CSA Farmers: Want Your Farm Listed in the 2022 Directory?
The deadline for farm submissions is Jan. 20, 2022. Click here to submit a listing.
The deadline for farm submissions is Jan. 20, 2022. Click here to submit a listing.
At their most fundamental level, CSA farms provide a weekly delivery of sustainably produced food to consumers during the growing season (approximately June to October). Those consumers, in turn, pay a subscription fee. But CSA consumers don’t so much “buy” food from particular farms as become “members” of those farms. CSA operations provide more than just food; they offer ways for eaters to become involved in the ecological and human community that supports the farm.
The farms listed in this directory have paid a fee to the Land Stewardship Project to be included. The Land Stewardship Project is not a certification agency for Community Supported Agriculture farms and does not guarantee customer satisfaction.
Please keep in mind that while membership in a CSA farm means sharing in the bounty of the season, it also means sharing in the risks. At times, raising food in the Upper Midwest can be made quite challenging by inclement weather, pest infestations and other factors beyond the farmers’ control. We encourage you to contact the farms directly and ask questions to determine what best fits with your needs, lifestyle and schedule. We recommend reading the “Selecting a CSA Farm” and “Questions to Ask a CSA Farmer” guides below before beginning your search for a CSA operation that fits you best.
Good luck as you take that first step into an exciting sector of our food system!
It is often difficult to choose which CSA farm to join. While membership in a CSA farm includes a weekly share of fresh produce (and increasingly, meat and other products), other factors may vary from farm-to-farm. You may want to refer to this list* when choosing a farm:
*Ideas and wording used for this list taken from FairShare Community Supported Agriculture.
As the number of CSA farms has grown in the region over the years, eaters interested in knowing the faces behind their food have been offered more choices than ever. However, increased choice can bring with it some challenges. How do you choose the farm that best fits your needs and is most likely to provide a satisfying experience?
Below are a few questions that should be asked of any farmer you are considering entering into a CSA relationship with. Potential CSA members should not be shy about asking such questions — and a good CSA farmer should be forthcoming with answers. After all, this is about creating a trusting relationship built on good food, good stewardship and good friendships.
Amador Hill Farm and Orchard is a certified organic vegetable and apple farm and a program of the Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI). Our farm is located in Almelund, Minn., and helps support and serve WEI’s educational mission. WEI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to agricultural, food, and environmental justice.
Becoming a CSA member helps support this mission by supporting the demonstration farm and educational programs. We offer three seasonal CSAs: Spring Greens (April 30th-June 4th), Peak Summer Gourmet (July 9-Aug. 27), and Autumn Bounty (Sept. 17-Oct. 22). We deliver all of our CSA shares on Fridays to drop-sites in the Twin Cities, North Branch, and Wyoming. CSA members get special invitations to the farm and are invited to become a part of the farm community. Workshare options, CSA pricing, drop-site list, and EBT/SNAP options can be found at the Amador Hill Farm website or by calling 651-583-0705.
For residents in the North Branch, Taylors Falls, and Cambridge area, check out the North Circle online website (www.northcircleonline.org); this is an east-central Minnesota online farmers’ market which is another program of the Women’s Environmental Institute. The online market runs from June to October, providing a virtual market representing 12 different local farms committed to sustainable and organically certified farming practices.
We also grow farmers, gardeners, and others looking for sustainability, as well as environmental and farm-related classes. Check out our education program — Down to Earth: Sustainability and Justice Education.
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, highly involved with the NRCS’s Conservation Stewardship Program, and our operation is a Minnesota Water Quality Certified Farm.
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.
We have had a CSA program for many years. Over these years we have learned that flexibility is very important. The year 2021 marks the third year of our flexible CSA program. Our Flex CSA Program offers the following benefits:
• Partnership with Axdahl Farms, your local farm.
• Expanded time period to enjoy local produce. You’re not limited to just 18 weeks!
• Flexibility to get the quantities and varieties of produce that fit your needs and schedule. No set time or day to pick up a box!
• Ability to include flowering plants, veggies, herbs and more for your own personal gardens.
• Knowledge of where your food comes from.
• Ensuring the success of a local farm and the families we employ.
• Strengthening our local economy by keeping food dollars here.
• Sharing in the rewarding experience of being connected with your food, the land, and the farmer.
When you sign-up, you’ll receive a prepaid gift card good for everything we offer at our farm market in Stillwater, including our delicious seasonal produce. CSA members will also share in our bounties when we have extra sweet corn and/or other goodies.
Weather permitting, May starts out our season with asparagus, fresh herbs and lettuces as well as other greenhouse/high tunnel grown produce. April and May means bedding plants, and veggie and herb plants. Summer veggies include sweet corn, green beans, zucchini, and yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and more. Fall brings pumpkins (including our Pick-Your-Own Patch!), winter squash, Brussels sprouts and more. The Christmas season becomes a winter wonderland at Axdahl’s. You can use your CSA membership card for fresh cut trees, garland, custom decorated wreaths, and other holiday décor.
Visit our website at www.axdahlfarms.com for details and to sign up now.
