Save 25 percent on fresh produce deliveries; limited number of discounts available
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. CSA members pay for the entire season of produce up front or in installments, which helps the farmers cover their costs. The cost varies, but the options range from $175-$610 for the summer season depending on the farm, the number of deliveries and the amount of produce signed up for.
The local CSA farms in the City employee program are:
Both farms will deliver on Wednesdays throughout the season at the Public Service Center, 250 S. Fourth St.
Meet the farmers Feb. 24
Mark your calendar to meet these farmers between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the City Hall Rotunda. You’ll have a chance to talk to the farmers, ask questions and get information on their produce and pricing.
The Wellness Committee is offering City employees who participate in the CSA program a subsidy this year. Employees will receive 25 percent off the cost of a summer share up to $100 off a half share and $150 off a full share. There are a limited number of first-come, first-serve subsidies, so sign up for a CSA share right away before the subsidies run out.
How to sign up
You can register now for one of the CSAs. Use these links to sign up. Choose the Public Service Center as your pickup location.
- Hmong American Farmers Association registration page (use the coupon code "mplsfull17" for a full share and "mplshalf17" for a half share).
- Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative registration page (use the coupon code "MPLSFULL" for a full share and "MPLSHALF" for a half share).
Published Feb 23, 2017