CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It typically means farmers are financially supported early in the season by customers who buy a “share” or become a “member.” Members receive a portion of the farm’s harvest usually on a weekly basis for a set amount of time. The farmer works hard to provide the expected outcome, however, results may vary from week to week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors and the CSA member does not hold it against the farm, but agrees to share the risk of crop failure. It is a direct farm to client business model which has been around for over 25 years. There is a lot of information about CSAs on the internet. If you want to know more about them in general, please visit any of the informative websites listed below.
If you want to know how Night Owl Farm’s CSA works, click HERE!
Night Owl Farm
Night Owl Farm
Logo design and illustration, circa 2015
Susan Andre and Rosemary Kimball have over 25 years of organic gardening experience between them and have both organized and help run community gardens in the Twin Cities. Since their garden plots kept expanding and multiplying they decided to buy some land and turn their avocation into their vocation. They are in their second year of farming courses though the University of Minnesota’s Local Foods College and view sustainable farming and growing delicious food as a lifelong learning process. They have been friends since graduate school where they worked on Masters of Fine Arts degrees in printmaking. They hope to integrate the arts into Night Owl Farm and see both art making and growing things as overlapping creative endeavors. Having helped each other weather the loss of Rosie’s Dad (in 2005) and Susan’s Mom (2012) they established Night Owl Farm in 2014, in part, as a place to honor the memories of Jake Kimball and Nonnie Andre who taught them to love, respect and revel in the earth and all the life it supports.