A Native CSA: the Indigenous Food Share

 

Indigenous Food Share CSA

IFS 2017 sign-up is closing Monday, May 29th.

Thank you to all 2017 IFS members. We hope that if you haven't had a chance to sign up that you will join us for the next season!

IFS Sign Up Form 2017 - Fill out this form and email it to maddie@dreamofwildhealth.org or drop it off at our offices at 1308 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Payment reserves your share. Information on how to pay is located in the form linked above. We will begin recieving IFS sign-ups starting March 29th.

What is an Indigenous Food Share?

The Indigenous Food Share is a unique way to connect with DWH farm and provide healthy and indigenous foods at a low cost to your family. It uses the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, in which members invest up-front in the farm and receive a share of the farm’s produce. Each week, boxes are delivered to members at a drop site.

Our weekly boxes will include 10-15 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and fresh eggs are also available to add to a share. The produce follows the seasons, and may also include our indigenous dried beans, wild rice, and other indigenous gathered or produced foods. Every week we’ll include a newsletter from the farm, a recipe using the week’s ingredients, and other info. There will also be opportunities for members to come out to the farm and pick their own produce, but the weekly boxes will be based on what is in season at the farm.

Where Will I Pick Up My Box?

In 2017 our drop sites will be:  

Minneapolis at the Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Ave, Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

St. Paul - Mississippi Market Food Co-op, West 7th St. & Perlman St., Thursdays from 4-8pm

Members are responsible to pick up their box every week, or make arrangements for a friend to pick it up. We will not hold shares or reimburse for missed shares. Unclaimed boxes will be donated to the food shelf.

 

Is it Expensive? How Can I Pay?

A full share is $525 and a half share is $270. You'll have plenty to share with relatives, freeze or can for the winter, or split between families.

We want to make our good food accessible to all, regardless of income. If you think cost would be a burden for your family, please contact us at 612-874-4200 to find out what options we can offer you. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and EBT.

Please contact our Farm Manager, Heather Drake (heather@dreamofwildhealth.org) if cost is a burden to you and you are interested in purchasing a share or if you would like more information on the IFS.