CSA Farms Delivering to Twin Cities: F-P

Farm Farm
Jimmy Bauman
PO Box 403
Delano, MN
Phone: 763-913-5465
E-mail: first7letters@gmail.com
Website: http://farmfarmcsa.com

We have 26 weeks of CSA beginning mid-June! We offer two sizes in both summer and winter for your veggie needs. With hoop houses and other season extension techniques, you can be sure to find a wide variety of produce extra early and late in the season.

We are not certified organic, but follow the practices and focus on nutrient-dense soils that lead to nutrient-dense food!

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Featherstone Farm
Patty Zanski Fisher
43090 City Park Rd.
Rushford, MN, 55971
Phone: 715-892-0327
E-mail: csa@feathestonefarm.com
Website: www.featherstonefarm.com

Featherstone Farm is located in the spectacular Bluff Country of southeastern Minnesota, between Winona and Lanesboro. We’ve been certified organic (MOSA) since our first season in 1997, and we grow our crops on 130 acres of rich farmland located in a variety of microclimates.

We deliver CSA shares to over 25 drop-sites throughout the Twin Cities, as well as in Rochester and Winona. Some of our sites include Valley Natural Foods, Lakewinds Co-ops, Seward Co-ops, Whole Foods Markets, Eastside Co-op, Mississippi Market Co-ops and Oxendale’s Market. A full listing of our pickup sites can be found on our website.

We offer both a Summer and Winter Season, which together provide 27 weeks of produce delivery from the last week in June through February; our Summer Season offers a full- and half- share option, both of which include a diverse mix of well-known veggies in hearty proportions, such as leaf lettuce, basil, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, onions, peppers, carrots, peas, beans, potatoes, cilantro, sweet corn, cantaloupes and watermelons.

Shareholders stay connected to the farm and get cooking tips in a variety of ways, including: weekly newsletters from the farm; membership to Local Thyme (an online, chef-driven CSA menu planning service specific to each week’s box); connection through our social media outlets including our blog, Facebook and Twitter feed; and an invitation to attend our on-farm event, the CSA Strawberry Social (u-pick) on June 17. Please visit www.featherstonefarm.com for more details.

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Fox & Fawn Farm
Red & Nina Kirkman
17250 County Road 122
New Germany, MN 55367
Phone: 952-353-1762
E-mail: foxandfawnfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.foxandfawnfarm.com

Fox and Fawn Farm is a chemical-free fruit and vegetable farm located in western Carver County near Watertown, about 35 miles west of the Twin Cities. We are a small family farm, run by head farmer Tim “Red” Kirkman and strawberry-picking expert Nina Healy Kirkman. Our two boys (ages 2 and 5) help with raspberry sampling, our farm dog Henry helps keep animal pests up in the trees, and a small team of friends and family help to keep the weeds under control.

We grow 160 varieties of 50 annual crops, in addition to rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries, for our CSA members. We have also planted perennial crops including apples, apricot, aronia, asparagus, blackberry, blueberries, cherry, chestnut, cranberry, currant, elderberries, gooseberry, grapes, hazelnut, honeyberry, pawpaw, peach, pear, peashrub, pine nuts, plum, seaberry, serviceberries and numerous herbs. They will be available to our CSA members as they mature over the next several years.

Our CSA offers the bounty of the season for 19 weeks, garden-fresh recipes, stories of our triumphs and travails, and a connection to the food on your plate with farm visits and a harvest celebration in September.

Tuesday delivery: Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis (Tangletown) and St. Paul (St. Anthony Park). Thursday delivery: Waconia, Victoria, Chaska, Chanhassen and Excelsior. We offer full- shares (3/4 bushel) and half -shares (3/8 bushel). Deliveries start in mid-June and run until mid-October. Fall shares may also be available, weather permitting.

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Foxtail Farm
Chris & Paul Burkhouse
124 - 280th Street
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-1762
E-mail: foxtailcsa@yahoo.com
Website: www.foxtailcsa.com

Foxtail farm offers ONLY Winter CSA Shares! We are the farm that you can go to when your summer CSA calls it quits for the year. We are excited to grow all year long just for our Winter CSA members. Our Winter CSA share is much more than an “extra” or “storage” box. It is an entirely new idea and whole new CSA season.

Winter shares are delivered every three weeks from November to April, with a break in January.

The 1 1/9th bushel box includes:

1) Fresh spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and other cold-hardy veggies from the field for as long as possible, and then from our four large field tunnels. When it’s really cold we have vacuum packed, frozen veggies from the summer like sweet corn, sweet red peppers, greens, broccoli and ripe tomatoes.

2) Winter storage crops such as sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, potatoes, garlic, beets, onions, etc., out of our root cellars all winter long.