Big River Farms is a certified organic food hub, operated by The Food Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to build a sustainable food system based on social, economic, and environmental justice through education, training, and partnerships. We aggregate produce grown by beginning farmers who have historically faced discrimination and are enrolled in our land-based farmer education program. As a CSA member, you’ll support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) and New American (immigrant and refugee) farmers and our food justice mission.
Our CSA operates 18 weeks from mid-June through mid-October. We offer fully customizable CSA shares of certified organic vegetables in two sizes: full shares (¾ bushel) and half shares (½ bushel). These veggie shares are both delivered once a week over the 18-week CSA season. Half shares contain 5-7 different produce items each week, suitable for 1-2 people, while full shares contain 10-12 items, suitable for 3-5 people.
We also offer two types of certified organic, locally grown fruit shares sourced from two farm partners in nearby Wisconsin and Minnesota. Fruit shares can be purchased separately, or as add-on options during the CSA sign-up process. Subsidized shares for EBT-SNAP customers are also available through our partnership with FairShare CSA Coalition (up to 50% off the total cost).
We make CSA deliveries once-a-week on Wednesdays to the drop-site of your choice in and around the Twin Cities Metro, including 14 different locations throughout Minneapolis, Saint Paul, New Hope, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, and Marine on St. Croix.
Additional drop-site information, CSA pricing, and online purchase and payment options (such as monthly installments and EBT/SNAP), can be found at: https://www.harvie.farm/profile/big-river-farms.
Blackbrook Farm is a certified organic diversified family farm. We grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit for a 100-member CSA and local farm-to-table restaurants. We also raise pastured heritage-bred hogs, a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle and certified organic meat chickens! Our 140-acre farm is located 60 miles outside of the Twin Cities in Amery, Wis.
As organic farmers, our practices include using cover crops, green manures, crop rotations, and animal manures. We never use chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides. We believe strongly in building our soils for the generations to come.
We offer a Customized CSA for both our Summer and Fall Shares. When you sign-up for a CSA with our farm, we will create a customized box based on your preferences. You will be able to view, change, swap and add products for others that are available. For example, don’t like eggplant? You can give it a low score and never see an eggplant in your box. Love carrots? You can swap more for a different crop you don’t want or also add-on more to your order.
We offer full- and half-share options to our members. Our boxes start in mid-June and run weekly or bi-weekly for 16 weeks. Our Fall Share is a 2- or 4-week share extension. We grow many crops, including everything from tomatoes and potatoes and fresh herbs to carrots, spinach, broccoli, strawberries, and sweet corn. We also offer a locally-grown and harvested Mushroom Share add-on and weekly pastured pork, organic chicken, and grass-fed beef, as well as local honey add-ons.
We deliver our CSA boxes on Thursdays to many Twin Cities and surrounding area locations, including Stillwater and western Wisconsin (you can find this information on our website under our CSA information) and also offer on-farm pickup. 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.
Find the 2021 sign-up form and what our CSA is all about at http://blackbrookfarmstead.com/signup.
For 2021, we will be focusing once again on our Farmers’ Market CSA Shares. Like a traditional CSA share, our members pay ahead for their season’s vegetables. Unlike a traditional box share, instead of a pre-packed box, our members attend the farmers’ market when they choose, and take home only the vegetables that they choose. This works with a prepaid account with the farm which come in three amounts. With each level, our members receive an additional value to their share. If you do not attend the market any given week, then no value is lost on your account. To boot, any unused credit rolls over to the following season! Members receive a weekly newsletter with recipes, specials, and complimentary herbs.
We attend three markets in Minneapolis on Saturdays: Mill City Farmers’ Market (Downtown Minneapolis), Northeast Minneapolis Farmers’ Market, and the Midtown Farmers’ Market (South Minneapolis). On Sunday mornings, we attend the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market (Downtown Saint Paul). To see what we grow, when it is available, and our market price list, please visit the farm website.
Since 2006, Burning River Farm has been growing delicious, chemical free vegetables for our members and customers. With an extensive cover crop rotation, no plastic mulches, and no chemicals used, we grow your produce with your health and the health of the soil as a priority.
See you at the market!
Buttermilk Falls CSA has operated on land in conservation for over 30 years of chemical-free growing using open-pollinated seeds. CSA memberships support our nonprofit, which features nature-based programs, life-sharing in a multigenerational, multi-abled community, therapeutic and artistic retreats, and residencies centering BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. Buttermilk CSA share boxes, grown using biodynamic practices, contain a mix of all the basics, along with a few specialty items such as watercress and strawberries.
Share Options Include:
A visit to our folk school and farmland is encouraged as we offer retreats and artistic experiences. Explore the surrounding forest, restored native prairie, waterfall, labyrinth and natural spring. (Non-electric cabin(s) and camping (HipCamp) available on-site.)
Clover Bee Farm is a 3-acre farm run by Margo and Andrew Hanson-Pierre. We try to keep as much diversity on the farm as possible to promote healthy insect populations for pollinators and beneficials, while minimizing pest insects. We are very conscious about how we impact the land and that drives how we practice farming.
