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SIGN UP ONLINE Get insider access to all of our cheeses, plus new and hard-to-get cheeses! Make a difference with your food dollars through a Shepherd’s Way CSA!
What is a CSA?
A CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay in advance for future product. By joining the CSA, you become part of the Shepherd’s Way Farm family, enjoying award winning artisan cheese while supporting diversity, sustainability, and small scale farming innovation. Your subscription makes a tangible difference – it helps keep this small, family farm rolling! You help care for the flock, support our regenerational agriculture farming, and sustain handcrafted, on-farm artisan cheese production.
What do you get?
Cheese CSA members will receive a monthly cheese share made up of an assortment of Shepherd’s Way Farms cheese 1 ½ pounds (usually 3-4 pieces). Often includes our more familiar cheeses -- Friesago, Big Woods Blue, Shepherd’s Hope, Hidden Falls. And, our limited edition Burr Oak and Sogn. Our CSA members were the first to ever try these two! In the spring, members received our hard-to-find seasonal Morcella, a bloomy rind sheep milk cheese with morel mushrooms.
Members have also received selections not available in stores -- a fresh sheep milk cheese (similar to chevre), Adobo Cheese Spread, Country French Spread, Shepherd’s bonbons (fresh vanilla cheese rolled in chocolate), traditional whey ricotta, skyr (Icelandic yogurt-like cheese) and more. Members are also invited to exclusive member events at the farm, in non-pandemic times.
Cheese Pick Up
Cheese shares are picked up once a month (second Saturday and Weds, Thurs prior to the second Saturday, depending on location) to locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul (Spring-Fall), Northfield, and Rochester. Current locations include Saturday at Mill City Farmer’s Market, St. Paul Farmer’s Market, Weds at WiseAcre, Golden Fig, and Thursday at Imminent Brewing in Northfield and Rochester at Fiddlehead Coffee shop. Choose your location and Steven will send you a reminder email each month -- you can also switch locations when replying to the reminder.
Upcoming Pickup Dates
Feb 15, Weds Golden Fig, WiseAcre Feb 16, Thurs Imminent, Fiddlehead Feb 18 MCFM
Mar 15 Golden Fig, WiseAcre Mar 16 Imminent, Fiddlehead Mar 18 MCFM
Apr 12 Golden Fig, WiseAcre Apr 13 Imminent, Fiddlehead Apr 15 MCFM
May 10 Golden Fig, WiseAcre May 11 Imminent, Fiddlehead May 13 MCFM, St PFM
Jun 7 Golden Fig, WiseAcre Jun 8 Imminent, Fiddlehead Jun 10 MCFM
July5 Golden Fig, WiseAcre Jul 6 Imminent, Fiddlehead Jul 8 MCFM, SPFM
Pickup dates continue year-round, second Saturday of the month & Weds/Thurs prior to that Saturday, depending on location. During winter, pick-up shifts to third Saturday & Weds/Thurs prior.
How much does it cost?
One Year Subscription $400
Six Month Subscription $215
Cheese CSAs make great gifts! If you’d like to give a CSA as a gift, just let us know and we will send the recipient a Shepherd’s Way Farms card with your personalized message or we will email you a certificate you can print!
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