CSA Type: Vegetables, Mutual Aid option
Drop Locations: Open Arms of Minnesota & more
Open Arms of Minnesota (OAM) is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in Minnesota at no cost to their clients. Their mission is to nourish body, mind, and soul.
OAM staff and more than 7,000 volunteers create meals specifically designed for clients’ nutritional needs. They use fresh and organic (whenever possible) ingredients, including produce from the gardens of Open Farms. At the urban farms, OAM engages volunteers and the community in agricultural issues while providing the best nourishment possible to clients living with life-threatening illnesses. In addition to the produce grown for their kitchen, they also operate a CSA. OAM uses organic methods and permaculture principles in the gardens to work in tandem with nature. They also use a variety of different growing techniques to maximize efficiency and space, as well as techniques such as companion planting, crop rotations, cover cropping, and green manure to increase productivity, build healthy soil, and reduce pest problems.
“By supporting our CSA project, you will not only enjoy healthy eating in your own home but will help provide funding for meals for people living with life-threatening illness in our community.”