We’re fascinated by nature and how many different vegetable varieties there are and we share that fascination with our members and market customers through our very diverse and unique array of vegetables.
Costa Produce Farm, in business for 101 years, has the growing experience that speaks volumes in our CSA boxes. Beautiful, fresh, nutrient-dense, sustainably grown produce, harvested with food safety measures in mind. Being good stewards of the land, Costa Farm uses organic chemistry if needed, crop rotation for healthier soil, a raised bed mulch system to reduce water usage and to foster the healthiest plants that give our members the finest produce. Located near White Bear Lake, Costa’s has maintained the highest level of food safety certification for the past 8 years. We offer a very diverse produce lineup, over 40 different veggies, herbs, and fruits included throughout the 14-week program.
Our boxes are plentiful and reasonably priced to feed your family. We offer dozens of pickup locations in the Twin Cities area. Mini, Half and Full shares available for any size family. We send our members a weekly e-mailed letter to help with meal planning and include recipes. We would love to have you as a member! Sign up or get more information at costacsa.com.
Country Taste Farm CSA has been serving central Minnesota for 11 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 and SaniDate 5.0 produce Wash & Disinfectant. Most food-borne illnesses are caused by E. coli, listeria, and salmonella. SaniDate has been proven to reduce 99.9% of these pathogens. Produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed protection and drip irrigation. We have 4 high tunnels: 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 grow farm-fresh, nutritionally-dense, tasty fruits, and vegetables. We have 7 acres under cultivation.
2021 CSA membership includes 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of 2 sizes: ¼ Share (¼ bushel) and ½ Share (½ bushel). Farm pick-up Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Deliveries: Cambridge to Blaine, Tuesday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy 10); Dalbo to Anoka, Thursday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10). On-farm store open to public Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Some of the fruits and vegetables we provide include: apples, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, garlic, lettuce, melons, onions, pea pods, peppers (sweet and hot), potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, strawberries, sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and zucchini.
Dancing Gnome Farm is a certified organic farm nestled in the bluffs outside Wabasha, Minn. We grow a splendid array of over 40 types of vegetables (300+ varieties!) and raise pastured laying hens. Our CSA boxes are a ½ bushel box packed with everything the season has to offer, from staples like carrots and salad greens to some of our favorites like edamame, pointed cabbages, and popcorn.
Membership options include:
Find pricing and details at www.dancinggnomefarm.com.
Dancing the Land Farm is a non-certified, beyond organic/no-till, small family farm on Ojibwe and Dakota lands in central Minnesota with a deep commitment to growing beautiful and vital food, flowers, and heritage proteins with an ethic that protects our soil, water, and the world our grandchildren will inherit. Our CSA is an intimately seasonal journey through the phenomenally diverse and delicious offerings of an expertly-tended Minnesota garden row. Plus each CSA member also receives our beloved weekly newsletter full of recipes, photos, and the thoughtful verses of a farmer in love with the land and the profession of feeding people.
We offer quite a few pick-up locations across the Twin Cities Metro and the Saint Cloud area, and are open to adding more if folks don’t see one that suits them. All food should be this beautiful.
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 (you can check out our drop-off locations here)! 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.
Farm Farm CSA is a chemical-free produce farm that was founded in 2011. We provide shares to over 200 members from early June to the end of December. CSA is the backbone of our farm and our members receive the best produce that we grow. With over 1/5 of an acre of greenhouses and high tunnels, we are able to grow produce extra early and extra late in the season, resulting in each delivery having a great variety of high-quality produce.
Every effort is taken to ensure that our soils are well balanced with high fertility so your food is as nutrient-dense as possible. With only 2 acres in production, we rely on intensive and human scaled production techniques. In order to maintain high quality, biologically active soils, we employ no-till practices, compost is used to meet much of the fertility needs of the farm, and we never ever use chemicals!
We have Full Shares and Half Shares available for both the summer and winter season for a total of 26 weeks of CSA. Our pick-up locations are in Minneapolis (E .Lake Dogwood Coffee Co., Seward Friendship Co-op), Minnetonka (Lakewinds Co-op), Long Lake (Harvest Moon Co-op), Delano (Lupine Brewery), Buffalo (Abundant Kitchen), and Princeton (at the farm).
Featherstone has been a certified organic (MOSA) CSA farm for 25 years. We’re located in southeastern Minnesota, between Winona and Lanesboro, and we grow our crops on 130 acres of rich farmland.
We deliver some of the only customized CSA shares in Minnesota — made just for you — to over 25 drop-sites throughout the Twin Cities, as well as in Rochester, La Crosse, and Winona. Our sites include all the Twin Cities food co-ops and metro Whole Foods Markets, as well as cafes such as Dunn Bros, Common Roots, Smith Coffee, and Birchwood. A full listing of our sites can be found at www.featherstonefarm.com.
When you join our farm, you get a chance to rank everything we grow on a scale from one (don’t like it at all) to five (love it). Each week, we’ll make the perfect box for you, never sending you any veggies you dislike and always optimizing the types of veggies you love. You’ll also get a chance to review and make swaps to your box before we pack it, ensuring that you’ll get exactly what you’d like each week.