3) Tasty treats from our certified kitchen. These include breads made from freshly ground Foxtail wheat, soups, granola, naturally fermented pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, canned tomato sauce and lots of other tasty and healthy treats!

Foxtail Farm uses only natural methods — no chemical fertilizers or pesticides — to produce really healthy, fresh, great tasting produce. We are located in the St. Croix River Valley south of Osceola, Wis., about 50 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities. Contact us now to get more information and to reserve a spot for the 2017-2018 winter CSA season!

Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities
Year-round apprenticeships for a couple may be available.

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Fresh Earth Farms
Chris & Susan James
6455 Oakgreen Ave. S.
Denmark Township, MN 55033
Phone: 651-436-2778
E-mail: Chris@FreshEarthFarms.com
Website: www.FreshEarthFarms.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FreshEarthFarms
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/FreshEarthFarms

Why join Fresh Earth Farms?

Truly Local: We are located in the Twin Cities just 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul. Your money stays local to support the Twin Cities economy. Our property taxes support Minnesota, Washington County and the local school district. Very few food miles.

Real CSA Farm: Community Supported Agriculture is a business model, not a box of produce. Every member shares in the success of the farm. All the produce we grow goes to our members (or local food shelves). No competition from alternative sales channels (e.g. farmers’ markets, wholesale).

Small, Family Farm: We don’t skimp on customer service. Have a question? Talk directly to the farmer! We provide personalized service to all our members. You won’t compete with grocery stores for our attention — or our produce.

Support Community: We donate excess produce to Twin Cities food shelves. We hire only local Twin City residents and students. We donate shares to local nonprofit organizations and schools.

Support Other Small Family Farms: We resell organic fruit, meat and cheese from similar small family farms.

Sustainably Grown: Through the use of cover crops, rotations and organic inputs, we provide nutritious, delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs while improving the soil for future generations.

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Gale Woods Farm
Tim Reese
7210 County Road 110 West
Minnetrista, MN 55364
Phone: 763-694-2001
E-mail: mhochstetler@threeriversparkdistrict.org
Website: https://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/gale-woods-farm.aspx

Gale Woods Farm is owned and managed by Three Rivers Park District. It is a 410-acre park with the mission of demonstrating small-scale, productive, contemporary, sustainable agriculture and offering farming-related educational opportunities to school groups and the general public. The park includes gardens and orchards, an educational barn, pasture-raised beef cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens, several miles of hiking trails, canoeing and fishing.

The CSA operation involves teenage youth from surrounding communities in growing produce for the shares. In addition to learning about sustainable agriculture, they are given leadership-training opportunities and inspiration to create positive change in their lives. Produce is also provided to the Mound Westonka food shelf. Shareholders are encouraged to get involved with the farm for events such as maple syruping, lambing in the spring and our harvest celebration in the fall, as well as assisting the youth farmers on workdays.

The season runs from mid-June to mid-October. Eggs, meat, maple syrup, honey and other products raised at Gale Woods are available for purchase in the farm store. Shares are picked up market-style at the farm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This market is also open for the general public to purchase produce. For sign-up information and pricing, please contact us.

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Green Earth Growers
Jolea Gress
453 Mystic Street
Saint Paul, MN
Phone: 651-698-8292
E-mail: info@greenearthgrowers.net
Website: www.greenearthgrowers.net

Green Earth Growers was founded by Jenny Hotz and Jolea Gress in 2004. We are located about 30 miles south of the Twin Cities. We are strongly committed to sustainable agriculture practices and being good stewards of the land.

We are Certified Naturally Grown, which means our produce is grown in strict accordance with organic standards. We grow a variety of traditional fruit and vegetable favorites, along with some unique heirloom vegetables. Our 16-week CSA offers Full Shares (weekly) and Half Shares (every-other-week) We also offer a Flower Share. Members will receive either Full (10 weeks) or Half Share (five weeks) of beautiful blooms.

Our current delivery day is Tuesday; boxes are ready after 4 p.m. and our drop-sites are:

• Farm (Prior Lake)
• Valley Natural Co-op (Burnsville)
• Mississippi Market (W. 7th, St. Paul)
• Wagners (Bloomington)
• Intelligent Nutrients (Northeast Minneapolis)
• Minnetonka (Private Resident)
• Badger Hill Brewing (Shakopee)

Please check our website for detailed CSA information. We love knowing where our food comes from and how it is grown!

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Growing Lots Urban Farm
Iman Mefleh
2115 Snelling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-987-3648
E-mail: growinglots@gmail.com
Website: www.growinglotsurbanfarm.com

We're a 1-acre farm based on three urban lots in the heart of Minneapolis. We grow using organic practices in permanent raised beds. We aim to grow a diversity of crops, including some less-seen

varieties that thrive in our smaller space. Our members pick up their shares on-site at our main lot in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis (2115 Snelling Ave.), allowing them to enjoy the farm and talk with the farmers.

