- CSA Northfield MN
- What’s a CSA?
- What we do
- How we do it
- How we’re a different CSA Northfield MN
- Our commitment
- Final thoughts
CSA Northfield MN
MEG’s Edible Landscapes is your local CSA Northfield Minnesota. We provide a unique opportunity to grow food at home instead of a farm growing it for you (out of sight and out of mind right!?). Just about anything on a traditional farm can be grown on your doorstep sprinkled with a little ingenuity. We will help you grow everything from tomatoes and peppers to sugar snap peas and even watermelon all on your patio.
What’s a CSA?
So what’s the CSA? CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Think of it as a system where a farmer teams up with a client to grow food. Traditionally a client pays the farmer an agreed-upon price before the season begins. This helps farmers with getting extra cash upfront to invest in things like seeds, fertilizer, and other materials needed to grow produce for the season. The client also shares in the risk with the farmer in case there is a crop failure.
What we do
MEG’s Edible Landscapes is a plant nursery devoted to edible plants. We’re also a niche business in that we specialize in urban and suburban growing. Currently, we’re working on rolling out the new premium CSA package where we incorporate raised grow beds with our grow bag growing system. We are also coupling these two items with automated watering to provide an experience for our clients like none other. The only requirement for our clients is to figure out what’s up next to eat.
How we do it
It all starts with our grow bags. Each edible plant is in its own container with its own custom soil mix. We mix our own soil specific to the plants in the container. Slow release fertilizer is added to guarantee the plant will have all the nutrients it needs throughout the growing season. What about watering the plants? This year, we are automating the watering system so that our clients won’t have to worry about this input.
How we’re a different CSA Northfield MN
MEG’s CSA Northfield MN puts a different spin on this traditional set up. Instead of paying upfront, MEG offers the option of making installments during the season. Many of our clients appreciate this model as it helps with expenses and budgeting throughout the summer. We also provide a delivery service. Typically, CSA’s have pick up sites for clients. This is a big disservice in that the client is required to make weekly trips out to the farm or another pick up site to pick up the produce. With our system there’s no grocery trips because the food is grown on site at the clients location.
We guarantee all of our plans for 30 days. With our automated system, we guarantee our plants from seed to seed. This means that a plant, if coupled with our automated watering system, is guaranteed to complete its lifecycle. For example, this means a tomato plant will produce tomatoes. If for some reason there is a problem or issue, we will rectify the problem or will replace the plants.
if you’re looking for a unique CSA Northfield Minnesota experience that offers a huge time-saving benefit, MEG’s Edible Landscapes is your CSA.