Our CSA shares include a diversity of greens, herbs, roots, onions and garlic, plus some fruits, mushrooms and fermented foods. (For more details check out What We Grow.) Our goal is to serve the community in our neighborhood. We pick everything fresh and lay it out in a buffet style so members can select the produce items they want. The interactive pickup provides our community the opportunity to share recipes, ferment ideas, and even trade fruits and vegetables! We also allow fresh herbs to be picked right from the garden each week. At The Millet Seed we encourage involvement on the farm so members can become more connected with their food and learn skills for growing their own.
We recorded financial savings from 2016 (based on a combination of farmer’s market and grocery store prices for organic produce in Iowa City). While the value of each week varied some based on what we had available, the average value came to $31 per week. Since the share price was $750 ($25) per week the savings was approximately 19% off retail prices.
2017 Share prices
30 weeks – This includes the spring, summer and fall and gives you a discount for committing to all seasons. May 9- Nov 28
$750 full share/ $375 half share.
10 weeks – This option is for folks that only want to commit to an individual season. There are three 10 week seasons to choose from.
$275 full share/ $150 half share
The full payment (or a $50 deposit) is required to reserve your share. Feel free to contact us about alternative payment arrangements if you are unable to make the full payment in advance but would like to join our CSA.
Shares will be picked up at our homestead, 911 S 7th Ave, once per week for full shares and every other week for half shares. At sign up you can choose one of the pickup days that we offer and continue to pick up that day throughout the season. The spring season begins Tuesday, May 9th and Friday, May 12th from 5-7 p.m. Pickups will continue every Tuesday and Friday from 5-7 p.m. through the season at our home in Iowa City.
Please Contact Us to join our CSA!