If you are a CSA farmer in Minnesota or western Wisconsin and would like to be listed in our 2023 Directory, click here to submit your information. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 20, and the 2023 Directory will go online Feb. 1. Questions? Contact Brian DeVore via e-mail or at 612-816-9342.
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 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 also provide both door delivery and drop-site pickup options. Shares are generous and geared towards people who are serious about cooking at home.
Owned by Joel and Megan Barr and growing on just 20 acres, our farm is truly a small family farm. We farm with a team of five, who are all paid livable wages. We are dedicated to soil health as a basis for deeply 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. Because those relationships are so vital to the ongoing success of the farm, care of the Earth, and health of our bodies, we seek to produce consistent media content to update our members and provide 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 cook at home regularly.
Amador Hill Farm and Orchard
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 29-June 3), Peak Summer Gourmet (July 8-Aug. 26), and Autumn Bounty (Sept. 16-Oct. 21). 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.
Awlyahsi·yó· (awl-yah-SEE-yo) is a collaboration between two young farmers, Mallory and Lucas, along with youth apprentices who work and learn on our farm. We started farming together to honor the seeds we each have grown and been given so far. Between us, there are over 100 different varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that we grow at our farm! Because we grow mostly from our own saved seeds, we’re excited to offer many unique varieties in our CSA that aren’t typically found anywhere else.
Every week we pass on stories of the amazing produce in your box, whether it’s a special variety from our own collection, or a little-known fact about a well-known food. You can visit our website for more details about types of CSA shares, Twin Cities Metro drop-off locations, customer testimonials, and pricing. There are also more details there about our growing practices. Not only are we certified organic, our produce goes above and beyond organic standards too. In addition to providing top tier produce, Awlyahsi·yó· offers apprenticeships for youth who are beginning their seed keeping journey. We provide emerging seed keepers with guidance, mentorship, and a safe place to grow with their seeds.
Awlyahsi·yó· is a word in Lucas’ native language of Oneida that means “good heart.” We feel that we need to have a good heart, a good mind, and a good spirit when we’re farming. Since talking with elder language speakers in his community, Lucas has found a more accurate way of saying “good heart.” That word is Yawelyahsi·yó· (Yah-well-yah-SEE-yo). In 2022, we plan to update our name to reflect that change and honor the language.
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 2022 marks the fourth 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
Delivery area: Twin Cities Metro Area
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 community partnerships. We aggregate produce grown by beginning farmers who face discrimination in food and farming systems and are enrolled in our land-based 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 certified organic vegetables in two share 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 75% off the total cost): https://www.csacoalition.org/partner-shares.
We make CSA deliveries once-a-week on Wednesdays to the drop-site of your choice in and around the Twin Cities Metro, including 13 different locations throughout Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Roseville, 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 and herbs for a 100-member CSA, direct online farmstand sales, and local farm-to-table restaurants. We also raise pastured hogs for pork, Scottish Highland cattle for beef and certified organic broiler 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 2022 sign-up form and what our CSA is all about at http://blackbrookfarmstead.com/signup.
Burning River Farm
For 2022, we will be focusing once again on our Farmers’ Market Shares. Like a traditional CSA, our members pay ahead for their season’s vegetables. Unlike a traditional CSA, our members attend the farmers’ market when they want, and take home only the vegetables that they choose. This works with a prepaid account, which comes in three amounts. With each level, 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 and any unused credit rolls over to the following season!
Members receive a weekly newsletter with recipes and specials. 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!
Circadian Organics is an organic vegetable farm in the heart of the Driftless Region. We grow delicious, organic, high-quality produce using methods that support our local ecosystem as well as our local community. We aim to be a part of a more sustainable and equitable agricultural system, using holistic and integrated pest management and regenerative soil techniques.
Costa Produce Farm
A third generation farm that has been in operation since 1919, Costa Produce Farm is located between Stillwater and White Bear Lake. Generations of growing experience is the secret to our continued success. Farm CSA memberships available now until May 31. Sign up online at www.costaproducefarm.com.
