Humble Hands Harvest is a worker-owned cooperative run by Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan. When you grow a garden at home, you have so much love and gratitude for everything it produces. Each tomato is a treasure. The broccoli is beloved, even if it's a little far gone because you missed the perfect time to harvest it. And if the zucchini is overabundant, you don't want it to go to waste--after all, it's your precious zucchini. You figure out new ways to eat it, you freeze it, and you find a neighbor who doesn't have any.
Humble Hands Harvest's CSA is a bit like that. Each week you'll receive a box of whatever vegetables are ready. These vegetables are yours–something you invested in at the beginning of the season. As with a garden in your backyard, there are no guarantees that certain crops will come at exactly the time you want them. There also may be imperfections, from holes in leaves to an odd-shaped carrot—that's something you risk when you invest in small-scale organic growing practices! Unlike a backyard garden, though, produce from Humble Hands Harvest will come regularly, be a diverse selection of usable items (with an email newsletter!), be clean when you get it, and if the zucchini goes absolutely wild, your farmer will shoulder the responsibility for it.
Each CSA share is packed in a half-bushel box and includes an email newsletter about the produce. It costs $450 for the harvest season, July through October, and you can pick up your share at the Winneshiek Farmers Market on Wednesdays or Saturdays--your choice! Write "CSA Kitchen" in the discount code line if you want to be part of a weekly "unboxing" facebook group, in which Shannon Durbin will share photos of the food she makes with her CSA box!
You will receive the same half-bushel box as a full share, but every other week instead of weekly. A half share costs $250 for the harvest season, and you'll pick up your share on either Wednesday or Saturday (your choice) at the Winneshiek Farmers Market. Write "CSA Kitchen" in the discount code line if you want to be part of a weekly "unboxing" facebook group, in which Shannon Durbin will share photos of the food she makes with her CSA box!
Your investment of $100-$400 in the farm at the beginning of the season gives you the 10% extra credit at our farmers market stand ($110-$440) that you can use whenever and however you like, all season long (May through December).