We offer a customized Summer (18 weeks) and Winter (9 weeks) program, with delivery mid-June through March; our Summer Share offers a full and half-share option. We also offer vacation holds and makeup boxes for your busy schedule.
Our shareholders stay connected to our farm via our weekly newsletters and our social media posts. We also hold an annual CSA Strawberry Social in June (TBD this year due to COVID). Please visit www.featherstonefarm.comfor details.
Fireweed is a chemical-free flower farm and design studio. We offer a 10-week bouquet CSA subscription during the summer, in the Northfield area. We also design for weddings and events year-round, using farm-grown and locally foraged materials when in season. While the farm is closed to the public, we do host occasional on-farm workshops.
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 in our 13th year of growing, run by head farmer Tim “Red” Kirkman and Nina Healy Kirkman. Our two boys (ages 6 and 9) help with berry 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 gooseberries, for our CSA members. We also have young plantings of apples, aronia berries, honeyberries, and currants that will be available as soon as they reach bearing age.
Our CSA offers the bounty of the season for 18 weeks, garden-fresh recipes, stories of our triumphs and travails, and a connection to the food on your plate with open houses in July and August and a harvest celebration in September.
Tuesday delivery: downtown Hopkins; Honey & Rye Bakehouse in St. Louis Park; 49th Street and Lyndale in Minneapolis (Tangletown); Richfield Lakewinds; and Chanhassen Lakewinds. Thursday delivery: downtown Excelsior; People’s Organic Cafe in Eden Prairie; downtown Chaska; Victoria; and Waconia. We offer full-shares (¾ bushel) and half-shares (½ bushel). Deliveries start in mid-June and run until mid-October. Canning shares and a Fall season extension may also be available, weather permitting.
Foxtail Farm is a MOSA certified organic farm. We offer SPRING and FALL CSA shares. We are the farm you can go to before your Summer CSA begins and after it ends. Our hope is to provide a CSA that extends the enjoyment of farm fresh produce longer throughout the year. This 2021 season continues big changes at our farm as we continue to implement no-till practices and switch to a more human-powered model.
It is our hope to continue to foster a whole farm ecosystem that not only produces high quality food, but regenerates the soil web and biodiversity of plant and animal life. At Foxtail Farm we firmly believe in the power of food to transform communities through connection to each other and our natural world. We hope to continue to build community and work for a world we can ALL be happy and healthy in. Come join us! We’re located in the St. Croix River Valley near Osceola, Wis., about 50 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities, with delivery to both areas.
Delivered every-other-Thursday from April through May (five boxes total). Fresh produce including lots of greens! Also lettuce, kale, radishes, salad turnips, microgreens, napa, baby beets, kohlrabi, basil, arugula, green onions… some storage crops like potatoes, onions and carrots…and whatever else we can grow in our 6 field tunnels!
Delivered every-other-Thursday from October to December (five boxes total). Storage crops like carrots, cabbages, potatoes, onions, and beets. Value-added products like pesto, apple sauce, frozen veggies. Spinach, radish, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale from the field. Greens from our field tunnels as long as we can grow them!
Why join Fresh Earth Farms?
• Truly Local: We are located in the Twin Cities just 20 minutes from downtown Saint 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 re-sell 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.
• Money Back Guarantee: We are so confident you will enjoy our deliciously fresh vegetables that we offer a full money back guarantee. See our website for details.
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 teenaged 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 communities. Produce is also provided to the Mound Westonka food shelf and STEP in Saint Louis Park.
The season runs for 18 weeks from mid-June to mid-October. Two share types are available. Traditional CSA Shares feed 3-4 and are picked up market-style at the farm on Tuesday afternoons. Pre-paid Farm Market Credits are available at the on-farm market stand on Saturday mornings, with the flexibility to buy the amounts you need when you need them. This market is also open for the general public to purchase produce.
Eggs, meat, maple syrup, honey, and other products raised at Gale Woods are available for purchase in the farm store. For sign-up information and pricing, please contact us.
We are proud FARMHERs growing on 7 acres just 30 miles south of the Twin Cities. We have been growing yummy veggies, herbs, and beautiful blooms for the Twin Cities since 2004. We are dedicated to growing sustainably and are Certified Naturally Grown. We have a passion for growing and caring for the land that provides for us and our families.
We grow a wide variety of cut flowers, traditional fruit, herbs and vegetable favorites, along with some unique heirloom vegetables. We offer several different CSA share types:
Our current delivery day is Tuesday and our drop-sites are:
Please check our website for more detailed CSA information. We are always open to new drop-site locations; please inquire.
Harmony Valley Farm, located in southwestern Wisconsin, has been growing the highest quality certified organic vegetables for over 40 years. Our CSA program runs from May to December with offerings of vegetable, beef, and pork shares for delivery in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each delivery comes with an informative e-mail that includes delicious recipes, as well as storage and serving suggestions. Our own Farmer Andrea is also a trained, professional chef. Every week Andrea shares recipes and suggestions for how to use each item in the box.
