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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…  Read More

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…  Read More

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 Mini, Half and Full Shares are available; many convenient pick-up locations…  Read More

LSP Calls Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus Spending Proposal a Key Investment in Soil, Farmers, Rural Communities

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — A $1 billion proposal released by the Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus today represents a meaningful investment in the health of our farms, soil, water, climate and rural communities, said leaders of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP). “LSP applauds the Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus for crafting a strong proposal that…  Read More

The Non-Tragedy of the Commons

Cooperative Ownership of Farmland Offers Alternative Access to Acres

Meet Sasa Organic Farms, a collective of Kenyan farmers. Sasa is five family farms: Dawn2Dusk Organic Farms, Lisaviole Farms, Lisaviole Organic Farms, Green Joy Farm, Gedef Organic Farm, and Laurens Organic Farm. They provide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, produce, and seedlings to customers in and around Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Like many beginning farmers, their goal…  Read More

Community-Based Food Systems

The U.S. agricultural system is good at churning out record harvests of commodities that are sent all over the world or turned into industrial products like fuel, but this extractive system often does not benefit farmers or the communities they live in, and has produced environmental and human health costs that we all pay for.…

Clara Sanders

Clara Sanders started at LSP as a volunteer in 2016 and joined LSP’s staff a year later. Clara coordinates the membership renewal cycle, manages membership data in the database, supports staff in using the database for organizing, contributes to communications work, and works on social and racial justice initiatives. Clara grew up in Oklahoma and…  Read More

Amanda Koehler

Amanda Koehler joined LSP’s staff as a policy organizer in 2017. She leads LSP’s federal policy organizing, land access and land legacy policy organizing, and other state policy organizing, along with LSP’s Organizing & Social Change Cohort and LSP’s Family Farm Breakfast & Lobby Day. Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a…  Read More

Brian DeVore

Brian DeVore joined LSP’s staff in 1994 and his responsibilities include coordinating media relations, editing the Land Stewardship Letter, producing the Ear to the Ground podcast, administering the organization’s website, and editing special publications. DeVore grew up on a crop and livestock farm in southwestern Iowa and, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, operated a dairy…  Read More