Northern Harvest Farm offers part-time employment each season. Hours are 9am-6pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Requirements include enthusiasm, willingness to work hard, and dependability. No farming experience required.
Please contact us for further information:
Volunteering at the farm can be a rewarding experience. There is always a multitude of tasks that need to be done on the farm. We start at 9 a.m., harvest vegetables, and pack them in boxes until around 2 p.m.
Wednesdays are harvest and delivery days and volunteers are a big help. When volunteering on delivery days, the volunteers always go home with vegetables. Contact us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you certified organic?
Yes. Everything we grow is USDA certified organic. And everything in the CSA boxes is grown by us, so you can rest assured that everything in your share is free of toxic chemical residues.
How and when can I become a member?
CSA shares are available to prospective new members beginning in January of every year. Interested parties should join our waiting list. Those on the waiting list will receive an order form in early January. Please contact us, providing your email address and we will be glad to add you to the list. Alternatively, you may add yourself to the mailing list by filling out this form. Starting January 1st, anyone can submit orders directly from our website via the Online Order Form.
What is a Summer Share from Northern Harvest Farm?
A Summer Share consists of a weekly (or biweekly) 9/10 bushel box of fresh, organically grown produce. All of these crops are grown at Northern Harvest Farm, which is just 25 miles from downtown Duluth. Members pick up their weekly share at one of our convenient pick up sites.
When and where can I pick up my box?
Pick up day is every Wednesday. Pick up times vary by site. For the most up to date information on delivery sites and times, please click here. For further details about pick up logistics, please see our most recent Member Handbook.
What does it cost to become a member?
Summer Share - $38.50 per box (total of $693 for 18 weekly deliveries of produce, from mid-June to mid-October)
Every other week Share - $42.50 per box (total of $382.50 for 9 total deliveries)
Can I split a share with someone else?
Yes. Many people split their shares with friends, family, or neighbors. Splitting arrangements are up to the shareholders, not the farm, so be attentive to the costs for each party and arrange for the most optimal pick up site for the group.
What if I go on vacation?
If you are going on vacation or will otherwise be unable to pick up your box you have a couple options:
1) Have a friend, neighbor, or family member pick up the box.
2) You can reschedule your box for a different week. This is done within your farmigo account (you create a farmigo account when you sign up for your share). There is no limit to the number of times you may do this, giving you lots of flexibility. If you ever have trouble making changes to your delivery schedule, please get in touch with us via email or phone.
Do I have to volunteer on the farm?
No. Members have an open invitation to visit or volunteer on the farm, but you are not required to visit or work on the farm.
How do I stay connected with the farm?
We send out a weekly newsletter throughout the Summer CSA season, which includes recipes, photos, farm news and more. Facebook is also a great way to stay connected with the farm. Each fall we host a member potluck and farm tour.
Do you offer bulk quanities of vegetables for canning, freezing, or storage?
Yes, there are several choices, including tomato, potato, salsa, kraut, and pesto shares. These shares will be available to order, from the "bulk items" tab of our online store, during thier respective seasons.
Please feel free to call or email us anytime with further questions.
Northern Harvest Farm
Rick and Karola Dalen
2572 County Road 102
Wrenshall, MN 55797