So, what the heck is a CSK anyway?

30 Mar

Farm & Table, by Corner Table, introduces a Community Supported Kitchen membership.

A weekly box of provisions, prepped & prepared by Corner Table chefs, inspires home-cooked meals straight from the farms and local artisanal producers. The box is different each week and includes variations of meats, side dishes, soup starters, and basic pantry items.

Boxes are sold weekly or by 4, 6 & 8 weekly or biweekly memberships.

Two sizes are available: small (feeds about 2 people) and large (feeds about 4 people).

What does a box look like & how can I use it?

Your box will vary with the seasons, and what you create with the box is up to you. Or join an Open Kitchen cooking class to help beef up your home-cooking skills or look to the classics: James Beard, Julia Child… you know, those guys.

sample large box
1 whole marinated chicken
1 lb. hickory-smoked bacon
1 lb. grassfed ground beef
4 garlic sausages
1 dozen eggs
3oz. pickled green beans + onions
3oz. apple + parsnip moustarda
4oz. fennel + garlic pork terrine
1 loaf of Sun Street Bakery bread

sample small box
1/2 whole marinated chicken
1/2 lb. hickory-smoked bacon
1/2 lb. grassfed ground beef
2 garlic sausages
6 eggs
3oz. pickled green beans + onions
3oz. apple + parsnip moustarda
4oz. fennel + garlic pork terrine
1 loaf of Sun Street Bakery bread

How do I find out what’s coming in my box and how to use it?

Our Facebook page, Farm to Table Projects by Scott Pampuch, allows you to see what’s coming in the box and features a discussion board for you to share and learn with your Farm & Table home-cook community. Corner Table cooks and staff will pop-in with helpful hints and discussion topics.

Ordering Information

Orders can only be placed online. There is a one week lead time. Orders placed Saturday through Friday can pick-up beginning the following Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Well… I’ve got some more questions. We’ve got some answers.

What is a CSK?
Our CSK (community-supported kitchen) uses a model similar to a CSA (community-supported agriculture). By buying the box or a membership you are supporting a community of local + sustainable farmers and artisanal food producers.

Is the Farm & Table CSK different than Corner Table?

The kitchen at Corner Table supports the Corner Table dining experience, the community-supported kitchen, the cooking school, and Tour de Farm. It’s a busy kitchen constantly focusing on finding ways to provide local food and local food education to the Twin Cities.

Who is the CSK for?

Everyone and anyone! Busy singles and families! Professionals, families of all shapes and sizes, and those who are interested in learning how to cook and eat local + seasonal.

When & How can I sign up?

Any time! There is a one week lead time for orders. Orders placed Saturday through Friday can pick-up beginning the following Friday, Saturday or Sunday. You choose the pick-up day when you place an order. You can sign-up at our website: www.cornertablerestaurant.com/CSK. Ordering is done securely with Paypal.

How many people will a box feed?

There are two sizes: small and large. Because each home is different, and how much it will feed depends on your lifestyle and eating routine, we say the small box feeds about 2 people for a week and the large box feeds about 4 people for a week. The box is not intended to fulfill your entire weekly meal plan, but rather inspire it with local and nutritional products.

What Does a Box Include?

The box varies with the size of your box (small or large). The products in the box differ from week to week depending on the seasons and the farms product availability. You can expect to see things like: meats (chicken, grassfed beef, sausages, rilletes), vegetables (fresh or prepped for cooking), stocks, pickled items, artisanal cheeses, and bread from our new neighbor Sun Street Breads

Is there a Vegetarian Box?
Not right now… but we’re working on it!

I already subscribe to a CSA, do I need the CSK too?

Great! With a CSA you are supporting a farm directly! Most likely, your box includes lots of fresh + nutritional produce. With the CSK you will receive a variety of meal options already prepped for you to cook. The CSK can’t replace a CSA, but they sure taste good together! CSA + CSK = local love!

Where and when is Pick-Up?
Pick-up is at Corner Table Restaurant. On the corner of 43rd & Nicollet in south Minneapolis. Address is 4257 Nicollet Avenue. When ordering you can choose your pick-up time: Friday (5pm-11pm), Saturday (5pm-11pm) and Sunday (8am-2pm).

Can I change my pick-up day?

We would prefer you stick with the original pick-up day, but if you need to switch email comments@cornertablerestaurant.com with the information.

Do you offer delivery?

Not at this time, but we are looking into partnering with a bike messenger service.

Can I order items a la carte?

When you come to pick-up your box, or come to dine at Corner Table, you can purchase any available favorites from the deli case.

But I still have more questions!

Email comments@cornertablerestaurant.com or call (612) 823-0011 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


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