Buttermilk Falls CSA is a 100+ member CSA farm nestled among the forests and prairie lands of the beautiful St Croix River Valley 40 miles from the Twin Cities. Members enjoy festivals and farm visits, hikes along the river to explore the trail replete with a freshwater spring, waterfall and historic limestone kiln. Our gardens have generously offered up CSA shares for nearly 30 years without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
Community Supported Agriculture
CSA farmers and members share the season’s harvest and the economic responsibility for good land stewardship. The partnership creates direct connections between the people who eat the food, the land, and the people who grow the food. Together, we create an environmentally sound, genetically diverse local food system.
A CSA share from Buttermilk Falls CSA is a tasteful assortment of seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers from our own market gardens. Each week’s share box typically contains seven to ten kinds of produce listed below. Deliveries begin right around mid-June and continue for eighteen weeks. We use organic and biodynamic farming principles and we prefer to use open pollinated (non hybrid) seeds. Absolutely no plastic mulch, chemical fertilizers, chemical weed killers or chemical pesticides.
Working hard to create a superior CSA
~ Substitution list: Let us know which vegetables you prefer not to receive and we will substitute with others.
~ Two vacation weeks: We will hold your box for up to two weeks (consecutive or not) and add shares on at the end of the season.
~Home delivery option: For $100, you can have your share delivered directly to your doorstep each week. That's just over $5/delivery.
Varieties and quantity fluctuate depending on weather, soil conditions, and pests. Vegetables that are produced in any given month will continue to show up in your box as long as they're in season. Here's a sample of what you can expect month-to-month
June: Fava beans, lettuce, spinach, beets, chard, snow peas, snap peas, scallions, radishes, strawberries, salad turnips, salad mix
July: Lettuce, beets, onions, carrots, garlic scapes, broccoli, kohlrabi, basil, cilantro, dill, potatoes, summer squashes, cucumbers
August: garlic, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, bok choi
Sept: leeks, turnips, parsnip, daikon, acorn, winter squash
Oct: pumpkins, ornamental corn, onions, potatoes