp and Swee Tango Apples and much, much more! We honestly believe our produce can exceed your expectations for homegrown flavor. We look forward to an opportunity where We Can Grow For You!
Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm CSA share is like none other! We have over 50 different small fruits and vegetable crops being raised on our farmlands. Along with that large selection comes the extended "harvest window," which is much wider than most other Minnesota growers because we farm many crops using high tunnels. This allows us to begin the harvest much sooner than growers who must wait for the risk of frost and cold winds to subside before they are able to sow their seeds which delays harvest dates in Minnesota.
For example, we normally begin harvesting Red Ripe tomatoes by the third week of June. This means our shareholders will be eating Red Ripe Minnesota Grown tomatoes in the month of June instead of waiting until early August - which is when most other growers' tomatoes come to market.
Want to see shares from last season? Check them out here!
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Call 763-658-4672 to register with a payment plan.
We have been told time upon time that our shares are generous in contents each week. We have been asked to consider creating a quarter share. As much as we would like to please all of our customers, we have made the decision to stick with only two size offerings. Our suggestions for individuals who are looking for a quarter share would be to share a half share with a family member, friend, or neighbor! The stories we hear from members who share their excess produce with neighbors remind us of back in the day and sharing the backyard garden with the entire block. Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Our CSA’s are delivered on Tuesday each week. We have multiple pick up sites to choose from in the metro. Below, each site is listed as private/employee only which means you must work at that specific location, or the location is a public location which means all are welcome to pick up there! Here is a quick list of our public sites.
2017 CSA Locations:
Registration for 2017 is NOW open!
All deliveries are on Tuesdays:
3500/3600 American Blvd. (Employees Only)
At the Farm-Waconia (Open to the Public!)
BI Worldwide (Employees Only)
Best Buy Corporate HQ (Employees Only)
Beckman Coulter (Employees Only)
Bosch-Burnsville (Employees Only)
Carlson Towers (Employees Only)
CBIZ (Employees Only)
CentraCare Health (Employees Only)
CHS Inc. IGH (Employees Only)
CHS Inc. Eagan (Employees Only)
Cigna (Employees Only)
City of Eden Prairie (Employees Only)
Ecolab Global HQ/385 Washington/Aramark (Employees Only of these buildings)
Entrust Datacard-Shakopee (Employees Only)
Fifth Street Towers- 100 Tower (tenants only)
Froehling Anderson (Employees Only)
InFit-Albertville- Open to the Public!
International DQ (Employees Only)
Hearth and Home Technologies Lakeville (Employees Only)
Hill-Rom (Employees Only)
Kowalski's Markets, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Grand Ave-St. Paul, Lyndale Market, Oak Park Heights, Parkview Market, Shoreview, Uptown Market, White Bear Lake, Woodbury (Open to the Public!)
Kroll Ontrack (Employees Only)
Long Term Care Group-EP (Employees Only)
Long Term Care Group-Woodbury (Employees Only)
Lutheran Social Services, Como Ave. (Employees Only)
Medtronic-Moundsview (Employees Only)
Medtronic-Rice Creek (Employees Only)
Medtronic-World Headquarters (Employees Only)
Minneapolis Farmers Market- Open to the Public (9am-1pm)
MVNA (Employees Only)
Nonin Medical (Employees Only)
Optum Circle 11000 (Employees Only)
Optum 13625 Tech Drive (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet, Chanhassen (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet Plymouth -55/101(Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Maple Grove (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Methodist Hospital (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Burnsville (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- Carlson Clinic (Employees Only)
Park Nicollet-SLP Excelsior Blvd.(Employees Only)
Park Nicollet- St. Francis Shakopee (Employees Only)
Protolabs- Maple Plain (Employees Only)
Protolabs-Plymouth (Employees Only)
SACS (Shakopee Area Catholic School)
Sedgwick CMS (Employees Only)
SFM-Bloomington (Employees Only)
Smiths Medical-Plymouth (Employees Only)
Stahlke Bus Garage, Delano (Open to the Public)
Tennant Co. (Employees Only)
TRIA (Employees Only)
UHG- Plymouth 6150 Trenton Ln. (Employees Only)
UHG 9900 Bren Rd. East (Employees Only)
UHG 9800 Health Care Ln. (Employees Only)
UHG 9700 Health Care Ln. (Employees Only)
UHG White Water 2 (Employees Only)
UCARE 500 Stinson (Employees Only)
UCARE 600 Stinson (Employees Only)
Untiedt's Vegetable Stand, Montrose -Public drop site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Buffalo-Public drop site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Eden Prairie-Public Drop Site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Knollwood-St. Louis Park-Public Drop Site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Maple Grove-Public Drop Site!
Untiedt's Garden Market, Minnetonka-Public Drop Site!
Untiedt's Garden Market-Wayzata- Public Drop Site!
Untiedt's Garden Market-Southdale-Edina-Public Drop Site!
UTC Aerospace Systems-Burnsville (Employees Only)
Valley Natural Foods-Burnsville- Public Drop Site!
We also deliver to many corporate sites once pre-approved. If you are interested in having your company be a drop site for our CSA program, please contact us for more information! Have more questions? View our CSA FAQ.