Community Supported Agriculture
2022 CSA shares are on sale now! We offer two vegetable share sizes, full and half, and two different fruit share sizes from nearby farm partners.
Joining our CSA is one of the most meaningful ways you can support local farmers from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Profits from CSA memberships are used to purchase organic produce directly from beginning farmers in our land-based education program. Additionally, a percentage from each CSA membership helps fund shared farming resources at Big River Farms, including access to land and infrastructure, training materials, marketing support, and distribution channels for emerging farmers.
OF NOTE: 2022 CSA shares will NOT be customizable. After much consideration and feedback from past CSA customers and BRF farmers, we’ve decided the custom share model we used the past two years doesn’t align well with our beginning farmer education, empowerment, and support model. While good for CSA member recruitment, retention, and satisfaction, it added an unnecessary and unsustainable amount of confusion, labor, and logistics to the back end of our aggregated program for new farmers learning the CSA ropes. Our focus in 2022 will be educating BRF farmers on the management and logistics side of our CSA program while continuing to provide you with fresh, high-quality, organic produce every week.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 651-433-3676
How Does it Work?
18 weeks of fresh, seasonal, certified organic veggies grown at our farm. BRF farmers grow a variety of veggies like carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, salad mix, cucumbers, garlic and onions, plus several crops representative of Minnesota’s culturally and racially diverse farming populations, like Thai basil, lemongrass, Bok choy, and mustard greens.
We offer two types of certified organic fruit shares sourced from a local farmer in nearby Menomonie, WI (Mary Dirty Face Farm) and from a Stillwater-based grower and distributor (Everett Myers). These fruit shares can be purchased as an add-on to your vegetable share, or as a stand-alone option. Fruits include raspberries, plums, pears, blueberries, apples, and more.
What are the perks of a CSA share with Big River Farms?
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit. A percentage of your CSA membership funds our on-farm education program for beginning farmers.
Big River Farms delivers CSA shares to 12 drop sites near Stillwater and the Twin Cities. Choose the location closest to you.
Our vegetable and fruit shares are all 100% USDA-certified organic and are delivered direct from farm-to-table to you.
Your membership supports local farmers from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We aggregate produce from several farmers for your CSA shares.
We accept a variety of payment types and offer multiple payment options, including monthly billing and SNAP-EBT.
Your vegetable share comes with a seasonal herb pot, which includes organic sage, oregano, parsley, and thyme started from seed in our greenhouses.