Community Supported Agriculture
at Ter-Lee Gardens

After several years of requests from our customers, Ter-Lee Gardens will be starting a CSA for the 2017 season. For those of you not familiar with the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, here is how it works.

 You Become a Part of Our Farm!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you, as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing produce from wherever/whenever, our customers become "members" of our CSA farm and share in the rewards and production risks, and receive a portion of our farm's harvest each week.

CSA members purchase an up-front share of the farm's produce for the season, usually by around May 1, before the season begins.

 Advantages for consumers:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits.
  • Don't have to shop for vegetables every week, just pick up your box.
  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking.
  • Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season.
  • Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm, even veggies they've never been known to eat.
  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown.

How it Works

Our CSA will run for about 17 weeks, from late-June into October. Members are responsible for picking up their shares from their designated pickup sites each week. You will generally receive a minimum of 7-8 different produce items, and we will do our best to include fruit several times throughout the season.  We will provide our members with the best of what is available at the time. 

Varieties and quantities will obviously vary from week to week. We grow over 50 different crops to include throughout the CSA growing season.

CSA members will have additional benefits which will include a bulk certificate, valued at $25.00 for a full share ($12.50 for a half share & $6.25 for an individual share), which can be used for any extra bulk vegetables or fruits during the season.

Members will also have first chance to buy bulk vegetables for canning and freezing (or parties) before the public can. Also, members will be invited to "Pumpkin Picking Sunday" where members can pick out their pumpkins free of charge.

Our shareholders will have the option of purchasing a full-share to feed a family of four to six, a half-share to feed a family of two to three or an individual share to feed one person. We will offer delivery to at least two locations in Bemidji, and one location in Bagley and possibly one in Fosston. Other locations could be possible, depending on the locations of shareholders.

We cordially invite you to consider registering to purchase your share of our healthy, hand-harvested, delicious, mouth-watering, fresh produce. We look forward to having the opportunity to "Grow For You".

About Our Growing Season

Northern Minnesota's growing season is short and the weather is often brutal. Because of our tough growing conditions, Ter-Lee Gardens uses unique growing methods to guarantee a crop.

As previously mentioned, Ter-Lee Gardens has over 50 different vegetable and fruit crops being raised on our farm. Along with that large selection comes the extended "harvest window", which is much wider than most other Minnesota growers because we farm many crops using our seven high tunnels.

This allows us to begin the harvest much sooner than growers who must wait for the risk of frost and cold winds to subside before they are able to plant outside, which delays harvest dates drastically in northern Minnesota.

High tunnels also extend the growing season for up 8 weeks in the fall for sensitive crops, which allows us to supply you with fresh-picked produce much later in the season.  For example, we normally begin harvesting "red, ripe" tomatoes by the end of June. This means our members will be eating "red, ripe" Minnesota Grown tomatoes in the month of June instead of waiting until mid-to-late August, which is when most other grower's tomatoes come to market.

2017 CSA Share Pricing

Full share - $600.00
1/2 share - $400.00
Individual share - $300.00 

Members may either pay in full at sign up, - or - 50% at sign up and the remaining 50% by June 30.*

*Members who pay in full at sign up will receive an additional $10.00 bulk certificate to use anytime during the growing season.

Share Pick-up Times & Locations

Bemidji:  Downtown—Subway/ (old Pamida) Parking Lot: Tuesday 12-5 

Bemidji:  Downtown—Subway/ (old Pamida) Parking Lot: Thursday 1-6

Bemidji:  Sanford Medical Center: Thursday 3- 5:30

Bagley:   Farmers Market—south of stoplights:  Friday 4-6

Additional sites may be added as needed.

Join Our CSA Today!

Ready to join our CSA? Sign up today!

Register Online Download & Apply by Mail

For more information, or to receive an application by mail, call Ter-Lee Gardens at 1-800-251-1689 or (local) 218-694-2934, or email at

Sign Up For Our 2017 CSA Now !!

Sign ups for are 2017 CSA are going strong. Time to sign up is now. If you need to have a payment plan other then what we are currently offering please contact us. We currently are licensed to accept EBT payments. As soon as the season gets started then we plan on having a Facebook page for members only. Members can then respond with favorite recipes ect. For more information feel free to call or email us. 218 694 2934 or 1 800 251 1689 or

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