CSA Farms Delivering to Twin Cities: F-P

Featherstone Farm
Patty Zanski Fisher
43090 City Park Road
Rushford, MN 55971
Phone: 715-892-0327
E-mail: csa@featherstonefarm.com
Website: http://featherstonefarm.com

Featherstone has been a certified organic (MOSA) CSA farm for 23 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. Some of our sites include Valley Natural Foods, Lakewinds Co-ops, Seward Co-ops, Whole Foods Markets, Dunn Brothers Coffee, Eastside Co-op, Mississippi Market Co-ops and Oxendale’s Market. A full listing of our pick-up 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 1 (don’t like it at all) to 5 (love it). Each week, we’ll make up 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 out, ensuring that you’ll get exactly what you’d like each week.

We offer both 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 and we also offer vacation holds and makeup boxes for your busy schedule.

Our shareholders stay connected to our farm and get cooking tips via our weekly newsletters and our social media posts. We also hold an annual CSA Strawberry Social on June 22. Please visit http://featherstonefarm.com for more details.

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• Fox & Fawn Farm
Tim Kirkman
17250 County Road 122
New Germany
Phone: 952-353-1762
E-mail: foxandfawnfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.foxandfawnfarm.com

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 4 and 7) help with raspberry 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 19 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; Chaska; Victoria; and Laconia farmers' market. 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.

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Foxtail Farm
Paul & Chris Burkhouse
124 - 280th Street
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-1762
E-mail: foxtailcsa@yahoo.com
Website: www.foxtailcsa.com

Foxtail Farm offers SPRING and WINTER CSA Shares only! We are the farm you can go to when your Summer CSA ends for the year. For over 20 years, Foxtail Farm has used only natural methods — no chemical fertilizers or pesticides — to produce really healthy, fresh, great tasting produce. We’re located in the St. Croix River Valley near Osceola, Wis., about 50 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities, and deliver to both areas.

Contact us now to to be included in the New Season Notice e-mail for details about the 2019 SPRING CSA season!

SPRING shares:

  • Delivered every-other-Thursday from mid-April through early June.
  • Fresh produce including lots of greens! Also lettuce, kale, radishes, salad turnips, broccoli, napa, baby beets, kohlrabi, basil, arugula, green onions...
  • Storage crops like potatoes, onions and carrots...
  • And whatever else we can grow in our 6 field tunnels!

Our WINTER CSA share is much more than an “extra” or “storage” box or “season extension.” It is an entirely new idea and an entirely separate and full CSA season.

WINTER shares:

  • Delivered once every 3 weeks from November to April, with a break in January. (See drop-sites on our website.)
  • 1 1/9 bushel box
  • Fresh produce from the field for as long as possible, and then from our field tunnels.
  • Winter storage crops.
  • Tasty, healthy treats from our certified kitchen

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Fresh Earth Farms
Chris & Susan James
6455 Oakgreen Ave. S.
Denmark Township, MN 55033
Phone: 651-436-2778
E-mail: Chris@FreshEarthFarms.com
Website: www.FreshEarthFarms.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FreshEarthFarms
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/FreshEarthFarms

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 resell organic fruit, meat and cheese from similar small family farms.

Sustainably Grown: Through the use of cover crops, rotations and organic inputs, we provide nutritious, delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs while improving the soil for future generations.

Money Back Guarantee: We are so confident you will enjoy our deliciously fresh vegetables that we offer a full money back guarantee. See our website for details.

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Gale Woods Farm
Melissa Hochstetler
7210 County Road 110 West
Minnetrista, MN 55364
Phone: 763-694-2001
E-mail: melissa.hochstetler@threeriversparks.org
Website: https://www.threeriversparks.org/page/buy-it-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 teenage 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 lives. Produce is also provided to the Mound Westonka food shelf and STEP in St. Louis Park.

The season runs for 18 weeks from mid-June to mid-October. Two share types are available. Traditional CSA shares feed 3-4 and are picked up market-style at the farm on Tuesday afternoons. Pre-paid Flex shares are available at the on-farm market stand on Saturday mornings with the flexibility to buy the amounts you need when you need them. This market is also open for the general public to purchase produce.

Eggs, meat, maple syrup, honey and other products raised at Gale Woods are available for purchase in the farm store. For sign-up information and pricing, please contact us.

