Learn about an opportunity for fresh produce deliveries, meet the farmers Feb. 26
You can sign up to get fresh, locally grown produce delivered to you at the Public Service Center. Community supported agriculture (CSA) farms deliver locally grown produce to their members regularly during the growing season.
The local CSA farms in the City employee program are:
- Hmong American Farmers Association
- Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative
- Women’s Environmental Initiative
They have agreed to deliveries every week or every other week Tuesdays at the Public Service Center, 250 S. Fourth St.
Mark your calendar to meet these farmers between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the Rotunda at City Hall. You’ll have a chance to talk to the farmers, ask questions and get information on their produce, pricing and delivery schedules.
CSA members pay for the entire season of produce up front or in installments, which helps the farmers cover their growing costs. The cost varies by farm, but the options range from $275-$595 for the season depending on the number of deliveries and the amount of produce delivered.
How to sign up
You can register now for one of the CSAs. Use these links to sign up:
- Hmong American Farmers Association registration page (link coming soon).
- Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative registration page (choose “Downtown Minneapolis: Public Service Center” in the drop-down menu under Select a Pickup Location).
- Women’s Environmental Initiative registration page (choose “City of Minneapolis Employee” in the drop-down menu under Drop Site Locations).
Published Feb 9, 2016