Trumpeter Swan Farm
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
A CSA provides members a share of the harvest, while supporting local farmers.

Our Advantages

  • Single Farm
  • Know Your Farmer
  • Local Labor
  • Money Stays Here
  • Zero Landfill
  • Home Delivery
  • All Year Long
  • Customize Your Box
  • And Eggs and Honey

In Our Delivery Area?
Check map to see if you live in our Home Delivery area.
Home Delivery Area

Welcome to your Farm! Sign up online. Make monthly deposits into your Farm Savings Account. Use it to pay for your deliveries as you get them. Credit for unused space and skipped boxes. Earn interest on your Farm Savings Account balance.

Members stay signed up year-round, but can use unlimited holds to skip deliveries during parts of the year like winter or for vacations.

Pay only for what you get. In summer, average member pays $29 for a half share, $49 for a full share, per weekly delivery. Less during winter.

A simple monthly payment plan will keep your account funded. The default monthly payment is determined by your share size, $95 for half, $155 for full. You can set a different monthly amount. Or make lump sum payments by check. You can suspend monthly payments if your account balance grows too big. What ever works for you!
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First Timer?
Consider Summer (June) for starting your deliveries. Summer is more plentiful and reliable. Winter may not meet expectations if you've not done CSA before.

Summer weekly deliveries (June-Oct) and Winter every other week deliveries (Nov-May). Half Share suits 1-2 people, Full Share fits 2-4 people.

Summer - 20 Deliveries (June-Oct) Delivered every week
Includes late spring produce like asparagus and spinach; early summer strawberries and peas; plus mid summer tomatoes and corn, ending with late summer beans and winter squash.

Winter Season - 16 Deliveries (Nov-May) Delivered every 2 weeks
Includes fall produce like beets and brussels sprouts; early winter high tunnel protected lettuce and spinach, winter storage squash and turnips, and finally early spring greens and asparagus.

Farm Savings Account
Each member has a Farm Savings Account which is used to pay for their deliveries as they are received. Members maintain a balance in their Farm Savings Account using periodic deposits - made when convenient or on a monthly schedule. Members receive interest on their ending balance each month.

About CSA, Customization, Credits, Vacations, Practices, Bee Friendliness, Happy Chickens, Quantity? See FAQ.
Frequently Asked Questions

Member's Corner

Manage Your Account
Update info, add members (for email), view Farm Saving Account transactions, adjust monthly deposits, set up vacation holds

June thru Oct, Delivery every week.

Nov thru May. Delivery every two weeks.

Member Guide
Useful info about your CSA membership

More Details About Our CSA

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 and honey. Members can opt for eggs only with limited or no produce.

During times when there is less produce and fewer choices, you can leave empty space in your box and get credits. You can use those credits later when there is more items available to get extra stuff.

We love the CSA model for providing local food to our members. And we go year-round, providing whatever we can as we move through the seasons. 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. In 2013, we had high tunnel produce until mid-January. However, in 2014, our high tunnel produce only lasted until end of November, after the unusually cold November descended upon us. We also have 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 HOME DELIVERY at no extra cost, 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 honey or 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. Your PREFERENCE RANKINGS that you maintain guide our system to fill your box with things you want. You then REVIEW THE BOX and make any final additions and subtractions.

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.

Our online system makes it easy to signup and monitor your membership. Each member maintains their Farm Savings Account which is used to pay for their deliveries as they are received. Members maintain a balance in their Farm Savings Account using periodic deposits - as desired or on a monthly schedule. Members receive interest on their ending balance each month.

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 Ian at or call Ian at 763-732-3052

Eat food -- Not too much -- Mostly plants