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Green Earth Growers
Jolea Gress & Jenny Hotz
7150 Casey Pkwy.
Prior Lake, MN
Phone: 952-447-4131
E-mail: info@greenearthgrowers.net
Website: www.greenearthgrowers.net

Who's your farmer?

Green Earth Growers was established in 2004. We are women owned and are located about 30 miles south of the Twin Cities. We are strongly committed to sustainable agriculture practices and being good stewards of the land.

We are Certified Naturally Grown, which means our produce is grown in strict accordance with organic standards. We grow a variety of traditional fruit and vegetable favorites, along with some unique heirloom vegetables. Our 16-week CSA offers Full Shares (weekly) and Half Shares (every-other-week). We also offer a Flower Share. Members will receive either Full (10 weeks) or Half Share (five weeks) of our seasonally grown blooms.

Our current delivery day is Tuesday; boxes are ready after 4 p.m. and our drop-sites are:

  • Farm (Prior Lake)
  • Valley Natural Co-op (Burnsville)
  • Lakewinds Co-op (Minnetonka)
  • Mississippi Market (W. 7th, St. Paul)
  • Wagners (Bloomington)
  • Intelligent Nutrients (Northeast Minneapolis)
  • Badger Hill Brewing (Shakopee)

Please check our website for detailed CSA information.

We love knowing where our food comes from and how it is grown!

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• Growing Lots Urban Farm
Seamus Fitzgerald

1915 East 22nd Street, #3
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-391-0333
E-mail: growinglots@gmail.com
Website: www.growinglotsurbanfarm.com

Growing Lots Urban Farm is a ~1 acre market farm located in the Seward Neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Since 2011, we have provided fresh, sustainable, locally grown produce to the greater Twin Cities community through our CSA program and local farmers' markets. Join us for another delicious season of fresh eating. Conveniently located off the Hiawatha Greenway near the intersection of Cedar and Franklin Avenues, picking up your produce and seeing where it comes from couldn't be easier. (1915 east 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404) . For those with a busy schedule, we offer the option to upgrade to home delivery!

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• Harmony Valley Farm
S3442 Wire Hollow Road
Viroqua WI 54665
Phone: 608-483-2143
E-mail: csa@harmonyvalleyfarm.com
Website: www.harmonyvalleyfarm.com

Harmony Valley Farm has been dedicated to growing the highest quality certified organic vegetables for over 40 years. Our farm, located in beautiful southwestern Wisconsin, is co-owned by Richard de Wilde and Andrea Yoder. Our vegetables are distributed throughout the Midwest through our CSA program as well as in partnership with regional food co-ops, retail grocery stores and wholesale distributors.

We have been growing for CSA families for over 25 years and offer a long delivery season running from May to December. In addition to vegetable shares, we also offer beef and pork shares. Each delivery is accompanied by an informative e-mail that includes delicious recipes as well as storage and serving suggestions. Our own Farmer Andrea is also a trained, professional chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Each week Andrea tests and develops recipes for our newsletter and guides you through the box, offering suggestions for how to use and prepare each item.

We offer CSA share delivery in the following areas: Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; Madison, Wis., and the greater Madison area; La Crosse, Wis.; Onalaska, Wis., Viroqua, Wis.

As stewards of the land, we have chosen farming practices to optimize the health of our soil, plants and the surrounding ecosystem. We also have an extensive food safety program and undergo an annual third-party audit. Your support of our farm allows us to pay a fair and living wage as well as offer benefits, including health insurance and a retirement plan to our skilled, hardworking crew members.

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Hmong American Farmers Association
Heather Drake
149 Thompson Avenue East, Suite 210
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-493-8091
E-mail: heather@hmongfarmers.com
Website: www.hmongfarmers.com

The mission of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) is to advance the prosperity of Hmong farmers through cooperative endeavors, capacity building and advocacy. HAFA was started and is led by family farmers, and uses community organizing to do its work.

HAFA's work is grounded in strong communitarian values and based around a comprehensive model that acknowledges that all aspects of the agricultural and food system must be focused on at the same time to truly build intergenerational and community wealth. While some organizations offer trainings and others land access, HAFA helps Hmong farmers access all aspects of the agricultural and food system at once. Like a wheel with many spokes, all the spokes must be aligned and strong for the wheel to turn.

The HAFA Farm is a 155-acre research and incubator farm where Hmong farming families can long-term lease sizable parcels for mixed vegetable and flower production. The HAFA Farm is located just 25 minutes outside of St. Paul.

