Each year, we invite area farmers to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair held at Seward Co-op's Franklin Store. The event allows consumers to learn about different CSA programs and select a share that best meets their needs. Check out photos from the 2016 CSA Fair!
The annual CSA Fair is Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Franklin store parking lot. Visit with area farmers, learn about different CSA programs, and sign up for the share that’s right for you. Purchasing a CSA share connects us to both the bounty and risk that local farmers balance in growing healthful, fresh food. Each grower offers a different CSA package depending on the farm’s length of season, items offered, cost and drop-off locations. Be sure to enter the raffle for a $50 Seward Co-op Creamery Café while you're at the fair!
St. Croix Valley CSA/Urban Graze
Hilltop Pastures Family Farm-Meat CSA
Sleepy Root Farm
Treasured Haven Farm
TC Farm - Meat CSA
Earth Dance Farm
Shared Ground Farmers' Co-op
Turnip Rock Farm and Cosmic Wheel Creamery
Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat
Prairie Hollow Farm
Untiedt's Vegetable Farm, Inc.
Hmong American Farmers Association
Harmony Valley Farm
Clover Bee Farm
Women's Environmental Institiute at Amador Hill
Racing Heart Farm
Minnesota Hmong Agriculture Cooperative
Representatives from 15 Now MN will also be at the Seward Co-op CSA Fair to answer questions about the proposed Minneapolis $15 minimum wage ordinance. Read more about the proposal, and the co-op's endorsement of it, here.
Update: Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the 2017 CSA Fair. Cheers to a bountiful harvest!
The following CSAs will be available for pick-up at Seward Co-op locations in 2017.
Franklin store 2823 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls, MN 55406
Monday: Treasured Haven Farm
Tuesday: Blackberry Farm
Wednesday: Featherstone Farm
Thursday: Turnip Rock & Featherstone Farm
Friday: Women's Environmental Institute (WEI)
Friendship store 317 E. 38 St., Mpls, MN 55409
Monday: Jackie's Roots
Tuesday: Sleepy Root Farm & Sin Fronteras
Wednesday: Shared Ground Farmers' Co-op
Thursday: Featherstone Farm
Creamery Cafe 2601 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls, MN 55406
Tuesday: Sin Fronteras
[ed. note: the date of the fair was listed incorrectly in the previous “Sprout!” as Saturday, April 15. Please note the change.]