What is a CSA?
CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA allows local customers to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of produce, in this case it’s eggs from our pasture raised chickens. Weekly, for 24 weeks, we will deliver that share of eggs a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood. CSA members pay for an entire 24-week season upfront. In the spirit of CSAs, this early payment enables us to plan, purchase new feed, make equipment repairs, and more.
About our eggs
Here at Green Machine Farm, our hens are free-ranged their entire lives, never confined to a battery cage or layer house. Our chickens aren’t simply egg factories—they’re chickens. They roam around on pasture, soak up the sun, and dig in the dirt.
Our happy hens lay eggs that taste a whole lot better than anything you’re likely to find at the grocery store. Their varied diet and vigorous exercise leads them to lay more nutrient-dense eggs that have bright-orange yolks that herald a true free-range lifestyle.
How it works
Our egg CSA is $145 for a CSA share. One share will get you a CSA punchcard good for 24 dozen eggs, available from any of our markets, dropoff locations or for pickup at the farm. We will hold your egg share until noon each market day, after which we’ll make them available to the general public (they’re perishable after all). If you’re picking them up later than noon, please let us know by phone/text/email/smoke-signal.
Eggs are delivered to our weekend farmer’s markets (Apple Valley, Bloomington & St. Paul, Downtown) during market season (May-October). During the winter (November-April), we deliver eggs bi-weekly at our drop-off locations.
2022 Spring Dropoffs:
April 9th – St Paul 9am-1pm, Bloomington 1:30pm-2:15pm, Apple Valley – 2:30pm-3:15pm
April 23rd – St Paul 9am-1pm, Bloomington 1:30pm-2:15pm, Apple Valley – 2:30pm-3:15pm
May 7th – St Paul 9am-1pm, Bloomington 1:30pm-2:15pm, Apple Valley – 2:30pm-3:15pm
May 21st – St Paul 9am-1pm, Bloomington 1:30pm-2:15pm, Apple Valley – 2:30pm-3:15pm
And last, but not least, the CSA membership gets you access to the most exclusive poultry newsletter in all of Southeast Minnesota: The Hensider. That’s right, you too can receive a monthly update on the goings-on of all your favorite chickens here at Green Machine Farm.