North Star Homestead Farms: Farming for Community
In these changing, turbulent times, there is something incredibly beautiful about waking up each morning on the family homestead, welcoming the day, and re-dedicating ourselves to the work of caring for the land, its plants and animals, and our community. We bring that standing stone of dedication to all of our efforts and offerings, living a model of sustainability, bio-dynamic integration, and service.
Opportunity makers are the catalysts for positive change. At North Star Homestead Farms, this manifests through educational offerings, high-integrity sourcing options, and meaningful connections. We are innovators in our fields, dedicated to nurturing the whole-person health and wellness of our Friends of the Farm.
The model of regeneration reaches even beyond sustainability. It means continually moving towards a vibrant, enriching future of hope, whole-person nourishment, and compassion. North Star Homestead Farms is one of those precious places where a lived statement of purpose enmeshes with the beauty and harmony of the natural world. This work of stewardship feeds the community and the soul, guided by our vision of a healthy planet and all its inhabitants.
Farming for Community. In these changing, turbulent times, there is something incredibly beautiful about waking up each morning on the family homestead, welcoming the day, and re-dedicating ourselves to the work of caring for the land, its plants and animals, and our community. We bring that standing stone of dedication to all of our efforts and offerings, living a model of sustainability, bio-dynamic integration, and service.
Season: January through January
Type: multiple farm
# of Shares: 75
Share Prices: Offered in 6-month increments. $910 for weekly pickup $420 for twice-monthly pickup $165 per month for meat shares
Work Req? No
Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Plan
Serving your health is our theme, as we continue to prioritize informed, safe COVID-19 practices. While we certainly had folks who were disappointed or outraged by our protocol, there were so many of you whose thanks and appreciation kept us going. We heard story after story about how much it meant to them to have a place to source foods that were safe, healthy, and trustworthy--not only for themselves but also for their at-risk loved ones. Know that we continue these strict practices and that we are here for you through these difficult times!
The transition to having the e-store has made so much of this happen, and we have learned and tweaked along the way to craft an ever-improving user experience. NEW (coming soon) is an updated date and time picker that will help make it easier to choose pickup times that work well with the farm's schedule. Here's a general idea of upcoming winter months pickup dates and times:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-6pm (some Thursday afternoons will be booked because Laura will be teaching via Zoom)
Fridays 10 am-8pm to accommodate continuing Friday Dinners to-go (see details below!)
Saturdays 9am-5pm to accommodate moving our breakfast to-go option from Sundays onto Saturdays
We will be discontinuing having Sundays as a pickup option through the winter months. Recently, during winter's quieter times, we've been able to tag each other out for a much-deserved getaway. This year, however, considering the pandemic and our dedication to keeping the farm and Farmstead a safe haven for growing and producing much-needed foods, such travels won't be happening. Taking Sundays for renewal time is critical for us to be able to maintain the tremendous effort to keep everything running, from all the hands-on farm-work to the many moving parts of Farmstead. Sundays are typically quiet in the winter, and we thank you for your flexibility in helping us carve out this much-needed time.
Scheduling your pickup time with your order will be critical to helping us balance being at Farmstead and taking care of work on the farm. Instead of maintaining regular shop ours, this winter we'll be using more of a by-appointment model. We are very happy to help you with your order, but the more we can plan and coordinate together, the less stressful the process will be for everyone. If you are not comfortable using the online platform or don't have internet access when you're up north, you are always welcome to call us.
Aquaponics produce, pasture-raised meats, creativity-inspiring kits, and more and selectively available for wholesale. Please call or email us to learn more about wholesaling opportunities.
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