CSA Farms That Deliver to Twin Cities: A-E

• Amador Hill Farm & Orchard
Kayla Pridmore
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN
Phone: 651-583-0705
E-mail: kayla@w-e-i.org
Website: www.amadorhillfarm.org

Amador Hill Farm and Orchard is a certified organic vegetable and apple farm and a program of the Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI). Our farm is located in Almelund, Minn., and helps support and serve WEI’s educational mission. WEI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to agricultural, food, and environmental justice.

Becoming a CSA member helps support this mission by supporting the demonstration farm and educational programs. We offer three seasonal CSAs: Spring Greens (April 30th-June 4th), Peak Summer Gourmet (July 9-Aug. 27), and Autumn Bounty (Sept. 17-Oct. 22). We deliver all of our CSA shares on Fridays to drop-sites in the Twin Cities, North Branch, and Wyoming. CSA members get special invitations to the farm and are invited to become a part of the farm community. Workshare options, CSA pricing, drop-site list, and EBT/SNAP options can be found at the Amador Hill Farm website or by calling 651-583-0705.

For residents in the North Branch, Taylors Falls, and Cambridge area, check out the North Circle online website (www.northcircleonline.org); this is an east-central Minnesota online farmers’ market which is another program of the Women’s Environmental Institute. The online market runs from June to October, providing a virtual market representing 12 different local farms committed to sustainable and organically certified farming practices.

We also grow farmers, gardeners, and others looking for sustainability, as well as environmental and farm-related classes. Check out our education program — Down to Earth: Sustainability and Justice Education.

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

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

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

We have had a CSA program for many years. Over these years we have learned that flexibility is very important. The year 2021 marks the third year of our flexible CSA program. Our Flex CSA Program offers the following benefits:

• Partnership with Axdahl Farms, your local farm.
• Expanded time period to enjoy local produce. You’re not limited to just 18 weeks!
• Flexibility to get the quantities and varieties of produce that fit your needs and schedule. No set time or day to pick up a box!
• Ability to include flowering plants, veggies, herbs and more for your own personal gardens.
• Knowledge of where your food comes from.
• Ensuring the success of a local farm and the families we employ.
• Strengthening our local economy by keeping food dollars here.
• Sharing in the rewarding experience of being connected with your food, the land, and the farmer.

When you sign-up, you’ll receive a prepaid gift card good for everything we offer at our farm market in Stillwater, including our delicious seasonal produce. CSA members will also share in our bounties when we have extra sweet corn and/or other goodies.

Weather permitting, May starts out our season with asparagus, fresh herbs and lettuces as well as other greenhouse/high tunnel grown produce. April and May means bedding plants, and veggie and herb plants. Summer veggies include sweet corn, green beans, zucchini, and yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and more. Fall brings pumpkins (including our Pick-Your-Own Patch!), winter squash, Brussels sprouts and more. The Christmas season becomes a winter wonderland at Axdahl’s. You can use your CSA membership card for fresh cut trees, garland, custom decorated wreaths, and other holiday décor.

Visit our website at www.axdahlfarms.com for details and to sign up now.

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• Big River Farms
Matt Frank
14220 Ostlund Trail N. Ste. B
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Phone: 651-433-3676
E-mail: bigriverfarms@thefoodgroupmn.org
Website: bigriverfarms.org

Big River Farms is a certified organic food hub, operated by The Food Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to build a sustainable food system based on social, economic, and environmental justice through education, training, and partnerships. We aggregate produce grown by beginning farmers who have historically faced discrimination and are enrolled in our land-based farmer education program. As a CSA member, you'll support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) and New American (immigrant and refugee) farmers and our food justice mission.

Our CSA operates 18 weeks from mid-June through mid-October. We offer fully customizable CSA shares of certified organic vegetables in two sizes: full shares (¾ bushel) and half shares (½ bushel). These veggie shares are both delivered once a week over the 18-week CSA season. Half shares contain 5-7 different produce items each week, suitable for 1-2 people, while full shares contain 10-12 items, suitable for 3-5 people.

We also offer two types of certified organic, locally grown fruit shares sourced from two farm partners in nearby Wisconsin and Minnesota. Fruit shares can be purchased separately, or as add-on options during the CSA sign-up process. Subsidized shares for EBT-SNAP customers are also available through our partnership with FairShare CSA Coalition (up to 50% off the total cost).

We make CSA deliveries once-a-week on Wednesdays to the drop-site of your choice in and around the Twin Cities Metro, including 14 different locations throughout Minneapolis, Saint Paul, New Hope, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, and Marine on St. Croix.

