Shepherd’s Way Farms Cheese CSA 

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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?

Traditional 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 prior to the second Saturday) to locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Northfield. Current locations include Mill City Farmer’s Market, St. Paul Farmer’s Market, Birchwood, Golden Fig, and Imminent Brewing in Northfield and now in Rochester at Fiddlehead Coffee shop (Thurs prior to the second Saturday). Choose your location and Steven will send you a reminder email each month.

2021 Pickup Dates 

January 6 (Golden Fig, Imminent Brewing, Birchwood), Jan 7 Fiddlehead Coffee Shop Jan 9 Mill City Farmers Market

Feb 10 GF, IB, B;   Feb 11 FC,   Feb 13 MCFM

March 10 GF, IB, B   March 11 FC   March 13 MCFM

April 7 GF, IB, B   April 8 FC,  April 10 MCFM

**** To accommodate current social distancing requirements and to provide a safer environment, we are offering curbside pickup at Birchwood, pickup at Mill City Farmers Market outdoor, outdoor pickup at Imminent and quick pickup at Golden Fig.***

How much does it cost?

One Year Subscription $360 
Six Month Subscription $195

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.

Sign up online, by phone: 507.663.9040, or by mail.  .