CSA

 Small Wheel Farm in Hermantown, Minnesota is pleased to offer Duluth a small CSA option available for pick-up at the Duluth Farmer’s Market and on our farm less than 10 miles (it’s a 25 minute drive) from downtown Duluth. Click Here to sign up.

 What is CSA?

CSA members receive a weekly box of vegetables throughout the growing season.  Additionally, you receive newsletters with recipes and farm new and have the opportunity to get to know your farmer in-person at pickup and during farm events.

Small By Design

We believe in giving our members a value and sharing the bounty, but not at the expense of overwhelming you.  With this philosophy in mind, we have designed a small CSA share that reflects what we think an average family (2-4 people) eats in a week.   You will find between 5 and 8 vegetable varieties in each box.

What Is in The Box?

The contents of your weekly share is farmer’s choice.  We strive to provide you with a well-rounded box, and do our best to include the following  each week:

  1. Greens
  2. Tomatoes (when in season)
  3. Alliums (onions, garlic, scallions, leeks)
  4. A fresh snack (carrots, radish, peas, beans, kohlrabi, etc.)
  5. Our favorite in-season treats

 CSA and Shared Risk

When joining a CSA you are agreeing to sharing risk with the farmer.  You will receive a weekly box of vegetables, but because weather, pests and diseases can devastate crops any time, we are unable guarantee quantities or varieties.  We mitigate risks through organic and biologically sound methods: biodiversity, fencing, high tunnels, cover crops, row cover, successive plantings of crops, organic practices and improving soil biology and mineralization.  Rest assured that we pledge to do our best to make sure you are receiving a good value with your CSA membership, while remaining good stewards to the land.

 About Our Farm

Small Wheel Farm is a 6-acre farm in the outskirts of Hermantown, Minnesota.  Owned by Rebecca Gramdorf, the farm is a woman-run business, specializing in annual vegetable production.  The farm utilizes organic soil-based practices.

 “Small Wheel” refers to our farming practices that utilize small equipment—including a two-wheel tractor that not only uses less fuel to run, but also causes less compaction in our soils due to its small size.  “Small Wheel” also alludes to Rebecca’s pottery (throwing on the potter’s wheel) and our goals to close gaps and cycle nutrients in our soils quickly. 

 In addition to vegetable production, the farm is establishing orchards, perennial vegetables, berries and mushrooms.  Sustainable animal production is also part of our farm development plan.

Click here to sign up.