We have implemented Pandemic Procedures for a safe CSA pick-up at all our delivery sites. We also follow extensive pandemic-related precautionary practices at the farm level to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers. We deliver to residential and business sites in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursdays. We also offer CSA delivery to any Lunds and Byerlys stores in the greater Twin Cities area on Fridays. In Wisconsin, we serve our local areas of La Crosse, Onalaska, and Viroqua. We also offer twice-weekly delivery (Thursday and Saturday) to locations in the Madison, Wis., area as well as De Forest, Waunakee and Richland Center.
As stewards of the land, we use farming practices to optimize the health of our soil, plants, and the surrounding ecosystem. We also have an extensive food safety program and undergo annual third-party audit. Your support of our farm allows us to pay a fair and living wage to our skilled, hardworking crew members.
Our family humanely raises 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, 100% grass-fed and grass-finished lamb, and pasture-raised heritage-breed pork. We offer discounted meat CSA shares. Individual cuts of meat are also available for purchase at farmers’ market and by ordering online. We have pick-up sites located in South Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis, and on our farm in Frederic, Wis. All of 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.
Our family has been CSA farming for a long time in Wisconsin. Our current family farm is Jubilee Rock Farm near Frederic, Wis. Our farm has a young orchard; flower, herb and vegetable gardens; bee yard; berry patches; sugar bush; beautiful woods, big rocks, and more!
We believe to grow good food one must start with healthy soil and love. We love what we do, and we work to keep the farm healthy by using crop rotations, composting, cover crops, re-mineralization, and other organic and sustainable practices.
We grow a wide variety of produce, including many heirlooms, so members can experience new tastes, as well as enjoy their old favorites. Each share member will receive a 5/9 bushel box of veggies, fruit and herbs for 18 weeks, mid-June to mid-October on Tuesday afternoons. A share will average 13 pounds per week over the season and will typically feed 2 to 4 people, depending on eating habits. Members will also receive a weekly newsletter. We also offer members an Extras Account to be used for purchasing surplus produce and other farm products.
Members are encouraged to visit the farm, especially for the Summer & Fall Farm Festivals.
Pick-up sites are: the farm near Frederic; 1372 Frankson Ave., St. Paul; Seward Co-op on Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis; Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis; and possibly more.
Give yourself a season of great, local, organic food. You are worth it! Visit our website. Please sign up.
Little Big Sky Farm is located in Henderson, Minn., in the Minnesota River Valley and owned and operated by Jenny and Dan Kapernick. Our CSA runs from June to October, providing members with 18 weeks of fresh, seasonal vegetables sustainably grown on our farm. We have multiple pick-up sites in the Twin Cities, Henderson, and Saint Peter.
Our mission at Little Big Sky Farm is to produce chemical-free, high-quality, sustainably grown vegetables for our community, while paying close attention to soil health and creating educational and entertaining experiences for the people who interact with our farm.
We are an old-fashioned family farm offering an affordable early summer/late summer veggie farm-share program. We are chemical-free, beyond organic, horse-powered market garden. We have a diversified crop/livestock operation that includes rotational grazing and crop rotations. On-farm fertility from Jersey cows and poultry is provided. Members get first dibs on eggs, beef, bread, milk shares. Support Sustainable Agriculture in your own backyard!
Hello, we’d love to be your farmers this year! With over 25 years experience growing chemical- and spray-free, we bring you weekly favorites and classics that you’ll actually use and a weekly e-mail update and produce list, with recipe ideas.
Our shares are delivered for 15 weeks starting in early june. The ¾ bushel share we offer feeds 1-4. Northeast Minneapolis/Stillwater on Tuesdays, on-farm and Duluth (@juice farm 2 p.m.-4 p.m.) on Fridays. We grow what we eat — awesome, nutritious, and beautiful produce. Shares may include treats like berries and mushrooms. Pasture-raised chickens available as well! CSA members get a $10 credit at our annual PLANT SALE in mid-May! Payment plans available — just ask. Home delivery may be available for an extra charge.
Certified organic Fruit and Apple Shares!
Located southeast of Menomonie, Wis., our orchard was established in 2009 with an emphasis on regenerative land use and biodiversity, and has been certified organic since 2016. We are drawn to perennial agriculture as a means to sustain the land so that it may sustain our family and community. We are also fruit nerds, and get very excited about the amazing diversity of flavors, textures, and experiences that come from uncommon fruits and varieties.
This is our 5th season offering a fruit CSA. Our fruit share is a great option for an adventurous palate, and we provide tips, recipes, and fruit trivia throughout the season. We deliver to the Twin Cities on Saturdays (in southwest Minneapolis and the Selby/Dale area of Saint Paul), and in Menomonie on Tuesdays.
Choose from 2 options:
Both shares offer the opportunity to purchase additional quantities of fruit at wholesale pricing for canning and preserving. We also offer fall meat shares of pastured hogs — members get priority for sign-up. Limited number of work shares available; please contact us for more information.
