What is a CSA?
A farm share program is a form of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). It involves a mutual commitment between consumers and growers. In return for an upfront payment the farmer provides a portion of the weekly harvest for each family throughout the growing season. This method of financing allows the producer to pay for expenses early in the season while allowing consumers to receive more produce per dollar than they could purchase at the farmers market or grocery store. The wide range of produce provided gives families the opportunity to expand the range of their diets and discover new favorites. Share size is dictated by family size and appetite. A single share is generally sufficient for families of up to four members while larger families will likely require a double share to meet their needs.
When you become a member of our Farm Share you will receive a reusable box of produce each week. The season begins in early June through mid-October.
Choose to pick up your Farm Share CSA box at either:
Thesis Brewery on Tuesday evenings from 5pm-10pm
1929 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
The Eyota Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings from 4pm-7pm
303 Fifth St SW
Eyota, MN 55934
We also deliver to the residence of Scenic Oak Dr. neighborhood of SW Rochester, MN (day to be announced)
We ask that you return the reusable box upon pick up or delivery.
Please note that produce left unclaimed at the Thesis Beer Project pick up location will be donated to staff members. If you know ahead of time that you will be unable to pick up your share, you can contact us to make other arrangements.
What does a share include?
Farm share deliveries begin as soon as early season crops become available and continue as long as possible. The produce will change as different crops mature. Early summer deliveries might include salad mix, green onions, radishes, herbs, broccoli, rhubarb, cabbage, beets, spinach, baby potatoes, peas, beans, kale, and other early season crops while late summer deliveries feature tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, carrots, squash, garlic, onions, kohlrabi, Brussel sprouts, sweet corn, zucchini, and a wide variety of herbs and other warm season crops. Full shares include 3 bags of herbs, half shares include 2 bags of herbs. Families that cook frequently with fresh herbs might consider our bonus herb share. Fresh herbs include various kinds of basil, chives, cilantro, lemon balm, lemon thyme, marjoram, mints, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, stevia, thyme, and more. If your family would like to do some gardening in addition to receiving a weekly share, we have a variety of vegetable transplants and potted herbs available upon request.
We will do our best to provide you with an abundance of delicious produce however, all crop yields are subject to the changing weather.