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Harmony Valley Farm
Andrea Yoder & Richard de Wilde
S3442 Wire Hollow Road
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-483-2143 (ext.2)
E-mail: csa@harmonyvalleyfarm.com
Website: www.harmonyvalleyfarm.com

Harmony Valley Farm reaps the benefits of over 40 years of growing experience from Richard de Wilde, farm founder and co-owner, along with Andrea Yoder. Our farm is located in a spring-fed valley in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. Our produce is distributed throughout our region through our CSA membership and through grocery stores and food co-ops.

We are dedicated to growing the highest quality certified organic produce with experience as our guarantee. Richard and Andrea go above and beyond organics, placing great value on soil fertility and plant nutrition. We utilize a system of cover-cropping and applications of compost and minerals to promote healthy, mineral-balanced soils, which results in vegetables with exceptional flavor and nutrition. We plant and maintain year-round habitat for songbirds, bats, bees and beneficial insects to become our allies in pest control.

We currently deliver CSA shares to members in the Twin Cities area; Madison, Wis.; and our local area. We offer a long delivery season, May through December. Our vegetable share options include Full season, Every-Other-Week, Peak Season and Flex share options. In addition to vegetable shares, we also offer a fruit share featuring outstanding fruit produced by certified organic growers across North America; certified organic, Fair Trade coffee, roasted locally just before delivery; and certified organic, grass-fed Angus beef and pastured pork!

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Hilltop Pastures Family Farm
Sara Austin
26134 Jasmine Drive
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: 507-867-0096
E-mail: farm@hilltoppasturesfamilyfarm.com
Website: www.hilltoppasturesfamilyfarm.com

MEAT and EGG CSA SHARES.

“KNOW YOUR FARMER~KNOW YOUR FOOD”

2017 Is our 6th year providing Minnesota families with our 100% pasture-raised CSA meat and egg subscriptions. Our meat/egg CSA shares are delivered monthly to nine different drop-sites throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area, plus drop-sites in Cannon Falls, Zumbrota, and Rochester, as well as the Midtown Farmers’ Market in Minneapolis.

We are your family’s single source for 100% grass-fed and finished beef, lamb and goat, as well as 100% pasture raised pigs, egg layers, meat chickens and turkeys. At Hilltop Pastures, we believe that if you get to KNOW us then you KNOW your farmer and if you KNOW your farmer you KNOW your food! Join with us today and take a positive step towards changing the world one bite at a time.

We have a variety of different half and whole year CSA subscriptions available from the Basic Bite introductory subscription to the deluxe All American, and everything in between. We even offer the option to create your own CSA share, where you can actually customize your CSA share to be exactly what you want each month. We call it the U PIK’EM subscription and it is extremely popular.

CSA members enjoy the first fruits of our farm and are treated to an annual fall field day complete with lunch on the farm. You’ll also get specials and enjoy discounted purchasing on any additional items you may want to purchase each month.

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Johnson Family Pastures, LLC
Tamara Johnson
1206 State Road 35
Centuria, WI 54824
Phone: 262-354-5737
E-mail: JohnsonFamilyPastures@gmail.com
Website: www.johnsonfamilypastures.org

Located in the St. Croix River Valley, our family humanely raises antibiotic and hormone-free, heritage-breed, and pasture-raised chicken, pork, beef and eggs, along with spray-free vegetables. We offer Pork Shares, Chicken Shares, and Farmers’ Market CSA Shares. Pick-up sites are located in Minneapolis, and Centuria, Wis. All our products are raised with the health of the land, our animals and our customers in mind. We welcome you to become a part of our community farm family.

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Loon Organics
Laura Frerichs
23229 200th St.
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: 320-587-0140
E-mail: loonorganics@hotmail.com
Website: www.loonorganics.com

Celebrating our 12th CSA farming season, we are excited to continue growing food and community at our 40-acre certified organic farm in the Minnesota community of Hutchinson (about 70 miles west of the Twin Cities). Our 2017 CSA shares are a mix of popular standbys and less familiar heritage/heirloom vegetables and herbs. All produce is fresh, pre-washed and certified organic.

Quality produce is our goal. You’ll also receive a weekly CSA Loonletter, chock-full of favorite recipes, produce tidbits and farm news. Two CSA member farm events—a Strawberry Pick and a Fall Harvest Festival—are offered in June and September, respectively. Additional produce for preserving and canning is offered to members at wholesale prices throughout the season, along with the option to extend the season with a Fall CSA Share. We offer full and ½ share sizes. One full share is18 weeks of boxes containing 10-15 different vegetable crops that should be enough for a family of four, or a voracious veggie eatin’ couple. A ½ share is a full box every-other-week, and is great for beginners and dabblers (nine weeks of boxes).

