Info in English

This is the website of Ås’ own Community Supported Agriculture farm (andelslandbruk or andelsgård in Norwegian).

Being a member has been a great experience and enhanced my overall stay here, I’m so glad Nat came to show us the farm during the first week of our first semester and I hope Nat can do it again this year to get new NMBU students! – Ámelie, medlem i 2019 og 2020.

Dysterjordet CSA Farm can be found right in the centre of Ås, just a few minutes walk from the train station. We’ve been operating since 2015 and our field is on organically certified, rented land from Dystergård (Dyster Farm). 2021 will be our 7th growing season. We are now open for brand new members to join (and those coming back to the farm too!). To join – here is the form with all the info you need. Note that if you think you need to divide up your payments over >4 months due to financial difficulty, just email Nat, our manager, on andelslandbruk@dysterjordet.no .

Påmelding er åpent for 2018

We produce a diversity of vegetables both on the open field and in our large poly-tunnel (green house). There are a number of other areas on the field that we share; a kids’ patch, the herb spiral, and a picnic area where we cook and warm ourselves near a fire. Those with a vegetable-share (share holders) harvest their own vegetables whenever they like and just follow the instructions given on a Harvest Message email sent out by the manager each week. Our field is certified for organic production from Norway’s certification body, Debio.

Our andelslandbruk/CSA farm is based on these three important concepts:

Over the years we have had between 130 and 200 members each year; in 2021 we will have place for 135 full members. We will close membership sometime in late april, or when we’re full.

Prices for 2021: we actually reduced some aspects of pricing at our Annual General meeting in 2020 and did not increase them in 2021!

On the sign up form read about the membership details in English, then click on ‘Påmeld’ (a green bottom) over on the right, then you will have to scroll down to register yourself with the online platform we use (rubic.no). Once you have put in your details you will be asked to fill out a form to join for 2021 declaring which membership you would like. Once that has been completed Nat, our manager, will soon email an invoice to you (in about 5 working days).

I loved my CSA experience here… a lot! and have immortalized it in a Thesis. 
So great work! thanks for facilitating 2 years of fresh veggies 🙂 – Sydney, member in 2019 & 2020.

To outline our prices, for those that buy a vegetable-share (become an ‘andelshaver’) there is a one time sign-up fee of 150-300kr (innmeldingsavgift), plus a cost for the vegetable share itself 700-2800kr (kids to adults) and 6 hours volunteering for those 18yrs an over. That gets you all the veggies and herbs you need during the season – the share is peronsal, and you can only take enough food for 1 person. All people who will be eating the veggies from our field, enough for themselves each week, must have paid for a vegetable share. As well, we have a special type of membership for anyone else in the household (family or even a kollektiv/flatmates) who will not take/eat any vegetables but who just want to join in our social activiites and courses. this is called a Household member and they pay 150-300kr each year. Little kids are completely free but should still be registered.

  • Adults: vegetable-share 2800kr + sign-up fee 300kr (sign-up fee is one time only) + 6 hours at a working-bee (volunteer working event called a ‘dugnad’ in Norwegian)
  • Student adults: vegetable-share 2800kr + sign-up fee 150kr (sign-up fee is one time only) + 6 hours work (same as above)
  • Aged people (over 75yrs): 1500kr plus some dugnadstimer
  • Teens (13-17years) vegetable-share 1400kr + sign-up fee 150kr (sign-up fee is one time only)
  • Kids (5-12 years) vegetable-share 700kr + no sign-up fee
  • Household members: no vegetables/potatoes/herbs, just access to our social events and courses, plus the right to vote at general meetings: 150kr for students and teens, 300kr for adults, all kids 12 and under are free.
  • *We do consider people’s needs and economic situations, please email Nat (andelslandbruk@dysterjordet.no) to discuss if you have issues affording this pricing.
  • A work share: 26 working-bee hours + 1500kr. You must send in an application for this type of share by the evening of 9th April. We only have place for 10 of these types of shares.

We have calculated that in past years based on those seasons having been 20 weeks long, each vegetables-share (or andel in Norwegian) was worth 120kr per week; which is a great price for a lot of organic vegetables!

We offer also some very nice inclusive offers:

  • Harvest Help, run by the Good Friend System: People with disabilities or physical issues that stop or hinder them when it comes to harvesting may apply to get a ‘Good Friend’ from within our membership to assist them to harvest each week.
  • Buddy system: for any new members, of for those still slightly confused, we offer you a Buddy for the season, one of our more experienced members to help you understand the field and harvesting.
  • A Working Share: for 1500kr + 26 hours work we want people to apply for this share where you will work with the gardener more and pay much less for your vegetable-share.

Take a look around this website, and use google translate when you need to, or just email me for any specific questions.

Sign up for 2021 here!

Best,
Nat Keene, Manager  andelslandbruk@dysterjordet.no

PS: Some other important documents you might like to find some time to sit down and go through are to be found here, including our beautiful Dysterjordet Årsberetning 2021. Yes they are all in Norwegian but I’m sure you’ll work things out! We hope all this helps you to consider being a member.

On the sign up form read about the membership details in English, then click on ‘Påmeld’ (a green bottom) over on the right, then you will have to scroll down to register yourself with the online platform we use (rubic.no). Once you have put in your details you will be asked to fill out a form to join for 2021 declaring which membership you would like. Once that has been completed Nat, our manager, will soon email an invoice to you (in about 5 working days).