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North Star Farms
P.O. Box 164
Carpio, N.D. 58725
(701) 720-2635

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Community Supported Agriculture - Own Your Share

What is Community Supported Agriculture? (CSA)
It is a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm so it becomes the community's farm, with the growers and shareholders providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. A CSA's focus is usually on a system of weekly deliveries or pick up of produce.

The Details
North Star Farms is offering shares in its 2017 certified organic produce harvest. We will bring our produce to a site in Minot, the Minot Air Force Base and Kenmare each week. Shareholders come to the site and pick up the produce at a designated time. Home delivery is available for an additional fee. You must re-pack in your own bag, cooler, box, etc.

Quantity starts at 1/2 grocery bag the first week of the season and expands to 1 or 2 full bags and a pumpkin or two depending on a half or full share. The process is repeated once a week for 14-16 weeks. As new items are ready for harvest, they are picked and added to the shareholders' package. This ensures fresh produce all season. Last year we were able to provide 20-50 pounds of tomatoes for canning to the shareholders who wanted them.

Example: Week in July 2017   Full Share: 1 lb shell peas, 3 lb Red Norland potatoes, 2 yellow onions, 2 red onions, 4 cucumbers, 1/2 lb broccoli, 1 lb beans and zucchini.   Half Share: 1/2 lb shell peas, 3 lb Red Norland potatoes, 3 onions, 1 lb green beans, 2 cucumbers, and zucchini.

Example: Week in August 2017   Full Share: 1/2 lb broccoli, 4 onions, 1.5 lb carrots, 2 green peppers, 1 spaghetti squash, 5 oz okra, 1 Patty Pan zucchini, 1.5 lb tomatoes, 5 cucumbers, 3/4 lb tomatillos and 1.5 oz pepperoncini.   Half Share: 4 onions, 3/4 lb carrots, 1 Anaheim pepper, 2 zucchini, 1.5 lb tomatoes, 5 cucumbers, and 1 oz pepperoncini.

Example: Week in September 2017   Full Share: 3/4 lb cherry or pear tomatoes, 8 lb larger tomatoes, 7 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 lb green peppers, 1 lb eggplant, 4.5 oz pepperoncini, and 1/2 lb jalapenos.   Half Share: 3/4 lb cherry or pear tomatoes, 4 lb larger tomatoes, 3.5 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, 1/2 lb green peppers, 1/2 lb eggplant, and 1/2 lb jalapenos.

Prices for 2017 are as follows. Full share is $575 and a half share is $400. Shares are on a first come, first serve basis. Your share is not reserved until we have payment.

If interested in a CSA share but you still have questions please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or leave a message on our North Star Farms Facebook page. (Membership requires an email address.)

When you are ready, complete the Membership Form and mail with your personal check to the address on the form.  Delivery to your home or other location is a one time fee of $75 for the season. Complete Delivery Form. Credit or debit cards are not accepted at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to use the 2016 forms as the prices have not changed.

Seasonal Eating Adventure
We pledge to provide you with both familiar and interesting crops certified organically grown each week. Since nature is in charge, crop quanities will vary depending on the season's conditions. We work to bring you the best produce anyone can offer. We use high tunnels and our greenhouse to extend the growing season.  Join us in nurturing a truly local food system. We invite you to come to the farm and see for yourself where your produce is coming from. We frequently give tours.

 

 
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