CSA pick-ups are at our farm a few miles west of Hutchinson, and on Thursdays in the West Metro (Victoria, Chanhassen, St. Louis Park and Long Lake) and in the Mill District of Minneapolis. Loon Organics is certified organic by MOSA.

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My Minnesota Farmer
Dean & Jean Braatz
35100 191st Ave.
Montgomery, MN 56069
Phone: 612-245-6271
E-mail: csa@mymnfarmer.com
Website: www.mymnfarmer.com

Looking for a farm that offers more than just vegetables? Enjoy vegetables, apples, herbs, chicken, eggs, turkey, pork, lamb and beef. As your farmers, we strive to offer the best, freshest and most delicious produce around. We offer more than 30 different varieties of vegetables and fruit over an 18-week regular season or a 21-week extended season. We also offer Thanksgiving shares. Our main focus is growing produce that most people know and enjoy. As a CSA member or visitor, you may visit our online store to purchase individual products.

We sell young, tender, tasty, broiler chickens raised on grass and sunshine, grass-fed beef shares, pastured pork, grass-fed lamb and Thanksgiving turkeys as additional ways to feed your family with the utmost confidence that you are eating quality food.

Our farm is situated on 40 acres, 30 miles south of the Twin Cities. We have slowly been growing the farm piece-by-piece, each year growing more food on healthier soils. You’ll benefit from the superior produce harvested from our 14 high tunnels. We are committed to growing our food free of chemicals in a natural and sustainable way and providing that food to you in its freshest, simplest form.

We offer delivery to 18 Twin Cities and outstate locations, or come to the farm where you can bring home any “extras” we’ve been blessed with. We celebrate with farm events and love to show you how we grow your eco-ganic food. Allow us the opportunity to be your farmer.

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Open Farms-Open Arms of Minnesota
Kelly Wilson
2500 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-767-6231
E-mail: kellyw@openarmsmn.org
Website: http://www.openarmsmn.org/csa

Open Farms is an urban farm and CSA run by the nonprofit organization, Open Arms of Minnesota. At Open Arms, we nourish body, mind and soul by preparing and delivering free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses like cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and ALS in the Twin Cities Metro Area. By purchasing a share, you'll not only enjoy healthy eating each week in your own home, but you'll help provide funding for meals for people living with life threatening illnesses.

Open Farms consists of multiple urban sites located in St. Paul and Minneapolis. By turning vacant lots into vibrant gardens, we are transforming underutilized urban spaces into food and providing a platform for discussions around food justice. At the farm, we use organic methods and permaculture principles to work with nature, rather than against it. We use a variety of different growing techniques to maximize efficiency as well as companion planting, crop rotations, cover-cropping and green manure as ways to increase productivity, build healthy soil and reduce pest problems.

Consider eating healthy with us this year and purchase a share from Open Farms. CSA Membership details for 2017 include: 16-18 weeks of produce, beginning mid-June, with a choice of two sizes—full-share or half-share (bi-weekly), weekly recipes, and the option to purchase add-ons. Sign up today at: www.openarmsmn.org/csa.

Pick-up/drop-off: Customers can choose from multiple pick-up locations in Minneapolis (Northeast and South) and St. Paul.

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Pahl Farms
Gary Pahl
6885 160th Street
Apple Valley, MN
Phone: 952-431-4345
E-mail: chrisk@pahls.com
Website: www.pahls.com

Pahl Farms is a 5th generation family owned and operated farm with over 60 years of dedication to being stewards of the land. We are committed to natural and sustainable agriculture practices and are strong advocates of safety for not only the land but also our customers. We are USDA Harmonized, GAP certified. Pahl Farms is located in Apple Valley, Minn.

Pahl Farms’ CSA season runs from mid-June through the end of October and offers three share options: the Teaser Share (feeds one to two), the Standard Share (feeds two to three) and the Family Share (feeds four to five). With each share option, members receive 18 weeks of fresh homegrown produce straight from our fields to your table. We offer over 25 convenient pick-up locations throughout the Twin Cities area. Pahl Farms CSA members stay informed about the happenings on the farm through our weekly CSA newsletter.

There are several things that set the Pahl Farms CSA program apart from other CSA farms. Our unique and exciting Harvest Events give our members access to visit the farm throughout the season. In addition, we provide quality meats and fresh baked breads through our strong partnerships with Von Hanson’s Meats and Great Harvest Bread Company. We also have a mushroom add-on option through Minnesota’s premier cultivator of wild mushrooms, Gentleman Forager! Several times throughout the season members can also expect bonus items such as seasonable fruits, fresh herbs, flowers and more!

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