Mini, Half and Full Shares available; many convenient pick-up locations available in the Twin Cities, including grocery store options. Our fresh produce is grown sustainably — the program runs 14 weeks mid-June to mid- September, GMO free. Weekly e-mails are sent and include recipes. We are Primus Food Safety Certified for nine years. Get your farm share from your local farmer!
Country Taste Farm
Country Taste Farm CSA has been serving central Minnesota for 12 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 and 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 four high tunnels which 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. We add the missing elements to the soil to help us grow farm fresh, nutritionally dense, tasty fruits and vegetables.
We have seven acres under cultivation. 2022 CSA membership include 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of 2 sizes: ¼ Share (¼Bushel) ½ Share (1/2 Bushel). Farm pick-up Mondays through Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Deliveries: Cambridge to Blaine, Tuesdays 12 p.m.-2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy 10); Dalbo to Viking Blvd., Thursdays 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10). On-farm store open to the public Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Some of the fruits and vegetables we provide include: apples, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, garlic, lettuce, melons, onions, peppers sweet and hot, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, strawberries, sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and zucchini.
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.
Dancing the Land Farm
Dancing the Land Farm is a small, regenerative family farm in central Minnesota growing beautiful, vital, produce, flowers, and heritage meats. We’re Minnesota Water Quality Certified, and care for the soil like our great, great grandchildren are watching. We vend at several farmers’ markets in the St. Cloud Area and the Twin Cities Metro Area.
We offer CSA memberships, farm stays through Hipcamp, supply local restaurants and co-ops, and are opening an on-site farm store for the 2022 season!
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 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 and shops such as Dunn Brothers, Common Roots, 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 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.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 Longfellow and Uptown neighborhoods of Minneapolis. 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 & 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 in our 14th year of growing, run by head farmer Tim “Red” Kirkman and Nina Healy Kirkman. Our two boys (ages 7 and 10) 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, aronia berries and gooseberries, for our CSA members. We also have young plantings of apples, 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 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, 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 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 market season runs for 18 weeks from mid-June to mid-October. Pre-paid Farm Market Credits, which provide 20% extra value, are available for the on-farm market stand on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, with the flexibility to buy the amounts you need. Credits may also be used at the farm store during the week, for produce only. 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.
Green Earth Growers
Green Earth Growers is a small women-owned greenhouse operation, established in 2004. We are located just south of the Twin Cities in Prior Lake, Minn. We began by growing quality plants, produce and cut flowers for the Twin Cities area. Slowly throughout the years our greenhouse growing space has grown, as well as our farmland.
We offer a 16 week CSA, with half- and full-share sizes available. We also offer a 10-week flower CSA, with half- and full-share sizes available. We have several CSA pick-up locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro.
We continue to be committed to growing and producing quality products with an emphasis on sustainability. All our products (plants, produce and cut flowers) are grown in accordance with the National Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturally Grown.
Johnson Family Pastures
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.
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 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 rotation, 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 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 and volunteer if they want. Tuesday pick-up sites are: Farm – 3465 65th St. Frederic, Wis.; 1372 Frankson Ave., St. Paul; Seward Co-op on Franklin Ave.; Minneapolis Eastside Food Co-op, Minneapolis; and possibly more. Give yourself a season of great, local, organic food. You are worth it! Visit our website. Please sign up.
Just Food Collective
The Just Food Collective at Prime Avenue Farm is a diversified small farm 40 minutes south of St. Cloud and 15 minutes from Litchfield. We offer: Fall CSA share: one time delivery of winter squash, carrots, beets, kale, garlic, and onions. Also garlic scapes and garlic tart cherries u-pick sunflowers.
Where you can find us: the farm, St. Joe, Cold Spring, St. Cloud, Annandale.
Little Big Sky Farm
Little Big Sky Farm is a diverse vegetable farm owned and operated by Jenny and Dan Kapernick, located in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley in Henderson Minn., 50 miles south of the Twin Cities. We grow approximately 50 different vegetables on 2½ acres of cultivated land for the Twin Cities and the greater St. Peter-Mankato area.
