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Summer CSA Share

 

18 Weeks--Early June to Late September

Register now for the 2015 Season (6 month payment plans available. Use your credit card or echeck)


A Full Summer share consists of 10-15 kinds of fresh organically grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs delivered to you for 18 weeks.  The share will vary in size, growing from around 7-12 lbs in the spring to well over 25 lbs in the late summer and early fall.  One share will generously feed two people with a vegetarian diet or a family of four with mixed diets.

$695 in Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud, Minnetonka and Rogers, and Fargo/Moorhead

$655 in Alexandria,

$665 in  Sauk Centre 

The cost for a CSA share comes out to be just over $36 per delivery for local members and $38 for metro members. This ends up being a wonderful deal for the amount and quality of organic produce that you will be receiving!!

Head here to see to see photos of the typical amount and variety that you will receive in the various weeks\' deliveries.

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Dill    
   
Beet Greens     
     
Turnip Greens     
     
Kale     
  
Dandelion Greens     
   
Sweet Pea     
     
Oriental Greens     
   
Greens: Radicchio     
    
Greens: Lettuce     
   
Lettuce     
  
Turnip     
  
Broccoli Raab     
   
Swiss Chard     
  
Bok choy     
     
Basil     
   
Cabbage: Red     
   
Chinese Cabbage     
   
Summer Squash     
   
Cabbage     
   
Cauliflower     
  
Broccoli     
   
Green Beans     
   
Beet     
  
Beet     
  
Fennel     
  
Kohlrabi     
  
Thyme     
   
Marjoram     
   
Sage     
   
Savory     
   
Rosemary     
   
Carrot      
  
Eggplant      
   
Pepper: Hot      
   
Tomato      
  
Tomato, Cherry      
   
Cantaloupes      
   
Watermelon       
   
Greens: Arugula       
   
Winter Squash       
  
Brussels Sprouts       
  
Rutabaga        
  
Sweet Potato        
  

Frozen Winter Share

4 months--December through March

Featured on Lynn Rossetto Kasper\'s \"The Splendid Table\"

Frozen Winter Shares:
These shares will include around a 160 packages of blanched and frozen vegetables.  4 deliveries (December, January, February and March) with around 40 packages in each delivery.  40 packages will fill a regular 1 1/9 bushel box.


The packages are vacuum sealed in 1/2 pound serving packages (for most items).   Included in the mix will be: basil, beans, beets, brocolli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, sweet corn, eggplant, fennel, kale, melons, peas, peppers, summer squash, chard, tomatoes, turnips, and winter squash.

Those that have received these shares in the past know how wonderful it is to have local, organic vegetables in the cold months of winter.  Please note: the number of shares that we sell is very limited.  I encourage you to sign up sooner than later.

 Here are  a few things folks are saying about the Frozen winter share:    

* In the middle of winter, in the middle of west central Minnesota, it\'s impossible to find good, quality, locally grown vegetables in the grocery store.  The ones that are there are shipped from other parts of the country and are never as good as what you get during the growing season and can be much more expensive.  And the selection doesn\'t include nearly as much variety as what you get from a CSA. How refreshing to be able to enjoy vegetables that were grown on a local, organic farm during the middle of winter!!

* For those of us who don\'t have the time or the knowledge and skill to can, freeze, and preserve our own vegetables or we don\'t have a garden of our own from which to do so, these frozen vegetables from Ploughshare are perfect!  Not everybody has a garden, or the time and skill to preserve their own food.  To have that option from a local, organic farm is amazing!

* Ploughshare goes to great lengths to make the Frozen Share convenient for the members. Each vegetable is vacuumed-sealed in a well-labeled package and it\'s already in the perfect serving size for a meal.  Just take it out, heat it up, and you\'re ready to enjoy sustainably-produced vegetables in the middle of winter!

* The Frozen Share is a great way to extend our relationship with the farm and farmers that grow our food.  Our interactions are no longer limited to the growing season, they extend throughout the entire year and I think that\'s a great benefit in itself.  My monthly trip to the farm to pick up my frozen share out of the walk-in cooler at Ploughshare is a highlight.  Not many people are making trips out to a farm in the middle of winter, and therefore, not many people are making connections about where their food comes from in the winter.

* Speaking of not making connections to where our food comes, what a great teaching tool the Frozen Share is!  It shows people how it\'s possible to prepare for the winter months when food can\'t be grown outdoors in the field.  It makes people think about the farms and farmers who grow our food in this part of the country, and what needs to be done if we want to enjoy their produce for the entire year. It\'s just one example of how we can continue to eat locally during the winter.

