Minnesota’s Land Stewardship Project founded in 1982 “to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland” provides a directory of 58 csa farms, which share a commitment to sustainable agriculture: www.landstewardshipproject.org
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in America, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products. Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.
Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products. This concept of Community Supported Agriculture was introduced into the United States in 1985 by Robyn Van En, who farmed in South Egremont, Massachusetts. She learned of the concept from a Swiss friend, Jan Vander Tuin, and within 4 years her farm’s original membership of 30 shares grew to 150. Wilson College in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania has established the Robyn Van En Center in honor of Ms. Van En who died in 1997.
Felton (Clay County)
Kragnes Family Farm [Ben & Tyne Kragnes]
10600 60th Street N
Pickup sites also in Moorhead & Detroit Lakes (in Minnesota) and in Fargo & South Fargo (in North Dakota)
Wrenshall (30 minutes south of Duluth in Carlton County)
Food Farm [Janaki Fisher-Merritt & Annie Dugan]
2612 Co Rd 1