Morning Scape Farm is a small farm in Spring Valley, Wis., owned and operated by Lindsey and Tony Maas. While garlic is our specialty, we also raise grass-fed beef and lamb, and a wide variety of produce using sustainable farming practices. We serve customers in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin through a CSA, farmers’ markets, and online farm store.
The CSA includes 18 weekly deliveries on Tuesdays from early June into October. There are two share size options: a ¾ bushel share or a ½ bushel share. Shares will be filled with a variety of seasonal vegetables. Delivery options include drop-site delivery, home delivery, and on-farm pick-up.
Drop-sites are located in the following areas: Menomonie Market Food Co-op, Barlow Roots Market in Hudson, Saint Anthony Park Neighborhood in Saint Paul, Howe/Longfellow Neighborhood, Calvary Baptist Church in the Whittier Neighborhood, and Willard-Hay Neighborhood. Home delivery along our delivery route is also available, but spaces are limited.
Community is what we love about CSA. It allows us to connect with people nearby and back in our old home town, Minneapolis. We enjoy having folks visit the farm, especially during lambing season and garlic harvest.
To sign up for the CSA, go to the CSA page on our website, fill out the application form, and place a $50 deposit. For more information about our grass-fed beef and lamb, go to the farm store on our website. Please be in touch with any questions. Thank you!
If you love getting an abundance of produce each week and eating with the seasons, a CSA may be for you. 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 fruits over an 18-week regular season. We also offer Thanksgiving shares. Our main focus is on growing fruits and vegetables that most people know and enjoy. As a CSA member or non-member, 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, pastured lamb, and Thanksgiving turkeys as additional ways to feed your family with 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.
Come to the farm where you can bring home any “extras” we’ve been blessed with or choose one of 14 drop-sites. We celebrate with farm events (when we get back to normal) and love to show you how we grow your eco-ganic food.
Allow us the opportunity to be your farmer.
Open Hands Farm is a 20-acre certified organic CSA farm located just two miles north of Northfield, Minn. We think that healthy food should not be a luxury, and that a CSA share is an inexpensive way to enjoy organic vegetables and fruit. Our shareholders come to the farm once-a-week from early June through the third week of October to pick-up their share of each week’s harvest, and can mix and match the in-season produce to meet their household’s likes and needs.
We also offer an abundant u-pick section (for shareholders only). The u-pick includes strawberries, peas, beans, herbs, cherry tomatoes and flowers, and is well-loved by people of all ages. U-pick crops are usually available on a take-what-you-can-use basis, and are a great opportunity for fresh eating, freezing, canning, and/or drying. We aim to have more than enough food available for our shareholders. The leftovers from CSA pick-ups are donated to the local food shelf in order to share this fresh, nutritious food with our friends and neighbors in need.
We believe in growing food sustainably and creating community around food, and have been happily farming here since 2006.
Pearson Organics is located in the Gilbert Creek Valley in Lake City, Minn. Nestled below the bluffs, the farm grows a wide variety of vegetables and certified organic seedlings. Our CSA is 100% customer choice! Our customized boxes are available the following days:
Our main season CSA runs every week June to September, with a follow-up fall share available every-other-week from October to December. Half and full shares are available. Payment plans are also available!
Pearson Organics is committed to:
Prairie Drifter Farm is a diversified, certified organic vegetable farm serving the Minnesota communities of Litchfield, Dassel, and Saint Cloud through Community Supported Agriculture. Pick-up locations include the farm, Litchfield Natural Food Co-op, Dassel Community Room, and the Good Earth Food Co-op in Saint Cloud.
Our farm is committed to building community through food, stewarding the land, and supporting vibrant habitat and soils through our farming practices. We are committed to social justice in the food system and work with the Harvest for the Hungry program to bring over 3,000 pounds of produce each year to local food shelves.
Members of our farm can choose full- or half-CSA shares with produce delivered from June through October. Full-shares consist of a ¾ bushel box of produce every week for 18 weeks and half-shares consist of a ¾ bushel box every-other-week for 18 weeks. We raise mainly staple vegetables and herbs, but include some heirloom and unusual vegetables for diversity, fun, and flavor in the kitchen. We partner with nearby farms to provide optional add-ons such as honey, dried beans, fruit, and grass-fed beef, and hold several member events on the farm each year that are geared toward a wide range of ages and interests.
Members are welcome to visit or volunteer throughout the season to nurture the connection they seek with their farm. Each share box includes a newsletter with simple but delicious recipes that will get you excited to turn your share box into tasty meals and snacks for your family. First and foremost, we strive to provide you with fresh, clean produce that looks great and tastes delicious.
Real Food Hub is a nonprofit dedicated to helping local farms succeed by helping people eat better. Real Food offers a year-round subscription to a weekly Bounty Bag of fresh fruits and vegetables that is delivered to your door. The produce selected is based on national dietary guidelines, so each Bounty Bag is nutritionally balanced.
Real Food works with eight regional farmers who practice organic and/or sustainable farming. These farms offer a wide-ranging variety of produce. The season-extension structures also ensure more local produce over a longer period of time.