Additional drop-site information, CSA pricing, and online purchase and payment options (such as monthly installments and EBT/SNAP), can be found at: https://www.harvie.farm/profile/big-river-farms.

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

Blackbrook Farm is a certified organic diversified family farm. We grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit for a 100-member CSA and local farm-to-table restaurants. We also raise pastured heritage-bred hogs, a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle and certified organic meat chickens! Our 140-acre farm is located 60 miles outside of the Twin Cities in Amery, Wis.

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

We offer a Customized CSA for both our Summer and Fall Shares. When you sign-up for a CSA with our farm, we will create a customized box based on your preferences. You will be able to view, change, swap and add products for others that are available. For example, don’t like eggplant? You can give it a low score and never see an eggplant in your box. Love carrots? You can swap more for a different crop you don’t want or also add-on more to your order.

We offer full- and half-share options to our members. Our boxes start in mid-June and run weekly or bi-weekly for 16 weeks. Our Fall Share is a 2- or 4-week share extension. We grow many crops, including everything from tomatoes and potatoes and fresh herbs to carrots, spinach, broccoli, strawberries, and sweet corn. We also offer a locally-grown and harvested Mushroom Share add-on and weekly pastured pork, organic chicken, and grass-fed beef, as well as local honey add-ons.

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

Find the 2021 sign-up form and what our CSA is all about at http://blackbrookfarmstead.com/signup.

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Burning River Farm
Michael Noreen
1125 Clam Falls Dr.
Frederic, WI 54837

Phone: 715-653-2245
E-mail: farmer@burningriverfarm.com
Website: www.burningriverfarm.com

For 2021, we will be focusing once again on our Farmers' Market CSA Shares. Like a traditional CSA share, our members pay ahead for their season's vegetables. Unlike a traditional box share, instead of a pre-packed box, our members attend the farmers' market when they choose, and take home only the vegetables that they choose. This works with a prepaid account with the farm which come in three amounts. With each level, our members receive an additional value to their share. If you do not attend the market any given week, then no value is lost on your account. To boot, any unused credit rolls over to the following season! Members receive a weekly newsletter with recipes, specials, and complimentary herbs.

We attend three markets in Minneapolis on Saturdays: Mill City Farmers' Market (Downtown Minneapolis), Northeast Minneapolis Farmers' Market, and the Midtown Farmers' Market (South Minneapolis). On Sunday mornings, we attend the Saint Paul Farmers' Market (Downtown Saint Paul). To see what we grow, when it is available, and our market price list, please visit the farm website.

Since 2006, Burning River Farm has been growing delicious, chemical free vegetables for our members and customers. With an extensive cover crop rotation, no plastic mulches, and no chemicals used, we grow your produce with your health and the health of the soil as a priority.

See you at the market!

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Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat
Chrystal Johnson
566 250th St.
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 218-211-1400
E-mail: csa@buttermilkcsa.com
Website: buttermilkcsa.com

Buttermilk Falls CSA has operated on land in conservation for over 30 years of chemical-free growing using open-pollinated seeds. CSA memberships support our nonprofit, which features nature-based programs, life-sharing in a multigenerational, multi-abled community, therapeutic and artistic retreats, and residencies centering BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. Buttermilk CSA share boxes, grown using biodynamic practices, contain a mix of all the basics, along with a few specialty items such as watercress and strawberries.

Share Options Include:

  • 20-week season June - October
  • 10-week early season June to mid-August
  • 10-week later season mid-August to October
  • A 3/4 bushel box of farm fresh produce each week for either 10 or 20 weeks
  • A vacation week each 10-week season (we'll add one on at the end of the season)
  • A substitution on any produce for which you'd prefer
  • A farm community that you can trust honors organic and biodynamic farming principles
  • An option to participate in food justice
  • A list of add-on options such as maple syrup, fresh flowers, and home delivery
  • Saturday pick-up at one of our convenient locations listed below

Stillwater:

  • River Market Co-op
  • Minneapolis (neighborhood residences): Northeast, Powderhorn, Longfellow, Kingfield

Saint Paul:

  • Wild Tree Wellness (Grand Avenue)

A visit to our folk school and farmland is encouraged as we offer retreats and artistic experiences. Explore the surrounding forest, restored native prairie, waterfall, labyrinth and natural spring. (Non-electric cabin(s) and camping (HipCamp) available on-site.)

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• Clover Bee Farm
Margo & Andrew Hanson-Pierre
35145 Reed Ave.

Shafer, MN 55074
Phone: 952-261-3312
E-mail: cloverbeefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.cloverbeefarm.com

Clover Bee Farm is a 3-acre farm run by Margo and Andrew Hanson-Pierre. We try to keep as much diversity on the farm as possible to promote healthy insect populations for pollinators and beneficials, while minimizing pest insects. We are very conscious about how we impact the land and that drives how we practice farming.

