roots & blooms CSA Growing Regional Resilience Through Wellness & Community Care
What is the Roots & Blooms CSA? A CSA (Community Supported Apothecary) directly supports a farmer and medicine crafter through a subscription model while empowering you to begin building your own home apothecary and strengthen the wellness of yourself & your family. The Roots & Blooms CSA is a seasonal, place based project, with the aim to connect and develop awareness of the medicine in the Upper Midwest Bioregion.
Reconnection In modern society we are often disconnected from the natural world and together we can work to reclaim this knowledge and deep ancestral understanding in taking care of our personal and planetary health. Every one of us comes from a culture or cultures that practiced working with the Earth in one form or another and it's through these practices that we return to our roots and heal our relationships.
The Seasons Just as the Earth goes through seasonal changes, so do our bodies. The Roots & Blooms CSA aligns with these changes and each box contains powerful tools to help each of us find our harmony within. Mother nature is always giving us helpful hints. For example, dandelions emerge early in the spring and remind us to consume bitter flavors to help renew & cleanse after a long winter.
How we Grow & Craft All herbs are locally grown in the Upper Midwest region (Minnesota & Wisconsin) and harvested using organic, biodynamic & small-scale farming practices or ethically wildcrafted. We partner with Land by Hand to integrate permaculture design in our growing practices.
The Stories We believe in the importance of stories. With each box we tell the story of the place where the herbs directly come from, better connecting all of us to our local communities, landforms, forests & watersheds.
How it Works By subscribing to the Roots & Blooms CSA, you will receive one box of assorted herbal goodies for every season. Guided nutritional & herbal wisdom will accompany each box along with our occasional garden grown goodness in the form of slow jams, ferments and pickles. In the spirit of collective community we will also be featuring our favorite contributing herbalists, artists & makers to add to the beauty of shared abundance.
Subscribing to the full CSA includes: Four seasonal boxes during the months of May, July, September & November.
Individual boxes can be ordered if desired: Spring - May: Order & pay by April 30th. receive box week of May 12th Summer - July: Order & pay by June 30th. receive box week of July 16th. receive box week of July 16th Autumn - September: Order & pay by August 30th. receive box week of September 10th Winter - November: Order & pay by October 30th. receive box week of November 12th
Exchange: Full Subscription: $225, sign up by April 30th. Individual box: $60 if you have any financial concerns, please contact me & I can work with you.
Pick-up & Delivery Options: Pick-up Locations: The Farm in Buffalo, MN (Mondays) & The Medicine Tree in South Minneapolis (Tuesdays) Boxes can be shipped at an additional $12 per box.