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:
- Location: The CSA farms listed in this directory are located throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. You should keep in mind the driving distance to the pick-up site or the farm when considering your level of involvement and the involvement expectations of the farm.
- Pick-up site/Delivery Day: The CSA farms listed have various delivery or pick-up dates. Most farms deliver shares to a common pick-up site, but a few will deliver your share to your door, while others require you to pick up your share at the farm or help with deliveries.
- Length of Season/Number of Deliveries: The length of season and number of deliveries varies among the farms. Most begin in May or June and run through September or October. Some farms have an optional winter delivery for an additional cost.
- Types of Produce and Other Food Items: Most of the CSA farms offer a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. Some farms offer unusual varieties while others may add extras to their standard shares. Some farms may give members the option to buy honey, fruit, flowers, eggs, wool/yarn, meat or other specialties at an additional cost.
- Opportunities for Involvement: Community building is an important part of the CSA approach; most farms encourage you to become involved. Some farms plan seasonal festivals or special events while others encourage their members to just “drop by.” Some farms expect involvement in the farm as part of membership.
*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.
- How many years have you been farming?
- How many seasons have you been doing a CSA?
- Have you ever worked or trained on another CSA farm?
- What vegetables do you plan to provide to shareholders?
- What is the size of a share? Do you offer half shares?
- What is your system for storing and transporting the produce once it is harvested?
- At the drop-off locations, is the produce left in a sheltered area?
- How do you view the CSA notion of shared risk/shared bounty?
- Are farm members welcome on the farm, and what community events are held?
- Is there a farm work requirement?
Abraham’s Table Farm
Abraham’s Table Farm is a small, sustainable farm producing organic vegetables, pasture-raised soy-free and organic eggs and chicken, and grass-fed beef. We service the Twin Cities Metro Area and Pine County with our CSA/subscription service. Our CSA is fully customizable each week, runs for 20 weeks and has multiple add-on options for eggs, chicken, and beef. We have drop sites in Pine City, Anoka, Crystal, Edina, Falcon Heights, and South Minneapolis. Shares are generous and geared towards people who are serious about cooking at home. We value relationships and run our farm in a way that builds, strengthens, and protects bodies, families, communities and the Earth.
Our farm is a small family farm. We farm with a team of four, who are all paid livable wages. We are dedicated to soil health as a foundation for nutritious food that can build and sustain healthy human bodies. We choose to sell through a small and committed CSA program because we value the long-term relationships and community that it nurtures and we believe that meals cooked and shared in homes are sacred. Because those relationships are so vital to the ongoing success of our farm, care of the Earth, and health of our bodies, we seek to nurture our member relationships through personal interactions, consistent media content to update our members, and regular opportunities for our community to visit and get involved on the farm.
Our farm is for people who are serious about nutrition, want to personally know their farm and farmer, and who cook and eat at home regularly.
Amador Hill Farm & Orchard
The Women’s Environmental Institute runs an organically certified demonstration and education farm which supports a CSA, cultural heritage projects, an active internship program, community visitors, and volunteers. In 2006, two years after the Women’s Environmental Institute was started, we took over the neighboring farm land on Amador Hill in North Branch in an effort to connect our environmental justice work with agricultural justice.
We started with a 25-member CSA (which has now grown to over 100) and we focused on using the farm as a demonstration and education farm. The methods we use are based on organic farming best practices and Growing Power methods. We’ve spent the last nine years working to restore the soil quality through cover cropping and rotation and we currently grow over 150 varieties of vegetables and fruit. Jacquelyn Zita, our Director of Operations, manages the farm.
Axdahl’s Garden Farm & Greenhouse
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 2023 marks the fifth 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.
Blackbrook Farm is a small, certified organic, diversified family farm. We grow vegetables and pastured proteins for a CSA, direct-to- consumer online Farm Store and local farm-to-table restaurants. On our farm, you will find about 4 acres of vegetables in production, several hoop houses that help prolong our growing season, grass-fed Highland cattle, broiler chickens, and pastured heritage hogs, along with several roaming children and goats. 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 and resiliency of our farm for generations to come. We offer a CSA for both our Summer and Fall Shares, as well as lots of pastured meat packages and add-on options. We offer full and half share CSA 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 in October. We grow many crops, including everything from tomatoes, sweet corn, and fresh herbs to carrots, broccoli, celery, and peppers. We also offer a locally-grown and harvested Mushroom Share add-on and local ( on our farm!) honey to add-on.
