Community supported agriculture (CSA) is far more than just a weekly delivery of locally grown fruits and vegetables. It is one of the easiest and most powerful ways that you can support and participate in the exciting transformation happening in our local food system! Becoming a member of Big River Farms CSA in an investment in a more equitable and just food system. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so the dollars from your CSA share support beginning farmer education program costs and go directly to farm businesses owned by immigrants, refugees, people of color, and women.
Big River Farm’s history, being established as the Minnesota Food Association 1983, is deeply rooted in the food advocacy movement in Minnesota. In the spirit of this legacy, and now as a program of The Food Group, our CSA aspires to be another innovative path to greater food accessibility. In addition to shares at various price points, we also offer the option to donate towards shares – increasing the accessibility to locally grown, nutritious produce and building deeper partnerships with farmers in our programs. We also recognize that purchasing organic CSA shares can feel like an expensive investment all at once, so we also allow members to pay for their shares in monthly installments and with SNAP benefits.