Because Real Food delivers year-round, in the non-growing season we source certified organic produce from Co-op Partners Warehouse, a wholesaler that serves dozens of food co-ops and restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro and beyond. Real Food includes recipes each week featuring one or more items from the Bounty Bag and also hosts a monthly blog containing a variety of food-related information.
Real Food Hub houses a retail store, Fabulous Finds, featuring more local products (meats, chicken, turkey, eggs, cheeses, bread, grains, produce) that can be added to your Bounty Bag.
Shepherd Moon Farm is located on 47 acres in the St. Croix River Valley. We are a family-run and female-operated farm committed to caring for the Earth, creating a vibrant local community, and developing the local economy. Our stewardship practices include growing vegetables free of chemicals using crop rotations, limited tillage, green manures, animal manure, and mulching. In 2017, Julie’s mother, who had started the CSA 11 years ago, passed the farm down to Julie. As the owner and operator, Julie is growing food on the land she grew up on.
Main season shares run for 17-18 weeks, June through October. A full-share is a bushel each week and feeds a family of four. Half-shares are a half-bushel every week — great for a family of two. There are options for additional shares as well — fall shares in November and December, spring shares in April and May, and add-on boxes for processing vegetables throughout the main season. We offer a sliding scale fee to make fresh produce available to everyone. Pick-up is on Thursdays.
You can come to the farm to pick up your share or pick up in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis. We grow a large variety of produce with 8 to 18 different vegetables, herbs, and occasional berries available each week.
We have a work requirement so our members can become more familiar with the farm. Come share in the experience of planting, growing, and harvesting by visiting the farm!
Come out to the farm each week, enjoy spending time with the land and your fellow CSA members, and choose exactly which veggies you want to take home! We don’t box our produce…instead we display your food like a produce stand and tell you how many pounds to take based on your share size (choose between three sizes), and you pick out whatever you want to eat that week. We also offer U-pick crops at no extra cost — come pick fresh flowers, peas, green beans, herbs, etc., any day of the week. We love our CSA members and cultivate our farm as a community gathering spot…come join us!
With extended delivery service, TC Farm is the most customizable pasture-raised meat and organic produce CSA in Minnesota. Our deliveries easily fit into a standard refrigerator and freezer. None of our animals are fed genetically modified grains nor are they given hormones or antibiotics. Respect for animals and the environment is central to our work.
The Boreal Farm is a diversified, USDA certified organic farm serving the Duluth and surrounding communities through Community Supported Agriculture in vegetables and broilers. The pick-up location is at our farm, where you can see right where your food is grown and harvested.
We take pride in growing the best possible food for you, our neighbors, and community. Transparency is the heart of what we do and we hold many certifications as a testament to this philosophy. Our farm is committed to building community through food, land stewardship, and supporting vibrant, diverse habitats and soils through our farming practices.
Members of our farm can choose full- or half-CSA shares with produce delivered from mid-June through September. Full-shares consist of a ½ bushel box of produce every week for 16 weeks and half-shares consist of a ½ bushel box every-other-week for 16 weeks. We raise mainly staple heirloom vegetables and herbs with some unusual vegetables for diversity, fun, and flavor.
Members are welcome to visit or volunteer throughout the season to nurture the connection they seek with their farm. Each share box includes a newsletter with simple but delicious recipes that will get you excited to turn your share box into tasty meals and snacks for yourself and family. First and foremost, we strive to provide you with just picked, ultra fresh, perfectly ripe produce that tastes awesome.
Thorn Crest is a small, family-owned farm overlooking scenic Wolf Creek in Dundas (Minnesota’s Rice County). Located 30 minutes south of Valley Natural Foods (Burnsville), its 19 acres consist of rolling hills, pasture, woods, orchard, vineyards, and fertile fields.
At Thorn Crest, we have been growing produce without the use of herbicides and synthetic pesticides for over 25 years. We are committed to caring for our land and providing our members with a wide variety of fresh, nutritious, and great-tasting produce.
A membership includes a weekly share of produce, starting out light and increasing to anywhere from a ½ bushel to a full bushel of produce, depending on the season and growing conditions. The season runs 18 to 22 weeks, starting late May or the beginning of June. Members can pick-up their produce shares at the farm or at a drop-site located at Just Foods Co-op in nearby Northfield, or at Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville.
Pick-your-own opportunities may be available at the farm for certain crops. Members are invited and encouraged (at no additional charge) to take advantage of these extras. Possibilities may include peas, green beans, basil, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and occasionally others. Members can cut their own bouquet from the cutting garden as the season progresses. Limited chicken/turkey/egg shares are available to members. Members are encouraged to stroll around the farm and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
We hope you’ll join us for the next growing season. Growing produce is our passion; we’d love to be your farmer!
Threshing Table Farm has been operating as a CSA farm since 2007. We are located in Star Prairie, Wis., and we deliver to Hill Murray School, Stillwater, Hudson, Osceola, Somerset, and New Richmond, as well as have on-farm pick-up. Deliveries are on Thursdays, starting in June, and our season runs for 18 weeks.