We deliver our CSA boxes on Thursdays to 12 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 2023 sign-up form and what our CSA is all about at https://app.barn2door.com/9xkMe/all or on our website: www.blackbrookfarmstead.com.
Costa Produce Farm
A third-generation farm that has been growing since 1919, Costa Produce Farm is located between Stillwater and White Bear Lake. Generations of farming experience is the secret to our continued success. Farm CSA memberships are available now until May 31. Sign-up online at www.costaproducefarm.com.
Mini, Half and Full Shares are available; many convenient pick-up locations available in the Twin Cities, including Andover, Bloomington, Circle Pines, Eagan, Hudson. Wis., Hugo, Lakeland, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Richfield, Roseville, St. Paul, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, and Woodbury (including grocery store options). Our fresh produce is grown sustainably — the program runs 12 weeks mid-June to mid- September, GMO free. Weekly box content e-mails are sent and include recipes. We have been Primus Food Safety Certified for 10 years.
Get your farm share from your local farmer!
Dancing Gnome Farm
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. Spring, Summer-Fall, and Winter storage shares available, so you can enjoy farm-fresh produce for most of the year!
We serve CSA members in the Hopkins and Wabasha areas.
Earth Dance Farm
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
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 ¼ of an acre of greenhouses and high tunnels (12.5% of our production space), 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 Big Shares and Small 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), Spring Park (Back Channel Brewery), Delano (Lupine Brewery), Buffalo (Abundant Kitchen), Elk River (Aegir Brewery, 19050 Industrial Blvd. NW; Thursdays, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.), and Princeton (at the farm).
Featherstone has been a certified organic (MOSA) CSA farm for 26 years. We are also certified Real Organic. We’re located in southeastern Minnesota and we grow our crops on 130 acres of rich farmland. We deliver personalized CSA shares — 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 and shops such as Jones Coffee, Egg/Plant Urban Farm Supply, and Modern Day Music. 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 changes 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 scheduled for June 17. Please visit www.featherstonefarm.com for details.
Fireweed Flower Co
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 and the Linden Hills and Northeast neighborhoods of Minneapolis. We also design for weddings and events year-round, using farm-grown and locally sourced materials when in season. While the farm is closed to the public, we do host occasional on-farm workshops.
Fox & Fawn Farm
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 8 and 11) 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.
Fresh Earth Farms
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 re-sell organic fruit, mushrooms, coffee, and eggs 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.
Gale Woods Farm
Gale Woods Farm is owned and managed by Three Rivers Park District. It is a 438-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 market season runs for 18 weeks from mid-June to mid-October. Shares are picked up at the farm on Tuesday afternoons. Shareholders choose items market style and select their own items each week. Pre-paid Farm Market Credits, which provide 20% extra value, are available for the on-farm market on Saturday mornings, with the flexibility to buy the amounts you need. Credits may also be used at the farm store (for produce only) during the week. The Saturday 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.
Johnson Family Pastures
Our family humanely raises 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, as well as pasture-raised pork. We offer quarter beef, whole lamb, and whole and half-hog shares. Individual cuts of grass-fed meat are available for purchase at farmers’ markets and online. We have pick-up sites located in 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.
Jubilee Rock Farm
Jubilee Rock Farm is a small family farm located near Frederic, Wis. The farm has a young orchard; flower, herb and vegetable gardens; bee yard; berry patches; sugar bush; beautiful woods, big rocks, and more! We believe that 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 regenerative/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 full 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. Half-share members will receive the same size box for nine weeks of their choice. Last season, a share averaged 15 pounds/week over the season. A share will typically feed two-to-four people, depending on eating habits.
Members will receive a weekly newsletter. We also offer an Extras Account to be used for purchasing surplus produce and other farm products. Fall & Winter Storage shares may be offered depending on supply. Members are encouraged to visit the farm and volunteer if they want.
