Fresh Earth Farms - CSA

FAQ

On-Farm Pick-up Questions

The farm is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Yes! Notice prior to the change is helpful but not necessary.

Yes!  Just let us know and come on your new preferred day.

You have two options: If you want to pick-up prior to when we next open for pick-up contact us and let us know.  We will pack a bag and leave it for you in the pick-up tent or store it in the cooler for you to pick-up over the weekend.  You must contact us and receive a response prior to the end of that day’s pick-up window to use this option. The other option is to just come to one of the other pick-up days/times. 

The best option is to offer your share that week to a friend, neighbor or family member. Forward them the pickup instructions for your drop site so they know what to do.  If they want to pick up at a different drop site or on-farm pick-up day please contact us and we can accommodate their request. 

Yes. We can accommodate both temporary and permanent changes.  Please let us know the week prior to the switch so we can plan accordingly. 

Most people who pick-up on the farm appreciate the ability to choose the produce they take home.  However for those who prefer the grab-and-go approach we offer a prepacked share option where we pack your share and have it ready to go when you drive up to the pick-up area — no need to exit your vehicle. If you prefer this method select the “Prepack” option when you order your share from our online farmstand.

Farm Questions

Fresh Earth Farms was founded in October of 2002 and has been a true Community Supported Agriculture farm since 2008.

We plan on having a 19 week season. We generally start in the middle of June and run through the end of October.

The short answer is no, though we conform to organic standards. Since we are a pure CSA farm — we give all the produce we grow to our members — we have no other outlet for our produce. Therefore no other entity represents our produce thus eliminating the main reason for certification. Members are always welcome to come out to the farm during our working hours. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We are very transparent in our processes and are happy to show you how we do what we do.

We typically have two activities scheduled each year — spring potato planting and fall garlic planting.  Both of these activities provide opportunities for participation for all ages and abilities.  Both activities  provide ample space for socially distancing.  If/when COVID subsides we will possibly add additional events where members could be less socially distant.

Absolutely!  Please contact us the day prior so that we can plan a fun and educational project for you and your guests.

If you are single we have a solution that may work for you.  Please contact the farm for details.

Drop-site Pick-up Questions

We have drop sites in Highland, at Gingko Coffeehouse on Snelling, Eagan, Shoreview, West St. Paul, near the Cathedral, and near 3M. Here is a map to help you find the way!

Yes. We can accommodate both temporary and permanent changes.  Please let us know the week prior to the switch so we can plan accordingly. 

Most drop-sites can accommodate late pick-ups.  Please contact the farm at your earliest convenience and let us know that you can’t make it and whether you still plan to pick-up.  We will alert the pick-up site host and let them know your intentions.

The best option is to offer your share that week to a friend, neighbor or family member. Forward them the pickup instructions for your drop site so they know what to do.  They can always contact the farm if they have any questions.