Our farm offers naturally grown produce; we only use organic methods. This, in turn, ensures that the food we grow is healthy for you, the soil and our pollinators, and that it tastes amazing! We love having visitors out to the farm and encourage our members to join us for farm events. (We will only hold these events when we can do so safely.) Farm volunteers are also welcome.
We offer full-shares (a ¾ bushel box every week for 18 weeks) and half-shares (a ¾ bushel box every-other-week for a total of nine boxes). Each box has 10-14 different types of vegetables/herbs. Each share includes a weekly newsletter with news from the farm, a list of what’s in your box and recipes to help you use it. We grow all the basic vegetables, plus a couple that might be new to you to add a little variety. We work with farmer friends to bring you the opportunity to purchase other great farm products: strawberries, pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed beef, pork and more.
Please see our website for more information.
As a member of Turnip Rock and the Cosmic Wheel Creamery you are part of a whole farm ecosystem. We strive for a balanced farm with many carbon-sequestering grazing acres and low-till, intensive vegetable gardening. You’ll have access to our 100% grass-fed artisan cheeses, whey-fed pastured pork, 100% grass-fed beef, plus family-friendly vegetables! Have a look at our website to see what you can expect when you join our CSA.
Large, Medium, and Small share options are available — customize a share to include vegetables, meat, cheese, and/or eggs. Weekly delivery on Thursdays. There is an online blog with recipes and photos, as well as e-mail reminders to let you know when your box has been delivered. Easy online sign-up and payment plans available. CSA members get the best of what we grow.
We are fulltime farmers, fully equipped with irrigation, wash stations, coolers, and a great crew to bring you the goods in good condition! Try our online store to keep you stocked up all year-round.
Drop-sites in TC Metro Area:
Robbinsdale, Stillwater Co-op, Roseville off Snelling and Roselawn, Sunnyside Gardens in Edina, Northeast Benjamin St. in Minneapolis, Butter Bakery in South Minneapolis, 38th and Hiawatha in South Minneapolis, Maplewood, Falcon Heights, Mississippi Market West 7th in Saint Paul.
Tuttie Fruitties is a solo womyn-run certified organic farm selling organic produce and Minnesota seasonal organic juices! Going on their third season farming, Tuttie Fruitties is excited to offer a new opportunity for persons in the Twin Cities to enjoy fresh organic produce and juice through their CSA!
• Wednesday nights at Nokomis Farmer’s Market, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 5167 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
• Thursday nights at The Good Acre, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 1790 Larpenteur Ave. W., Falcon Heights, MN 55113
• Saturdays at Northeast Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 629 NE 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tuttie Fruitties’ mission is “Providing nutrition in a fun, inspiring and easily accessible way; striving for health and well-being for humans, plants and the environment.” Looking forward to getting to know our CSA members and connect with them through food and juice! Engaging together in the practice of taking care of ourselves, others and the earth!
Urban Roots is a youth development organization and urban farm that works with 14-18 year-olds to develop job skills and healthy living skills. In our gardens in East Saint Paul we produce vegetables and fruit for our 40+ CSA program. Your membership and support allows us to continue creating green spaces in East Saint Paul, address food insecurity, and build leadership amongst East Side youth! We also partner with Alemar Cheese and local coffee companies for cheese and coffee add-ons.
Waxwing Farm is a diversified, 40-acre farm located in Webster, Minn. The heart of our operation is vegetables, but we believe that diversity is central to health. To that end, we raise pigs, chickens, flowers, and honeybees as well. We are also committed to leaving wild areas on our farm as habitat for native plants, pollinators, and other wildlife.
We grow chemical-free produce in the most sustainable way we can. Although we are not certified organic, we grow as if we were. We don’t use any products or practices that aren’t approved under the Organic Standards. There are no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, or GMO crops, on our farm. Instead, we utilize diversity, rotations of crops and livestock, regular compost applications, and cover-cropping to maintain the health of our soils. We are always striving to improve our farm practices and we invite you to join us on that journey.
For our CSA, we offer an 18-week vegetable share that starts in mid-June and runs through mid-October. We pack ¾ bushel boxes and offer both full (weekly) and half (every-other-week) shares. Each week, we fill the boxes with 10 to 14 different vegetables, focusing on staple crops, but also growing some exotic varieties to keep things interesting. Add-ons include a fall storage share, egg shares, honey share, and pastured pork (by the whole- or half-hog).
Throughout the season, we host several member events on our farm: Strawberry U-pick Day (June), Garlic Harvest (July), and a Harvest Party (September). Our delivery options include: on-farm pickup, drop-site delivery, and home delivery in the Twin Cities Metro area.
We have drop-sites located in the Twin Cities Metro area:
• Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities •
We are looking to hire one full-time and one part-time employee this season.
We are a small, sustainable, all off-grid, no-till Community Supported Agriculture farm located in Wiscoy Valley near Winona in southeastern Minnesota. Beginning our second season, we grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables using holistic methods. Valuing community connection, we personally deliver our shares Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to a home in Winona where we chill on the porch and interact with our community members. Be a part of a farm that values fresh food, health-conscience living, and community, as well as supporting other local people and businesses.