Consider joining Lida Farm CSA

Looking for fresh produce delivered to your door throughout the upcoming growing season? Well become a member of Lida Farm’s CSA program.

If CSA is new to you, check out this neat video a couple members from a different CSA in the cities made last year, explaining CSA and what to expect:
We offer an every week CSA share for between $400-$450, where you will receive a delivery of what’s in season each week for 16 weeks. We also offer an “every-other-week” CSA share for $200-250. We deliver to Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Vergas, and a lot of the lakes in between. Besides the produce we also will be raising whole chickens again this year for $2.85/lb. You have the option of reserving how every many you’d like.

This will be our 9th season operating a CSA in Otter Tail County, so we like to think we know what we’re doing at this point. All our crops are grown without any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. We have a number of new crops we’re planning as well as a new high tunnel going up this spring to help us get some peppers and tomatoes to you earlier in the season. We concentrate on the staples like lettuce, tomatoes, and sweet corn, but we also make sure to mix it up with some interesting crops too.

So, if you are interested in becoming a member of Lida Farm, please get in contact with us. Our e-mail is and our phone is 218-342-2619. Call with questions…you won’t be bugging us. Our brochure about our CSA program and the order form are linked below. But please make sure we are not filled up for the season and you’re in our delivery area before sending in the order form.

Click here for our brochure
Click here for the 2013 order form

Small Wind Project Almost Done

The small wind project is almost complete. We’ve had a big tower sitting on our hill for the last month first waiting for the turbine itself to come, and now we’ve been waiting for the go ahead from our electric cooperative, Lake Region Electric. We’re still looking to finalize our interconnection agreement and also have the electrical work inspected for the final ok. The last thing after that is to get a crane here to tilt the tower up and hopefully the wind still blows.

Last month RWP put together the tower and affixed the turbine. The tower came in a bunch of pieces and needed to be assembled in the snow:A completed 110-foot tower:
A close up of the turbine hub without the blades attached yet: