CSA Farms Delivering to the Twin Cities: A-E

Amador Hill Farm
A Program of the Women’s Environmental Institute
Jacquelyn Zita, Farm Manager
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-583-0705
E-mail: wei@w-e-i.org
Websites: amadorhillfarm.org & w-e-i.org

WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard is a certified organic vegetable and apple farm located in Almelund, Minn. Our farm helps support and serve the educational mission of the Women’s Environmental Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which is committed to agricultural, food and environmental justice. Your CSA share helps support this mission as well as our farmers. Amador Hill produce is organically certified by MOSA.

We offer four different CSA shares: Spring Greens Box (1/2 bushel, April 28-June 2); Full Share CSA (3/4 bushel, June 16-Oct. 20); a 10-Week CSA Flex Box (you select 10 weeks from the full share schedule); and Special November/December Holiday Boxes. We deliver on Fridays to the Twin Cities and have 10 drop sites in the Twin Cities and East Central. CSA pricing, drop-site list, on-line CSA purchasing and payment schedules can be found at amadorhillfarm.org, or call 651-583-0705. You can conveniently purchase your preferred CSA online and we are able to accept EBT/SNAP. Follow us on Facebook (Amador Hill Farm and Orchard).

For residents in the North Branch and Isanti area, check out northcirclefoodhub.com. This is an online ordering service run by the Women’s Environmental Institute, aggregating produce from local organic and sustainable farms in our area to serve our local communities. We deliver customized North Circle boxes on Tuesdays to local drop sites in Chisago and Isanti counties. As part of our mission, we are committed to supporting small-scale local farms, which in turn support our community. Details on the North Circle food hub can be found at northcirclefoodhub.com. For more information, e-mail tacy@w-e-i.org.

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Axdahl’s Garden Farm & Greenhouse
Brian & Leslie Axdahl
7452 Manning Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-439-3134
E-mail: info@axdahlfarms.com
Website: www.axdahlfarms.com

Axdahl’s Garden Farm and Greenhouse, a family owned and operated farm, is situated along the St. Croix River in Stillwater, Minn. Our farm market is located at 7452 Manning Avenue North in Stillwater. We practice sustainable farming, are long-time members of the Land Stewardship Project and highly involved with the NRCS’s Conservation Stewardship Program.

We strive to protect the land and the bounty it provides. Our reward is soil rich in natural nutrients that provides mouth-watering produce. We are experienced growers and have been providing safe, pesticide-free produce to local distributors, restaurants, grocery stores and the local community for several decades.

Eighteen weekly shares will begin in mid-June with fresh herbs and lettuces and other greenhouse/high tunnel grown produce. Summer veggies include snap peas, sweet corn, green beans, zucchini and yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers and more. Fall brings pumpkins, winter squash, Brussels sprouts and more. Our CSA members enjoy the last few weeks of the program picking out their own fall produce and decorations at our farm market.

Weekly pick-up locations will be available at our farm market in Stillwater, at the River Market Co-op in Stillwater, the Lake Elmo Inn, Fresh and Natural Foods in Hudson, all metro Lunds and Byerlys locations and at select centralized locations in the Twin Cities for groups of 20 members or more by request. Visit our website at www.axdahlfarms.com for details and to sign up now.

For our CSA members, we will provide a membership card that offers a 15 percent discount for full-share members and a 10 percent discount for half-share members on any regular priced product that we have at the farm market in Stillwater, April-December. CSA members will also share in our bounties when we have extra sweet corn and/or other goodies.

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Big River Farms
Lebo Moore
14220-B Ostlund Trail North
Marine on Saint Croix, MN 55047
Phone: 651-433-3676
E-mail: produce@mnfoodassociation.org
Website: http://mnfoodassociation.org/our-csa

Big River Farms is a certified organic vegetable farm located in Marine on St. Croix, Minn. We have many unique features that set it apart from other CSAs in the Twin Cities:

• We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. Big River Farms is operated by the nonprofit Minnesota Food Association (MFA) to provide a guaranteed market for farmers in our training program. Minnesota Food Association's mission is to build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic and environmental justice through education, training and partnerships.

• Our produce is certified organic.

• Your CSA membership supports multiple farmers. Big River Farms is a local food hub: we share our resources to help small-scale farmers succeed in ways they wouldn’t be able to on their own.

• Big River farmers come from highly diverse backgrounds, including many immigrants and refugees. On any given day, you’ll meet farmers from 10 different countries while walking through our fields!

• We offer full- and half-shares of your favorite vegetables, in addition to traditional and ethnic food crops grown by our farmers, weekly recipes, seasonal farm open houses and youth and family educational programming.

• Join us as we invest in the future of agriculture and the future satisfaction of your appetite!

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• Blackbrook Farm
James & Ayla Dodge
1150 35th Ave.
Amery, WI 54001
Phone: 828-702-0444
E-mail: blackbrook.farm.llc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.blackbrookfarmstead.com

Blackbrook Farm is a certified organic diversified family farm. We grow 20 acres of vegetables for a 250-member CSA, one Minneapolis farmers' market and wholesale through two farmers' cooperatives. Our farm is located 60 miles outside of the Twin Cities in Amery, Wis. Our 140-acre farm is home to 30 pasture-raised heritage breed hogs, 200 laying hens and 200+ Freedom Ranger meat birds.

As organic farmers, our practices include using cover crops, green manures, crop rotations and animal manures. We never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We believe strongly in building our soils for the generations to come.

With our CSA, we offer full- and half-share options to our members. Our boxes are packed full all season, starting in mid-June and running through mid-October. We grow over 60 crops that include everything from tomatoes and potatoes and fresh herbs to carrots, spinach, broccoli, strawberries and sweet corn. For the 2017 season, our add-on options include Egg Shares and Mushroom Shares. In the summer, we will start our sign-up for Meat Chicken Shares and fall Pork Shares.

We deliver our CSA boxes on Thursdays to 20 Twin Cities and surrounding area locations (you can find this information on our website under our CSA information) and also offer on-farm pickup as well as two western Wisconsin drop-sites. In addition to your produce, you will receive a weekly e-newsletter with updates from the farm, pictures, recipes, the contents of the box and what is to come the following week.

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Bootstrap Urban Farm
Eve & Jon
4326 5th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612-333-1805
E-mail: bootstrapurbanfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.bootstrapurbanfarm.com

We grow in various urban lots and backyards in Minneapolis, and on one acre 60 miles outside of the Twin Cities. 2017 is our 6th year as a small-scale CSA. Our growing methods are resilience-based, sustainable and organic. By incorporating permaculture and polyculture plantings in all of our gardens, we revitalize and replenish the land that we cultivate. We also work to create habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects throughout our gardens.

Our CSA shares are distributed every-other-week from mid-June to mid-October. Each bi-weekly share consists of a ¾ bushel box full of mindfully cultivated vegetables and herbs, with a farm newsletter including photos and recipes. You can choose from Wednesday or Saturday pick-up at our home in South Minneapolis.

In order to contribute healthy food access to people from all economic backgrounds, our vegetable shares are available through sliding scale prices relative to your income level. Herbal medicine is part of our focus and we also offer Community Supported Herbalism shares. These herb shares include four seasonal baskets of herbal preparations: teas, tinctures, salves and more.

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Burning River Farm
Michael Noreen
1125 Clam Falls Dr.
Frederic, WI 54837
Phone: 715-653-2245
E-mail: Farmer@burningriverfarm.com
Website: www.burningriverfarm.com

Burning River Farm has been growing for our CSA members since 2007. Our goal is to grow the best tasting produce available anywhere. We have always used ecological, chemical-free methods with a focus on soil- building and strive to play an active role in strengthening a local, sustainable food system. We are Certified Naturally Grown (the grassroots alternative to USDA Organic). We grow 40+ kinds and 100+ varieties of veggie favorites to provide our members with great flavor and value.

Our delivery season runs an average of 18 weeks from early June until mid-October. Deliveries are made every Thursday to pick-up sites throughout the Twin Cities and Metro area. We have three share sizes available to meet your veggie needs. More information on drop-sites and share sizes is available on the farm website. Deliveries include a newsletter with stories from the field and a rundown of the week’s offerings and recipes.

We also have Farmers’ Market Shares available for the Minneapolis area. This is a farmers’ market-based choose-your-own option. Please see the farm website for more information.

In addition to recipes we provide, we are also teamed up with Local Thyme CSA recipe service. You’ll have free access to the Local Thyme website, full of hundreds of delicious recipes.

Feel free to contact the farm with any questions.

Employment Opportunities Available
Full-time and part-time employment available. Full-time seasonal employment includes housing, valuable on-the-job training, decent pay and a year-end bonus.

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Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat
Christina Beck
PO Box 668
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-4048
E-mail: csa@buttermilkcsa.com
Website: http://www.buttermilkcsa.com

Buttermilk Falls CSA is a project of the 501(c)(3) Philadelphia Community Farm in Osceola, Wis. PCF is an education and conservation organization that has been serving the St. Croix River Valley for more than a quarter-century. Each share purchased supports youth and adult farm and nature-based programming, therapeutic retreat opportunities, biodynamic agricultural production and earth-centered land stewardship.

Between June and October, receive 18 weekly half- or full-shares of seasonal produce grown using biodynamic principles. They can be delivered right to your home or to a drop-site (Blooma on Selby, Como, Kingfield, Powderhorn, Longfellow, Northeast, Stillwater, or at the farm). Optional Spring shares, Flower shares and maple syrup available. Members gain free access to our beautiful farmstead, complete with hiking trails along the St. Croix River and to our namesake 40-foot waterfall, a freshwater spring and exploration of surrounding forest and restored prairies, visits to our family-friendly barnyard, seasonal festivals in June and September and endless opportunities to lend a hand in the garden and share a meal with the farmers.

Connect to the roots of the Community Supported Agriculture movement.

Let us grow for you!

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Cimarron Youth Farm
Ann DeLaVergne
Lake Elmo Rd.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone: 651-329-0125
E-mail: ann@ourcommunityfoodprojects.com
Website: www.cimarronyouthfarm.com

Cimarron Youth Farm CSA is a farm program established by Our Community Food Projects to support access to healthy local food in low-income communities in Washington County.

At the Cimarron Mobile home community, OCFP operates a half-acre farm supporting a CSA, Market Stand children’s garden, resident community garden and a youth farm job training program. Income from our CSA and our Market Stand help support youth and senior workers who live in the Cimarron.

Our CSA is small — 15 members only. Vegetable shares weigh 15 to 20 pounds and are delivered from 12-14 weeks. Flower shares are offered for eight weeks. We do not split shares; we encourage members to preserve what they can't use each week, or share a membership or produce with family, friends and neighbors. Drop-offs are at River Market Co-op in downtown Stillwater or at Cimarron Farm in Lake Elmo. Drop-off arrangements can be made for three or more shares in communities who wish to sign-up together.

We invite members to volunteer at the farm and market stand and children are always welcome. Our Market Stand opens mid-June and is open to the everyone. EBT is accepted and produce is priced for affordability to increase access to local food. To learn more about Our Community Food Projects and to sign up for our CSA visit www.cimarronyouthfarm.com or call Ann at 651-329-0125.

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CityKid Farm-Urban Ventures
Mark-Peter Lundquist
2841 5th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-638-1016
E-mail: markpeterlundquist@urbanventures.org
Website: https://urbanventures.org/citykid-farms

CityKid Farm is an urban farm and CSA that empowers youth through farming, while nourishing personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Our farm is located in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis along the Midtown Greenway at E. 29th St. and 5th Ave. South.

CityKid Farm offers both full- and half-shares spanning 16 weeks. CityKid Farm also offers Sponsored Shares.

Our farm is unique, as it emphasizes ensuring all members of the community have access to fresh produce. Sponsored Shares are designed to enable low-income families to receive the nutritious produce everyone needs. Purchase a sponsored share through CityKid Farm and the produce will go directly to support a neighborhood family.

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Clover Bee Farm
Andrew & Margo Hanson-Pierre
N8806 600th St.
River Falls, WI
Phone: 952-261-3312
E-mail: cloverbeefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.cloverbeefarm.com

Clover Bee Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm just outside of River Falls, Wis., managed by Margo and Andrew Hanson-Pierre.

They rent land and manage a 40-member CSA. Margo and Andrew deeply care for the land, nature, and the people they have the opportunity to feed. Their CSA is a 16-week subscription with an option for two fall crop boxes in late October and early November. Full-shares are weekly and half-shares are a bi-weekly delivery of vegetables at multiple locations in western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities area.

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Common Harvest Farm
Dan Guenthner & Margaret Pennings
212 - 280th Street
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-2831
E-mail: commonharvestfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.commonharvestfarm.com

2017 marks our 28th season as a CSA. Our farm grew out of a vision of an urban-based peace and justice community that was seeking greater connections to the land by working to create a model of sustainability. We are located six miles south of Osceola, Wis., along the bluffs of the St. Croix River (approximately 50 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul). As a farm community, we continue to look for ways to nourish ourselves both physically and spiritually through working with nature.

We grow 40+ different vegetables and herbs with an emphasis on the traditional favorites of green beans, peppers, tomatoes, onions and carrots. We typically deliver for a 19-week season, beginning the middle of June and ending in mid-October. In addition to our regular vegetable share, we offer a limited number of half-shares, a fruit share and an extended season share with deliveries in November and December.

We have drop-sites in 14 Twin Cities locations, including Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, South Minneapolis, the Seward and Longfellow Neighborhoods, and the Merriam Park and St. Anthony Neighborhoods of St. Paul. We have a fall gathering each year and our members are welcome to visit the farm at any time.

Our members often tell us that their participation in the farm is something that gives them hope. Consider joining us in eating well this season.

Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities
Internships available that include room, board and a stipend.

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Community Homestead
Christine Elmquist
501 280th St.
Osceola WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-3038
E-mail: garden@communityhomestead.org
Website: www.communityhomestead.org

Sustaining land and people since 1995. We are a MOSA-certified organic CSA farm, garden and orchard, providing high-quality vegetables and herbs, as well as therapeutic, social and vocational opportunities for our developmentally challenged residents. All proceeds directly sustain this nonprofit intentional community of six households.

Several options are available. Twenty weekly boxes are delivered from June-October. Boxes come in three sizes: “family,” “couple,” and “single.” Winter shares are also available (four deliveries every-other-week, November-December) as well as options including bread, cookies, pickles, jam and fruit, and separate meat shares. Everything is grown, baked and prepared right here on the farm by teams of people with diverse abilities.

Deliveries are made to 12 sites in the Twin Cities Metro Area: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Golden Valley, Maplewood, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, Stillwater, Hudson and Osceola. No work or driving required. We love visitors and you are welcome to visit our organic dairy farm, gardens and community. Several festive events are planned throughout the year.

Community Homestead is a lively community of about 40 people. Families live together with adults with developmental challenges. Rhythm, reliability and self-esteem are stressed in all our activities. There is an important place for everyone. All members are volunteers, receiving room and board and sharing a healthy lifestyle. Seasonal or long-term volunteers accepted.

Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities
Year-long and summer volunteer internships available.

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Costa Farm & Greenhouse
Ron & Karin Costa
9411 Dellwood Rd.
White Bear Lake, MN
Phone: 651-653-1269
E-mail: info@costafarm.com
Website: www.costafarm.com

Costa Farm is a family-owned farm that has been in business for 103 years! We’ve been successfully growing the finest quality, non-GMO vegetables for three generations. We are located on scenic Highway 96, between White Bear Lake and Stillwater. We supply restaurants, grocery stores, wholesale distributors and many farmers’ markets with our well-known fresh produce. Our CSA program has been very successful and we are entering our third year.

Over 100 acres of produce is grown on our farm. Our produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed protection and drip irrigation. Cultivation and hand hoeing is performed, in addition to the plastic mulch, and is our primary form of weed control vs. using chemicals. We are very conscious of our pollinators and are good stewards of the land.

We are Food Safety Certified by the USDA, which is a very thorough auditing process through which we must pass inspections for everything from water quality, worker health, hygiene and safety, to equipment functionality, packing area cleanliness, storage and transportation safety. We have a traceability program as well as a pest control program in place. We do not fertilize with manure for safety concerns.

Our CSA program provides the community direct access to flavorful, high-quality, nutrient-dense, "fresh from the farm" produce—grown locally with care. We have drop-sites in the Twin Cities Metro Area, including: White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Circle Pines, Little Canada, Roseville, Hugo, Mahtomedi, St. Paul, Lino Lakes, Minneapolis, Woodbury and at our farm. You may create your own group (at least five people) and we will deliver to you!

We grow over 30 different varieties of fresh vegetables and herbs to incorporate into our bountiful CSA boxes. Each week varies with in-season produce. We grow lettuces, kales, peppers (many varieties—hot and sweet), sweet corn, radish, beets, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, parsley, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, squash, green beans, kohlrabi, potatoes, cauliflower, bok choy and leeks. We offer a half-share (half-bushel), which feeds two-to-four people, and a full-share (full-bushel), which feeds four to six people. Our CSA runs for 16 weeks from June to October.

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Country Taste Farm
Peter E. Clay
36463 Blackfoot ST. NW
Cambridge, MN
Phone: 763-689-5727
E-mail: claypcfarm@q.com
Website: www.countrytastefarm.com

Country Taste Farm CSA, has been serving central Minnesota for seven years. The fruits and vegetables we grow express our most basic values: to provide naturally grown, nutrient-rich, exceptionally tasty, environmentally-friendly foods.

Country Taste Farm uses Integrated Pest Management. Our produce is grown in fields and high tunnels. Produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed protection and drip irrigation. We have four high tunnels (totaling 9,210-square-feet); high tunnels protect the plants from frost, hail and cool weather to give a longer growing season. We continue to build our soil using a base of natural turkey fertilizer to increase soil organic matter and microbial activity. Then we add the missing elements to the soil to help us grown farm fresh, locally grown, nutritionally-dense, tasty fruits and Vegetables. We have over 7 acres under cultivation.

2017 CSA membership include 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of three sizes: ¼ Share (¼ bushel) ½ Share (1/2 bushel), and Full Share (1 bushel). Farm pick-up is Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Deliveries: Cambridge to Blaine, Tues. 12 p.m.-2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10); Dalbo/St. Francis to Anoka, Thursday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10). Pick-up at Isanti Family Farmers’ Market Fridays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Some of the fruits and vegetables we provide include: apples, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, garlic, herbs, lettuce, melons, onions, peapods, peppers sweet and hot, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, rutabagas, spinach, strawberries, sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and zucchini.

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Dancing Gnome Farm
Lauren Barry
N2870 Anker Lane
Stockholm, WI 54769
Phone: 612-270-7237
E-mail: dancinggnomefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.dancinggnomefarm.com

Dancing Gnome Farm is a small farm nestled on the blufftop outside Stockholm, Wis. We grow a splendid array of over 40 types of vegetables (over 200 varieties in all!) — all grown with care and without chemicals. We also raise pastured laying hens and pastured pigs.

Our CSA boxes are an overflowing 1/2-bushel box that is full of everything the season has to offer—from favorites like carrots and salad greens to some fun twists like edamame, pointed cabbages, and popcorn. Choose a weekly or bi-weekly box, or try our Market Credit Share to pick out your own produce each week. Members may also add an Egg Share to get a weekly dose of farm fresh eggs!

Other membership options include a Fall Storage Box, loaded with veggies that will last you into the winter. Pastured pork is also available by the whole- or half -hog.

Pick-up is Saturday mornings at the Hopkins Farmers’ Market. We also offer delivery to Wabasha, Minn. Check our website for the latest drop-site options.

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Driftless Organics
Josh & Noah Engel
52450 McManus Road
Soldiers Grove, WI
Phone: 608-624-3735
E-mail: csainfo@driftlessorganics.com
Website: www.driftlessorganics.com

In 1993, at the sprightly ages of 11- and 9-years-old, we — Josh and Noah Engel — had a vision of building a sustainable AND successful organic farm, renowned for producing high-quality goods. With the help of our dedicated crew, we are well on our way to achieving that goal.

Join us, from the beginning of June until the middle of October, for a CSA season you are sure to never forget. Our boxes are chock-full of those vegetable goodies that you just cannot get enough of such as sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet peas and broccoli—plus much, much more!

This year we are excited to offer organic sunflower oil shares, organic grass-fed beef packs and a few different season extension options that last into the new year. All of this, plus a newsletter with recipes and stories from the farm, and a fall harvest party to boot; does it get any better than that?

Starting in June, we offer every-week shares (20 boxes) or every-other-week shares (10 boxes) and we are excited to offer SEVEN pick-up sites in the Twin Cities area. Sign up today at: www.driftlessorganics.csasignup.com.

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Earth Dance Farm
Norm Gross
27842 141 Avenue
Spring Valley, MN 55975
Phone: 507-378-4252
E-mail: norm.the.farmer@gmail.com
Website: www.earthdancefarm.net

Earth Dance Farm is a vibrant community farm located in the beautiful bluff country of southeastern Minnesota. We grow exclusively for our 200+ CSA members on 25 acres of tillable land. We offer a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and honey in three different size options. We also have a spring share, a fall share and an egg share available to our members.

Our share boxes are delivered to Austin, Rochester, St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursdays during our 18-week summer program — we have over 20 drop locations in the Twin Cities area! Although we are not certified organic, we follow all organic practices and beyond. Team Earth Dance would love to grow for you this season. Please do not hesitate to e-mail, call, or visit us at any time.

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