We’re fascinated by nature and how many different vegetable varieties there are and we share that fascination with our members and market customers through our very diverse and unique array of vegetables.

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Costa Produce Farm
Karin Costa
9411 Dellwood Rd. N.
White Bear Lake, MN 55115
Phone: 651-653-1269
Email: Info@costafarm.com
Website: www.costaproducefarm.com

Costa Produce Farm, in business for 101 years, has the growing experience that speaks volumes in our CSA boxes. Beautiful, fresh, nutrient-dense, sustainably grown produce, harvested with food safety measures in mind. Being good stewards of the land, Costa Farm uses organic chemistry if needed, crop rotation for healthier soil, a raised bed mulch system to reduce water usage and to foster the healthiest plants that give our members the finest produce. Located near White Bear Lake, Costa’s has maintained the highest level of food safety certification for the past 8 years. We offer a very diverse produce lineup, over 40 different veggies, herbs, and fruits included throughout the 14-week program.

Our boxes are plentiful and reasonably priced to feed your family. We offer dozens of pickup locations in the Twin Cities area. Mini, Half and Full shares available for any size family. We send our members a weekly e-mailed letter to help with meal planning and include recipes. We would love to have you as a member! Sign up or get more information at costacsa.com.

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Country Taste Farm
Peter Clay
36463 Blackfoot St. NW
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: 763-689-5727
E-mail: claypcfarm@q.com
Website: www.countrytastefarm.com

Country Taste Farm CSA has been serving central Minnesota for 11 years. The fruits and vegetables we grow express our most basic values: to provide naturally grown, nutrient-rich, exceptionally tasty, environmentally-friendly foods.

Country Taste Farm uses Integrated Pest Management and SaniDate 5.0 produce Wash & Disinfectant. Most food-borne illnesses are caused by E. coli, listeria, and salmonella. SaniDate has been proven to reduce 99.9% of these pathogens. Produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed protection and drip irrigation. We have 4 high tunnels: high tunnels protect the plants from frost, hail, and cool weather to give a longer growing season. We continue to build our soil using a base of natural turkey fertilizer to increase soil organic matter and microbial activity. Then we add the missing elements to the soil to help us grow farm-fresh, nutritionally-dense, tasty fruits, and vegetables. We have 7 acres under cultivation.

2021 CSA membership includes 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of 2 sizes: ¼ Share (¼ bushel) and ½ Share (½ bushel). Farm pick-up Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Deliveries: Cambridge to Blaine, Tuesday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy 10); Dalbo to Anoka, Thursday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10). On-farm store open to public Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

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Dancing Gnome Farm
Lauren Barry
17023 658th St.
Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone: 612-270-7237
E-mail: dancinggnomefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.dancinggnomefarm.com

Dancing Gnome Farm is a certified organic farm nestled in the bluffs outside Wabasha, Minn. We grow a splendid array of over 40 types of vegetables (300+ varieties!) and raise pastured laying hens. Our CSA boxes are a ½ bushel box packed with everything the season has to offer, from staples like carrots and salad greens to some of our favorites like edamame, pointed cabbages, and popcorn.

Membership options include:

  • Spring Greens Share
  • Half or Full Summer Share
  • Winter Storage Share
  • Eggs Share Add-On

Find pricing and details at www.dancinggnomefarm.com.

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Dancing the Land Farm
Liz Dwyer
19485 Estes Road
Clearwater, MN
Phone: 320-558-2853
E-mail: elizabethadwyer@gmail.com
Website: www.dancingtheland.com

Dancing the Land Farm is a non-certified, beyond organic/no-till, small family farm on Ojibwe and Dakota lands in central Minnesota with a deep commitment to growing beautiful and vital food, flowers, and heritage proteins with an ethic that protects our soil, water, and the world our grandchildren will inherit. Our CSA is an intimately seasonal journey through the phenomenally diverse and delicious offerings of an expertly-tended Minnesota garden row. Plus each CSA member also receives our beloved weekly newsletter full of recipes, photos, and the thoughtful verses of a farmer in love with the land and the profession of feeding people.

We offer quite a few pick-up locations across the Twin Cities Metro and the Saint Cloud area, and are open to adding more if folks don't see one that suits them. All food should be this beautiful.

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

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

Our share boxes are delivered to Austin, Rochester, St. Paul, and Minneapolis on Thursdays during our 18-week summer program — we have over 20 drop locations in the Twin Cities area (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.

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