* It\'s a great deal!  I think it is much, much cheaper to get the amount of vegetables (organic and locally grown nonetheless!) from Ploughshare during the winter months, than it would be to buy the equivalent amount at the grocery store.

* It\'s another way to support Ploughshare financially, throughout the year, instead of just during the growing season.  It not only provides us with the Frozen Share, but it helps keep the farm going and gives them some much needed income during the off-season. It gives us another opportunity to build relationships with people around food.  We split our frozen share with a different couple than we split our summer share with.  So it\'s another connection/relationship being built around food.  Community building at its best!

* AND... it\'s simply FUN!  And good for us!


Price:

*  Full Frozen Share is $725
* 1/2 Frozen Share (same variety- half as many packages) is $515.
* 1/4 Frozen share (same variety--one quarter the amount) is $405. Please consider this a \"sample amount.\"

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Carrot  
         
Rutabaga  
         
Kale  
         
Cabbage  
         
Daikon Radish  
         
Pepper: Bell or Sweet  
         
Broccoli  
         
Spinach  
         
Dandelion Greens  
         
Swiss Chard  
         
Cauliflower  
         
Eggplant  
         
Green Beans  
         
Summer Squash  
         
Basil  
         
Cantaloupes  
         
Tomato  
         
Sweet Pea  
         
Pepper: Hot  
         
Winter Squash  
         
Collard Greens  
         
Oriental Greens  
         
Beet  
         
Kohlrabi  
         
Brussels Sprouts  
         

Fall Storage Share

3 months--October through December

**note: these are a great bargain.  Members get an ABUNDANCE of food, much of which can keep through out the winter in good storage.

Sign up has begun 2015 season.

This share will supply all the fall storage vegetables that your family will need for the months of October, November and December. Deliveries are monthly. Each delivery will include 50-75 pounds of produce including potatoes, of carrots, onions, winter squash, cabbage, kale leeks, daikon radishes, beets, celeriac, rutabaga, parsnips, turnips, brussels sprouts, garlic, and pie pumpkins.

These shares are a great option for saving money on meals especially during the holiday seasons.  Most of these vegetables keep very well just in a heated garage (just above freezing) or a cool basement.

A sample delivery will look like this:

First delivery will be a 10 pound bag of onions, a 5 lb bag of carrots and 10lb bag of potatoes, one 1 1/9bushel box of winter squash with some garlic. Then one 3/4 bushel box filled with cabbage, root crops(parsnips, turnips, celeriac, etc.), Brussels sprouts etc.

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The price for the fall share is:


$325 for Fargo, St. Cloud, and metro area members
$290 for Alexandria and Farm pick-up site members
$300 for Sauk Centre 


Half Shares Now Available
(half the amount of produce as a Regular Fall Share)

$225 Half Share Metro
$215 Half Share Fergus/Sauk Centre
$225 Half Share Alexandria/Farm Pick up

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Winter Squash         
Potato         
Lettuce         
Carrot         
Beet         
Daikon Radish         
Kohlrabi         
Pumpkin         
Garlic         
Turnip         
Brussels Sprouts         
Celeriac         
Rutabaga         
Parsnip         
Onion         

Harvest for the Hungry

By contributing to Harvest for the Hungry, you can support Ploughshare Farm, and help us deliver these fresh nutritious foods to the tables of hungry families who cannot often afford the luxiury of fresh, locally-grown produce.  For $100, a Harvest for the Hungry Share helps lower income families eat healthy and enjoy the farm with you. These monies purchase food from Ploughshare Farm that in turn go directly to low income families that participate. For those only purchasing a Harvest for the Hungry share, you are invited to participate in all farm events, a significant value itself. Please join us.

This is a collaborative effort between Ploughshare Farm and the Emergency Foodshelf Network. Head here to sign up and learn more.

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MINI Summer Share

 

18 weeks--Early June through late September. 

The Mini Summer Share is designed to feed an individual or couple. They are also perfect for a family wanting to tryout a CSA and dabble with healthier, organic living. The Mini box will typically contain 6-8 kinds of produce and herbs and is 50-60% of what the Full Summer Share box weighs. If you\'ve never belonged to a CSA before, a Mini Summer Share is a great way to start!

Register now for 2015

$570 in Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud, Minnetonka, Rogers ($31.5/week)

$535 in Alexandria and Farm Pick-up($28/week)

$550 in Sauk Centre 

* The produce selection that is delivered in a Mini Share will differ slightly from the produce that is in a regular CSA share. Head here see photos of the typical amount and variety that you will receive in our standard CSA share.

