Community Supported Agriculture
Buy fresh, buy locally! Each season we offer around 65 shares of produce from Gale woods. We are not certified organic, but we follow the practices in our gardens. Shareholders receive 6–20 pounds of vegetables per week (almost anything that grows in Minnesota), fruit (berries and melons), and herbs from the farm gardens. With your share, you’ll receive a weekly newsletter with seasonal recipes and have the opportunity to participate in garden workdays and our annual CSA potluck and harvest hoedown.
Shares are available for market-style pick up at Gale Woods on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. We do not deliver. The season is mid-June through mid-October (18 weeks). We have both half shares ($325) and full shares ($600) available. Half shares feed 2-4 people and full shares feed 4-6 people.
For general information about purchasing a CSA share, for any questions, or to be placed on a contact list for the next year (the contact list does not guarantee a share but by being on it you will receive the information necessary to obtain a share), please call 763.694.2001.
Registration for our 2015 shares begins Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 8 AM.
Reserving your share by phone
Call our reservations line at 763.559.6700. Calls made before 8 AM will not be answered. If the line is busy, you will be placed in a queue and hear a recorded message asking you to stay on the line. If the queue is full you will be asked to call back. Keep trying–the line should move quickly.
Reserving your share online
You must have an online account. To manage your existing account or create a new one, use the links in the upper right corner of our website. Reserve a Half Share or Full Share.
Please note: When you buy a CSA share, we will do everything we can to make sure you receive the value of vegetables you paid for; however, weather, bugs, and storms have a strong impact on the growing season. CSAs are designed to bring you, the eater, closer to us, the farmers, and the fields and weather that produce your food.
Seasonal produce will be available for anyone to purchase at the Gale Woods visitor center on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, produce from the gardens will be available market-style from 3:00-6:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June-October. Please call 763.694.2001 for more details.
Review our 2014 growing season with weekly updates, musings, and recipes in the CSA newsletters.
Weekly updates: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 & Recipe Compilation
In cooperation with the Carver County Workforce Program, Gale Woods gives youth aged 14-15 the opportunity to work in our gardens and grow vegetables for the shareholders and the Mound-Westonka Food Shelf. Youth farmers learn about sustainable agriculture and food production while receiving leadership training and building lifelong learning skills.