HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Bags will be packed as soon in July as Mother Nature provides some fresh vegetables. Share holders receive a weekly email with a list of what's in the box, any other pertinent info and some recipes. The shares will be available for pickup at KMART's north parking lot in conjunction with Bismarck Farmers Market. We are still on hold with KMART's lease holder and if anything changes we will let you know. Please free free to ask questions. Some of the information provided on your square invoice is inaccurate due to operator error. Sorry about that.
Each share includes a weekly newsletter with “what’s in your bag” and recipes, tips or hints for enjoying your produce. This reminder will also keep you posted on what’s happening on our farms and a reminder to pick up your share.
For 12 to 14 weeks, you will receive a colorful bag with seasonal produce beginning in mid-July and running through mid-October, weather permitting. The veggies in the bag vary weekly depending on Mother Nature.
Weekly shares MUST be picked up Thursdays in the north parking lot of the Bismarck’s K-mart (This is subject to change based on K-mart’s closing.)
$275 Half-share: Plenty of fresh vegetables for two to three people at less than $20 a week.
$495 Full-share: Twice the amount of fresh veggies found in a half share. This bag feeds a family of four to five; or you and several friends.
Both shares include fresh home-baked bread (half loaf for half shares and full loaf for full shares) every other week alternating with canned goods of our choice.
A weekly newsletter will be sent on Wednesdays so PLEASE print your email address carefully on the contract.
Roberta, Sue and Diane have all been certified by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. 2020.
MEET YOUR FARMERS
Roberta Thorson, and her husband, Steve, farm and grow certified organic vegetables on 15 acres near Arena, ND. They grew up in the Wing/Arena area where they raised their five children. Roberta is a veteran producer for the Bismarck Farmers Market. In addition to selling four days a week at the Bismarck Farmers Market at the Kmart parking lot, the CSA provides fresh vegetables, canned goods, and bread to up to 20 families each week.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone: 701-220-5665 or 701-943-2347
Diane Schmidt, and husband, Marc, have been gardening for more than 30 years. They live north of Mandan and have been a part of the Mandan Farmers Market for as many years. Besides growing a variety of veggies, Marc specializes in garlic. On the home-canned side as a farmers market vendor, Diane’s specialty is Juneberry pie. She also makes a variety of other pies and sells frozen Juneberries. However, Diane’s number one best-seller Chokecherry jelly. The Schmidts sell a variety of other home canned products and are members of the Bismarck Farmers Market also.
Phone: 701-391-0506 or 701-663-8622
Sue Balcom, owner of the Root Sellers Farm, is a blogger, author of four books, farmer’s marketer, fabric artist, self-described bread head. And now, Sue is a regular guest on Main Street talking about community, family, and culinary traditions of North Dakota. The Root Sellers farm is north of Mandan near the Missouri River. Sue operates the farm with her husband, J.C. She is also the market manager of Bismarck Farmers Market. Keep tabs on her at www.therootsellers.com.