Tuesday pick-up sites are: the farm, 3465 65th St. Frederic, Wisconsin; Dunn Brothers Coffee, 9390 Lexington Ave., Lexington, Minn. (pending); Frankson Ave., St. Paul; Seward Co-op on Franklin Ave., Minneapolis; Eastside Food Co-op, Minneapolis. Saturday pick-up at Siren, Wis., Farmers’ Market.
Give yourself a season of great, local, organic food. You are worth it! Please visit our website and sign up.
Julias Neighborly CSA
Delivery area: Twin Cities Metro Area
My CSA is in its second year of providing hyper-local produce to South Minneapolis. This small CSA has only 10 shares and the food is grown in my neighbor’s yard, five blocks from the co-op pick-up site. I work on the garden in the mornings before my 9-5 job. My dream is to be able to farm fulltime someday. If you live in South Minneapolis and want to support a local beginning farmer, this CSA is for you. Pick-up is at Seward Co-op Friendship Store on 38th Street and 4th Avenue S.
Summer shares include 18 boxes, June through October. Each box contains 6-10 units of vegetables and herbs. Over 20 types of produce are included throughout the season. Boxes are 5/9 bushel size and amply feed two adult veggie lovers. Winter shares include six boxes spread over 12 weeks, November through January. Each box is 1 bushel and contains enough food to last two weeks, since most are crops that store well.
MEG's Edible Landscapes
MEG’s Edible Landscapes is on a mission to help you grow food at home or wherever you’re currently at (even If it’s in a van down by the river or your cubicle at work)! If you need help growing food, you came to the right place, because we’re setting the standard for a unique, customer-centered experience in the universe of food production. CSA! CSA! CSA! Starting this year, MEG’s Edible Landscapes is flipping the CSA model on its head. No longer will you have to commute to the farm to pick up your food. MEG will bring the farm to your doorstep!
Two CSA membership options are available:
• Basic: MEG’s Basic CSA Membership allows you the time and freedom to grow food without the traditional work associated with starting and tending a garden! This basic membership includes our edible grow bags selected by you. Bonus for 2023: we’re throwing in a free automated irrigation system!
• Premium: MEG’s Premium CSA Membership is the basic plus a ton of extras. If you’re not wowed by the end of the season, then we failed. This premium membership includes:
• Raised cedar grow bed
• Automated watering system
• Plant delivery every-other-week/plus check-ups from a horticulturalist
• Pruning and soil adjustments done for you
• Access to exclusive content for harvesting and wow-to recipes from local chefs
• You get to choose your plants
• All grown at your home
• Plus special bonuses
Both memberships run for 22 weeks starting the first week of May.
Open Hands Farm
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.
Prairie Drifter Farm
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 Local Food for Every Table program to bring over 3,000 pounds of produce each year to local food shelves. CSA shares are delivered from June through October and consist of a ¾ bushel box of produce every-other-week for 16 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 dried beans, fruit, and grass-fed beef, and hold member events on the farm 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
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 in central Minnesota. 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.
Shepherd Moon Farm
Shepherd Moon Farm is located on 47 acres in the St. Croix River Valley. We are a female-operated and family-run 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 started the CSA 14 years ago, passed the farm down to Julie. As the owner and operator, this is Julie’s seventh season 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 16 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!
Shepherd's Way Farms
Shepherd’s Way Farms sheep dairy is a family farm offering a cheese CSA with our handcrafted, award-winning sheep cheeses. Monthly selection of cheeses available at pick-up locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Northfield, and Rochester. Six-month or 12-month shares available.
SolFed Farm is a women-owned micro-farm near Duluth, Minn. We use regenerative and bio-intensive farming practices to provide the highest quality produce directly from our farm to your kitchen. We are built on the foundation of connecting people with their food, respecting our environment, and passing our knowledge on to others. Getting to know your farmer and seeing where and how your food is grown is an integral part of why we exist.
CSA pick-up is June-October. Pick-up locations are at SolFed Farm, the Duluth Public Library, or the Lakeside Neighborhood in Duluth. Come check us out at the Hillside and Lincoln Park Farmers’ Markets in Duluth!
StrongHeart Farms is a mixed vegetable farm located in the St. Croix River Valley, just north of Stillwater, Minn. This is our second year in operation and we will be offering a Summer CSA membership AND a Fall CSA membership. We will be delivering our CSA shares to multiple drop-sites across Stillwater, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.