We are happy and grateful to invest our time, energy, and hard work into growing quality, local, seasonal, chemical-free food! The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farming model establishes a direct connection between a local farm and CSA members. When you purchase a share from us you are not only signing up for a box of fresh, local vegetables delivered each week, but you also become our partner and an integral part of our farming community.
Our 18-week CSA season starts in mid-June and runs through early-October. This season we are offering weekly full shares (3/4 bushel box) and weekly half shares (½ bushel box). Each box contains a variety of clean and neatly packed seasonal vegetables. We send out a weekly newsletter that includes recipes, farm news, and vegetable care information.
We also host events at the farm throughout the summer! Minneapolis/Saint Paul pick-up is on Wednesdays. Pick up locations and times are as follows:
- Edina — near Wooddale Ave. and 50th Street from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Kingfield Neighborhood — near 42nd Street and Portland Ave. from 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Minnehaha Falls Neighborhood — near 50th Street and Hiawatha from 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Merriam Park — near University of St. Thomas from 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Saint Anthony Park — near Como Ave. and Luther Seminary from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
- NE Minneapolis — Tattersall Distillery from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Henderson/St. Peter pick-up on Wednesdays from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Henderson — pick-up at the farm from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; St. Peter Food Co-op from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Loon Organics is a certified organic vegetable farm in Hutchinson, Minn. (around 70 miles west of Minneapolis). Since 2005, Loon has been growing the highest quality, most delicious food possible for our family and local eaters. We grow over 200+ varieties of produce and 40 different crops. Our mission is to nourish mind, body, and soil.
Our CSA season runs for 16 weeks (mid-June to end of September), with an opportunity to add on a fall October share. We have three different share options: a full share (weekly 3/4 bushel box), a half share (bi-weekly 3/4 bushel box), and a mini-share (weekly 1/2 bushel box). Our shares are a mix of popular stand-bys and less familiar heritage/heirloom vegetables and herbs, along with a weekly LoonLetter chock full of favorite recipes and farm news.
For the most part, we are heavy on the vegetables that we all know and love like carrots, broccoli, salad greens, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, and more. CSA boxes can be picked up in the Hutchinson area, or we offer a couple west metro pick-up sites in Chanhassen. More information on our website.
Morning Scape Farm
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 a wide variety of produce using sustainable farming practices. We serve customers in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin through a CSA and online farm store. Community is what we love about CSA. It allows us to connect with people nearby and back in our old hometown, Minneapolis.
The CSA includes 18 weekly deliveries on Tuesdays from late May through late September. There are two share size options: a 3/4 bushel share or a 1/2 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 Coop, Barlow Roots Market in Hudson, Saint Anthony Park Neighborhood in St. Paul, Howe/Longfellow Neighborhood, Moon Palace Books, Seward Co-op Friendship Store, and Calvary Baptist Church in the Whittier Neighborhood, and Willard-Hay Neighborhood. Home delivery along our delivery route is also available, but spaces are limited.
In October and November we offer an extended season fall share that is heavy on greens and other salad-type veggies. To sign up for the CSA, go to the CSA page on our website www.morningscapefarm.com/csa, fill out the application form, and place a $50 deposit. Please be in touch with any questions. Thank you!
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.
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 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. 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 50 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 started the CSA 13 years ago, passed the farm down to Julie. As the owner and operator, this is Julie’s 6th 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 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!
Shepherd's Way Farms
Shepherd’s Way Farms is a small family sheep dairy farm, focused on regenerational, diversified farming and handcrafting award-winning sheep cheese. Cheese CSA is a once-a-month selection of artisan sheep cheeses, available for pick-up at locations in Minneapolis (Mill City Farmers’ Market, Wise Acre Eatery); Saint Paul (Golden Fig/Saint Paul Farmers’ Market, spring-fall); Northfield (Imminent Brewing); and Rochester (Fiddlehead Coffee).
