Community Support Agriculture farm shares

Community Support Agriculture (CSA) farm share program provides employees access to CSA farm shares onsite and at a discounted rate.

CSA farm share

City of Minneapolis employees can get fresh, locally grown produce delivered weekly to a drop-off location by joining the City's community supported agriculture (CSA) program. When employees become a member, they purchase a “share” of vegetables in advance from a local farmer, and during the summer the farmer delivers a weekly share of produce to their drop-off site. Forming a relationship with a CSA farm helps employees eat healthy and support small farms and the local economy.

The farms participating in this year’s CSA program are:

Hmong American Farmers Association  - (HAFA) Farm is a 155-acre farm located in Vermillion, MN. HAFA draws its membership from a large pool of established Hmong farmers in the Twin Cities, including hundreds of farmers who are long term members of the growers associations connected to the Saint Paul and the Minneapolis farmers markets

Awlyahsi·yó - (awl-yah-SEE-yo) is a collaborative partnership between two young farmers, Mallory and Lucas, along with youth apprentices who work and learn on their farm. Awlyahsi·yó· is a word in Lucas’ native language of Oneida that means “Good Heart.”

Learn more

 To learn more about the City’s CSA program:

  • Visit the CSA farmers’ websites and learn about their seasonal shares. City employees will eligible for a 20% discount on total cost of one share.
  • Attend the Virtual CSA Fair to virtually meet the farmers participating in the City employees’ 2021 community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Learn about their farms and the food they’re offering this summer and fall and find out how to access the 20% employee discount for a summer or fall share. 

    Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14

    Attending the virtual fair can earn you wellness points. Self -report the fair as a class or program on Virgin Pulse to receive 250 wellness points.

  • Read this article about the CSA farms

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