Enjoy weekly boxes of fresh, local produce all summer long!

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2022 COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

Pick Up Location and Time

Weekly on Friday’s from 5 – 7pm at the Gifford Park Neighborhood Market (520 N 33rd St).

Season Length

18 weeks from June 3 – September 30, 2022

Share Price

A share is $324 for the full 18-week season, SNAP/EBT shares are $272. That’s $18 worth of delicious, naturally grown produce from us to you each week!

PERKS OF BEING A MEMBER

Top five reasons to be a CSA member with Big Muddy Urban Farm:
  1. As fresh as it gets! Everything is grown in Omaha, and harvested the day of the market!
  2. Extras. All CSA members get a 20% discount on produce at our market stand.
  3. Be a part of the local food community. You will be the first to know about upcoming events and whats growing on the farm.
  4. Know your growers. Have questions about our growing practices? We’re happy to share what we do.
  5. Learn with us. We are learning as we go, and we invite you to visit our farm and learn more too.

MEET SUNNY ROWS COLLECTIVE

Sunny Rows Collective is the name of this year’s Aspiring Farmer Fellowship cohort. The collective consists of Lead Farm Fellow, Kelly Alsup, and Farm Fellows Tricey Chea, Peter David, and Sydney Simpson. They are the growers and designers of the CSA program this year. Thanks for supporting farmers in-training!

Our mission is to provide fresh, locally-grown produce to the Omaha community.

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Get to know your farmers, read bios of the team here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • CSA is a model used by farms, where members (you!) invest in the farm at the beginning of spring and then receive a portion of the harvest throughout the growing season. By investing early in the season, you will support a new generation of farmers and receive a weekly share of our harvest!

  • Shares are designed for 1 to 2 adults, or a small household.

    Each week a CSA share will consist of 5 – 7 seasonal items.

    We are planning to include the following items in shares:

    Amaranth, Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli Raab, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Cucumber, Dill, Eggplant, Green Onions, Husk Cherries, Kale, Leeks, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Sugar Snap and Snow Peas, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Glass Gem Popcorn, Potatoes, Radish, Radicchio, Spinach, Summer and Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Cherry and Heirloom Tomatoes, Turnips, Tea and Culinary Herbs, Mixed Flower Bouquets, Foraged Fruit, and More!
     
    Examples of boxes:
    Early Summer: Peas, Lettuce, Arugula, Radish, Kale, Green Onion
     
    Middle Summer: Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Zucchini, Broccoli Raab
     
    Fall: Leeks, Sweet Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cayenne Peppers
     

    Please note: quantities and varieties may change throughout the season, and we will include produce in shares based on when crops are available. 

  • Top five reasons to be a CSA member with Big Muddy Urban Farm:
     
    1. As fresh as it gets! Everything is grown in Omaha, with little delay between harvest and pick-up, so your food maintains its nutrient availability much longer than store- bought produce. CSA members receive first pick of all our varietals, with some items only available through CSA!
    2. All CSA members receive the same 20% discount when shopping at our market stand! If you’re excited about a recipe based on your share, but you’d like to make it bigger or add some ingredients, we’d love to meet your needs through our available market produce. Plus, when you shop, we can get to know each other better!
    3. Know your growers and your produce. Have questions about our growing practices? We’re happy to share what we do. Never cooked with an item before? We’re excited to share recipes and encourage your cooking. We grow many unique varietals that would very rarely be found in a store. We’ll share the histories and characteristics of these varietals and might even have some seeds to share at the end of the season! Better yet, come out to the farm for a volunteer work party, potluck, or end-of-year gathering! We’ll relay all this information in our weekly newsletter – another perk of being a CSA member! – along with special notes and articles from our team.
    4. Convenience and ecology at the same time! We are happy to take some of the guesswork out of weekly menu planning, both by choosing a diverse array of items for you every week and also providing recipe options. Your willingness to take home a mix of crops allows us to continue best practices of crop rotation throughout the years. In addition, your produce will be ready for you with minimal packaging, and you can add to your share with discounted produce from the market stand. Though abundant, we hope the load might be light enough to occasionally travel back to your home by alternative means, and we are likewise grateful we only need to “ship” our wares three breezy blocks!
    5. Finally, your investment in the 2022 Big Muddy CSA stays in the community, makes our local food system stronger, and helps beautify and enrich the areas where we grow. We are happy to educate folks of all ages, and our Farm Fellowship leads many fellows into nearby agricultural work and businesses of their own! To make our farm season a success, we proudly collaborate with other small businesses and organizations and would be interested in hearing of further collaborative opportunities. Together, we are growing a stronger, healthier, greener, and more sustainable Omaha!
  • We are an urban farm located in the Gifford Park neighborhood of Omaha, NE. We are driven by a passion for sustainability and use regenerative agricultural practices to restore the land and grow the freshest and healthiest produce possible. Every year, our soil is tested to ensure that it is safe and full of plant-friendly nutrients. While we are not certified Organic, we use organic practices to grow our food. We farm with minimal tilling and avoid using toxic chemicals to fertilize and manage pests.

  • Eggs are not included in CSA shares. We may have eggs at our market stand based on quantities available.

CONTACT US

[ email: info@bigmuddyurbanfarm.org ]

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