CSA members receive cheesemaker-selected cheeses and spreads (usually four), including Big Woods Blue, Friesago, Sogn tomme, Shepherd’s Hope fresh, bloomy rind Hidden Falls, and seasonal Morcella, as well as hard-to find Burr Oak, Bevens Creek, whey ricotta, Skyr and more.
Includes recipes and pairing tips along with cheese insider news. Six-month and one-year memberships, begin any time!
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 June-October. Farm stand and special orders by request also available.
Spring Wind Farm
Come out to your 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. Sign up for just our main-season CSA (June-October) or add on a storage share CSA (mid-October to early December)! We offer reduced-price shares, working share memberships, and we accept SNAP/EBT.
We love our CSA members and cultivate our farm as a community gathering spot…come join us!
St. Croix Valley Produce
StrongHeart Farms is a 2-acre 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 in 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 never apply any chemicals, we support our plants 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.
TapRoute Urban Gardens
TapRoute Urban Gardens is a small market garden in South Minneapolis offering fresh, seasonal produce at farmers’ markets, online, and through our CSA. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides and are committed to the care and restoration of urban soils through no- till growing practices.
Our CSA runs for 16 weeks from mid-June until the end of September. We offer home delivery within our delivery area and have one pick-up site in South Minneapolis.
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 a standard refrigerator and freezer. Our year-round weekly produce is all organic. 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.
Becoming a member is easy. Just tell us the kinds of foods you like (or don’t like) and 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 in each delivery is totally up to you.
We have home deliveries for $4.99 and monthly neighborhood pick-up locations (nearly 80!) 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.
The Boreal Farm
The Boreal Farm is a certified organic, diversified family farm. We grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers using regenerative practices and raise certified organic, pastured poultry for meat. We offer our produce, cut flowers and meat through our CSA program and online farm store. Members enjoy a weekly share of fresh, just-picked mix of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Our heirloom varieties and organic growing practices bring out the very best flavor and nutrition and stay fresher longer, straight from the farm.
Our goal is to connect you with the land and the food that sustains us all through transparent, regenerative practices that focus on improving soil health, and in turn, the nutrition of the food we grow. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Visit our website to sign up for newsletters and farm updates at theborealfarm.com.
Thorn Crest Farm
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
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.
Tuttie Fruitties is a solo womyn-run organic farm located in Marine on Saint Croix, Minn., and has been in operation since 2019. 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.”
We are looking forward to getting to know our CSA members and connect with them through our bi-weekly CSA full of delicious organic produce and organic juice! We are engaging together in the practice of taking care of ourselves, each other, and the Earth! We grow organic produce and produce for our Minnesota seasonal and organic juices* and offer them to the Twin Cities community through a Farm Share CSA.
Our CSA is bi-weekly (that is every-other-week); Full Share CSA or ½ Share CSA option (both include organic produce and organic juice). List of Tuttie Fruitties’ organic produce (if all grows as planned) includes: garlic, romaine lettuce, kale, radishes, snow peas, zucchini, carrots, cucumber, beets, bok choy, kohlrabi, jalapeño peppers, cayenne peppers, tomatoes, dill, parsley, mint, basil, cilantro, cauliflower, broccoli, summer squash, winter squash, fresh beans, onions, sweet peppers, cabbage, mustard greens, turnips, collard greens, rainbow chard, fennel, leeks, green onions, okra, pumpkin, watermelon!
• Thursday nights at The Good Acre, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 1790 Larpenteur Ave. W., Falcon Heights, MN 55113
• Fridays (the farm!) 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 14220 Ostlund Trail N., Ste. B., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
• Saturdays at Northeast Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 629 NE 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55413
• Sundays at Kingfield Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p. m., Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55409
Visit our website to learn more about our CSA, our farm, and our juices, as well as why and how we farm! Thanks Y’all!! 🙂
* Juices are seasonal and organic and made from the organic produce grown on the farm!!
Waxwing Farm (SOLD OUT)
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: 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: 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 full-time and one part-time employee this season.
Willie Nillie Farm
Willie Nillie is an holistic, no-till Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation located in the beautiful Bluff County 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.
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.
Contact us for more information. We look forward to you joining our community.