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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) supports local farmers with a season long commitment. We offer FREE HOME DELIVERY and options to CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHARE each week. You buy a “farm share” membership, and every week you receive a share of whatever products are being harvested that week. It’s a great way to get a regular supply of super fresh produce and eggs, plus priority on limited items, and a chance to try new things that you might not normally eat.

2020 SHARES Available

Seasons

NEW THIS SEASON - Eggs are now a farm product, just like other produce and honey. There is no separate sign up for eggs. If you need more than 1 dozen eggs per week, upgrade to the next share level to get sufficient produce.

  • Summer (Jun-Oct) - Produce and Eggs
  • Winter (Nov-May2021) - Produce and Eggs

First Timers - consider Summer Season as your first season. Summer is more plentiful and reliable. Winter is more risky, depending how it unfolds. Winter may not meet your expectations if you've not done CSA before.
SUMMER (June-Oct) Sign Up Online
(credit card or pay later invoice)
WINTER (Nov-May2021)
(Not Yet Available For Sign Up)

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Prices

  • Summer (June-Oct, 20 weeks)
    • Half Farm Share $430
    • Full Farm Share $760
  • Winter (Nov-May2021, 32 weeks)
    • Half Farm Share $360
    • Full Farm Share $580
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Member's Corner

Winter Season
Now thru May 30, Delivery every 2 weeks.

Summer Season
Starts week of May 31, spanning June thru October. Delivery every week.

Winter Season 2021
Starts week of Oct 18, spanning November thru May 2021. Delivery every 2 weeks.

Customize Your Box
Choose the produce you'd like in your box this week!
SPRING
Manage Your Account

Update info, add members (for email), view invoices/payments, make payments, set up vacation holds
SUMMER
Manage Your Account

Update info, add members (for email), view invoices/payments, make payments, set up vacation holds
Covid-19 Pandemic Plan
Operation Plan During Pandemic
Member Guide
Useful info about your CSA membership

More CSA Info...

The Trumpeter Swan Farm CSA is now YEAR-ROUND, with weekly delivery during the summer season (June thru Oct) and biweekly delivery in the Winter Season (Nov-May). Members can pick from all farm products including eggs. Members can opt for eggs only with limited or no produce.

With our year-round focus, we have also decided to become even more flexible, offering "continuous signup" and delivery hold options. You can become a member at any time, buying a season at a time. Each season is priced to reflect the products we give you, with the more prolific summer season priced higher. If the season has already started, you can still sign up and your cost will be PRO-RATED for the remaining of the season. We also offer VACATION SKIPS and SEASONAL HOLDS, giving you an option to do a double box the next time, donate to food shelf, or credit for the weeks you do not get a delivery.

I know - we are crazy - but we just love the CSA model for providing local food. And now, inspired by Eliot Coleman's "Four-Season Harvest" book and techniques, we try to do the same here in Minnesota. While not always possible, it is so cool to be picking lettuce on a sunny day in December when is cold and snowy outside. And done without artificial heat, and thus, no added CO2 to the environment. In 2013, we had high tunnel produce until mid-January. In 2014, our high tunnel produce lasted until end of November, after the unusually cold November descended upon us. We have also tried some hydroponic growing. While our success varies, each year is an ADVENTURE in how long we can have produce grown in Minnesota!

We continue our ZERO LANDFILL program. You return all of our packaging and we do something good with it. Some is re-used, others re-cycled and the rest is composted.

We offer FREE HOME DELIVERY right to your door, in the Northwest Metro area.

Quantities vary by season, with lesser amounts as we start out the growing season. At peak season (August and September), a full share will be about a bushel basket of fruit and vegetables. A FULL SHARE is good for a FAMILY OF FOUR or a VEGETARIAN COUPLE. A half share will be about a half bushel. A HALF SHARE is good for a COUPLE. Our free range brown eggs can be added as desired. We try not to overload you with produce, striving for a little of everything, with a WIDE VARIETY. Half the people who drop a CSA do so because they RECEIVED TOO MUCH and were not able to use it - we all cook less than we think we do. However, the other half drop a CSA because they DO NOT GET ENOUGH - they were thinking lots of stuff for juicing or quantities at a discount. Getting the amount JUST RIGHT is always a balancing act for us. Our Box Customizer lets you choose some of the produce that will be in your box. We allow you to change levels (full to half, or half to full) as needed to get the fine tune your amount.

EGGS ARE OFFERED AS WELL. Eggs are treated as another one of the products we produce on our farm. You can add a dozen eggs to your box as desired. If you need more than one dozen a week, increase your farm share to the next size up, so you get enough produce. A member can also get eggs only, by declining produce. Buy a half share for up to 3 dozen per week, or a full share for up to 6 dozen per week. A member getting only eggs will still have the option to add produce items as desired. Members that get mostly eggs will have their accounts reviewed at the end of the season to see if we need to adjust their cost to more accurately reflect what they actually received.

You can pay with cash or check, plus we accept credit cards. Our online system makes it easy to signup and monitor your membership.

Our farm is owned and operated by Phil Hannay and Kathy Kubal. Along with Ian, our son, and some additional employees, we plant, grow and harvest everything on our farm to insure the highest freshness and quality. Occasionally, we may add some special items grown by a neighbor, by one of our employees, or even by a member. Our EMPOLYEES ARE LOCAL, so your money stays here. Typical employees are high school or college students who live in the Buffalo area.

We are BEE, BUTTERFLY AND INSECT FRIENDLY preferring to keep a balance of good and bad bugs. We have prairie and woody areas among our fields providing a lot of diverse habitat for our fellow creatures - some nice (bluebirds and squirrels), some not so nice (robins and deer) - with all being tolerated as part of a healthy sustainable rural farm. We use simple biological practices like cover crops, compost, lighter fertilization, cultivation and mulch, and limited tilling. And if a herbicide or pesticide is needed, we limit them to safe biodegradable ones that require no special safety equipment or licensing and will not contaminate land or water.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you have any concerns, just talk to us. We will make it right!

If you have questions, you may email Phil at phil_hannay@kaphian.com call Phil at 612-308-2664

Eat food -- Not too much -- Mostly plants