All of our produce shares are pre-packed and pre-determined based on the crops we have in abundance and in season. We offer both small and large produce shares; our small shares contain 6-8 veggies per week and our large shares contain 8-10 veggies per week.
Our farm is rooted in the idea of reciprocity. We base many of our farming practices on the give-and-take relationships we have with our food, our soils, and our community. This mission grounds us and has allowed us to implement many regenerative practices on our farm. We support our vegetable crops and the soil microbiota with compost and compost teas, and we plant a diverse array of crops to maintain a healthy ecological system. We also use an intensive cover cropping system to return organic matter back to the soil. All of these practices allow us to raise the most nutrient-dense produce possible so we can nourish our community to the fullest.
TC Farm is the most customizable pasture-raised meat and organic produce CSA in Minnesota. With weekly home deliveries or free monthly neighborhood pick-ups (whichever suits you), we deliver meat, local produce, pasture-raised milk and more.
Our deliveries easily fit into standard refrigerators and freezers. Our year-round weekly produce is all organic. None of our animals are fed genetically modified grains or given hormones or antibiotics. Respect for animals and the environment is central to our work.
Becoming a member is easy. Just tell us the kinds of foods you like (or don’t like) so that we know what to raise for your household. Every month we will make recommendations for you based on that. Then you can add to the recommendations. Remove things. Change things around so you get exactly what you want each time. What you get delivered to you is always up to you.
Deliveries right to your home. Plus we have dozens of neighborhood pick-up locations across the greater Twin Cities area.
Going to be out of town for a month or two? We also make it simple to skip deliveries until you are back. We have yearly farm tours, special events for our members, and more.
Threshing Table Farm
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. 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.
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 a 16-week vegetable share that starts in mid-June and runs through September. 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 12 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, and honey shares. Throughout the season, we host several member events on our farm: Plant sale and Pancake Breakfast (May), 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: Minneapolis — Powderhorn, Lake Hiawatha, Kenwood, Linden Hills, South Uptown; St. Paul — Como Park, St. Anthony Park, Highland Park; Greater Metro — Lakewinds Food Co-op (Richfield), Lakeville (Kingsley Lake), Northfield (near St. Olaf).
– Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities –
We are looking to hire one part-time employee this season.
Wild Haven Farm
Wild Haven Farm is a regenerative farm in Sunrise Township, Minn. We raise only heritage breeds of goat and poultry to bring you healthy, nutrient-dense meat and eggs with flavor profiles you can’t find in factory-raised food. Our produce is wild harvested or planted, grown, and harvested on the farm by hand. We are in the process of attaining our organic and certified humane certifications and have been farming to these standards since we started in 2021.
We use regenerative practices such as rotational grazing to assure our goats and poultry get the best nutrition possible and the land grows stronger each year. Since 2021 we have planted over 500 trees on the property! Farm tours, camping, and workshops are available. Check out our website or contact us for details!
Our 2023 CSA includes:
• Eggs — monthly subscriptions year round. Winter supplies are limited.
• Whole chicken — can be purchased as a monthly subscription if you don’t have freezer space.
• For 2023 our breeds include:
- Fainting (Myotonic) Goats, including Miniature Silkies (available as breeding stock or pets)
- Nigerian Dwarf Goats (available as breeding stock or pets)
- Columbian Wyandotte Chickens (eggs)
- Barred (Plymouth) Rock Chickens (eggs and broilers)
- Buckeye Chickens (eggs)
- Dark Cornish Chickens (broilers)
Willie Nillie Farm
Willie Nillie is a holistic, no-till, CSA operation located in the beautiful Bluff Country of southeastern Minnesota. We believe strongly in the value of food and its relationship to our community. We are several small farmers operating together to provide a variety of items to fit your family. Good, healthy food brings community together.
We have 5/9 bushel boxes of fruits and veggies as well as options to add meats, eggs, and more. We are not certified organic, but we DO NOT spray chemicals of any kind. All we use is compost, water, sunshine, and love. In a world of constant disconnectedness, I’ll provide the lettuce and you provide the rest. Our simple salad mixed with all our fresh ingredients makes the greatest meal we’ve ever had.
Contact us for more information. We look forward to you joining our community.