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Lettuce note    
   
Lettuce    
   
Turnip    
   
Broccoli Raab    
  
Bok choy    
   
Cabbage: Red    
   
Greens: Arugula    
   
Beet Greens    
      
Turnip Greens    
      
Kale    
  
Sweet Pea    
     
Dill    
   
Dandelion Greens     
     
Oriental Greens     
      
Swiss Chard     
   
Chinese Cabbage     
   
Greens: Radicchio     
     
Greens: Lettuce     
  
Cabbage     
   
Fennel     
   
Kohlrabi     
   
Summer Squash     
   
Broccoli     
   
Cauliflower     
   
Beet     
   
Carrot     
   
Basil     
   
Marjoram     
   
Tomato      
   
Tomato, Cherry      
    
Green Beans      
   
Eggplant      
   
Pepper: Bell or Sweet      
   
Pepper: Hot      
   
Thyme      
   
Rosemary      
   
Cantaloupes      
   
Watermelon       
   
Brussels Sprouts       
   
Sweet Potato       
   
Winter Squash        
  
Rutabaga        
   

\"Heart of the Season\" Share

 7 Weeks-- Late July through Early September

Register today for the 2015 season

We have named this option \"Heart of the Season\" because this is prime time for many garden vegetables that most people love and enjoy. During the period of time for these deliveries our fields will be in abundance of items like tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, and melons (just to name a few).  These boxes will also include many of the other  greens, herbs, root crops that are in season during this period of time as well.  They will be delivered in a 1 and 1/9 bushel box.

  The \"Heart of the Season\" option will be delivered weekly, July 25th through September 5th.  These shares are perfect for those that wish to have fresh, local produce for their summer get-togethers or to have at their summer lake cabin. 

$395 in St. Cloud and the Metro area

$370 in Alexandria

$380 in , Elbow Lake, Sauk Centre and Fergus Falls

You can go to http://ploughsharefarm.com/slideshow/1524

to see photos of the typical amount and variety that you will receive in our standard CSA share.

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Cantaloupes      
   
Watermelon      
   
Cabbage: Early      
   
Dill      
   
Fennel      
   
Cauliflower      
   
Pepper: Bell or Sweet      
   
Pepper: Hot      
   
Eggplant      
   
Swiss Chard      
   
Oriental Greens      
   
Greens: Lettuce      
   
Greens: Lettuce      
   
Green Beans      
   
Cucumber      
   
Beet      
   
Carrot      
   
Basil      
   
Broccoli      
   
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Gift Share

Looking for a sustainable gift this holiday season?

The gift share includes a gift certificate for a 2012 Mini Share from Ploughshare Farm, the MACSAC cookbook, two heads of garlic, a bottle of balsamic vinegar and a bottle of organic olive oil.

The cost for a gift share is $30 above the cost of a regular Mini Share.

We can either deliver the gift share to one of our drop sites on December 6th or 13th.  Otherwise, for an additional charge of $15 we can send the package directly to the recipient.

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Gift Share          

Flower Shares

 

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We are a family farm, growing over 250 varieties of decorative plants forMinnesota’s top designers, and now offering these same florist grade flowers to members of Ploughshare Farm! For each of twelve weeks, starting around late June, members will receive a bunch of seasonal flowers, from the garden favorites that everyone loves to the more exotic botanicals known only to boutique designers. Most will last over a week, so you can combine flowers from one share to the next. Indulge your inner designer! Divide your share into multiple vases, give some to friends…you will enjoy an abundance of beautiful, fresh, local flowers.

 

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Fresh flowers all summer long - 12 shares for only $236.9, tax included!

 

Best of all, our growing practices are similar toGary’s – we maintain our rich soil with compost, rotate our crops, and never use synthetic pesticides. Buying local from Prairie Garden Farm means not having to worry about chemical residues, unfair labor practices, or the petroleum used to ship flowers half-way around the world.

PrairieGardenFarm – Fresh, local flowers, grown with care

Learn more about our farm:

www.prairie-garden.com

 


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Flowers     
   

3 Season Share

Save if you purchase a bundled CSA share which includes Summer, Fall and Frozen Winter CSA share packagaes.  Available in both Full and Mini.

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Sample Summer Shares

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Some of the goodies in the fall storage share.

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Frozen Winter Share

 

Full 3 Season Share $1550

(Includes Full Summer Share, Full Storage, and Full Frozen Winter Share)

 

Mini 3 Season Share  $1150

(Includes a Mini Summer Share, Mini Storage Share and Medium Winter Share)

 

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Register now for the 2015 season

We highly recommend that you sign up now for your 2015 CSA share. We will sell out of our CSA shares and some of our shares are selling out very quickly already.  We have payment plans available (with the use of credit card or echeck).  Click HERE to register. 

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