Please join our CSA and be a part of our valuable work! We offer drop-sites all over the Twin Cities Metro and have many CSA share options available — see details below or check out our website for more information. Sign-up is easy and can be done entirely online.

CSA Share Options:

  • Spring Share: 4 Weeks (May 22-June 12)
  • Summer Share: 12 Weeks (June 26-Sept. 11)
  • Flower Share – Summer: 12 Weeks (June 26-Sept. 11)
  • Flower Share – Fall: 5 weeks (Sept. 25-Oct 23)
  • Fall Share: 7 Weeks( Sept. 25-Nov. 6)
  • Thanksgiving Share: Pick-up the week of Thanksgiving

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Johnson Family Pastures
Tamara Johnson
1206 State Rd. 35
Centuria, WI 54824
Phone: 262-354-5737
E-mail: farmer@johnsonfamilypastures.com
Website: https://www.johnsonfamilypastures.com

Our family humanely raises 100% grass-fed beef, as well as pasture-raised pork, chicken and eggs from heritage breed livestock that are not treated with antibiotics and hormones. We offer discounted Pork, Chicken and Beef Shares. Individual cuts of meat are available for purchase at the farmers' market or by online pre-orders. We have pick-up sites and attend farmers' markets located in South Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis, Stillwater, Minn., and Centuria, Wis., as well as at Baker Orchard and on our farm.

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.

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Little Big Sky Farm
Dan & Jenny Kapernick
30012 290th Street
Henderson, MN 56044
Phone: 651-214-3670
E-mail: littlebigskyfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.littlebigskymn.com

Little Big Sky Farm is a diverse vegetable farm located in Henderson Minn., 50 miles south of the Twin Cities in the Minnesota River Valley. We provide sustainably grown, chemical free produce to the Twin Cities and greater Saint Peter-Mankato area. We sell our produce wholesale, at the East Isles Farmers' Market and through our CSA.

Our Twin Cities pick-up sites are in South Minneapolis, Saint Anthony Park, Saint Paul, Edina, Uptown (East Isles Farmers' Market), Northeast Minneapolis (Tattersall Distilling) and the Seward neighborhood. We also have pick-up locations in Mankato and Saint Peter (Saint Peter Food Co-op).

Our 18-week CSA season runs from mid-June through mid-October. Each box contains a mix of fresh, seasonal and clean vegetables that are all grown on our farm. We focus on beloved vegetables like tomatoes, salad greens, lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, beets, broccoli, green beans, snap peas, herbs and onions, but also grow a wide variety of unique and heirloom vegetables and microgreens to keep things fun and interesting. Throughout the season we host a number of on-farm events and CSA members are always welcome and encouraged to visit the farm.

This season we are offering weekly Full shares and weekly Half shares. Visit our website for more information or get in touch with us via phone/e-mail. We'd love to hear from you!

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Little Flower Farm
Shane & Chiara Dowell
20200 Quinnell Ave. N.
Scandia, MN
Phone: 651-433-3611
E-mail: littleflowerfarmcsa@gmail.com
Website: www.littleflowerfarmcsa.blogspot.com

Little Flower Farm is a 6-acre diversified livestock and vegetable farm located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2019 and our 6th season as a CSA farm. We offer chemical-free vegetables, grass-fed goat cheese, free-range eggs and artisan breads.

We limit our membership so as to pay attention to detail and achieve a personal touch. Our farm-shares include hand illustrated newsletters, flowers in season, and vegetables that have been harvested within hours of delivery. Optional add-ins of eggs, cheese and baked goods.

  • CSA Farm Shares: June-September
  • Goat Cheese Shares: April-October
  • Deliveries to: Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Forest Lake and the Twin
  • Cities.

RESERVE YOUR FARM SHARE & BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

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Mary Dirty Face Farm
Rachel Henderson
N3060 630th St.
Menomonie, WI
612-280-2438
E-mail: henderson.r@gmail.com
Website: www.marydirtyface.com

Certified organic Fruit and Apple Shares!

Located southeast of Menomonie, Wis., our orchard was established in 2009 with an emphasis on regenerative land use and biodiversity, and has been certified organic since 2016. We are drawn to perennial agriculture as a means to sustain the land so that it may sustain our family and community. We are also fruit nerds, and get very excited about the amazing diversity of flavors, textures and experiences that come from uncommon fruits and varieties.

This is our third season offering a fruit CSA. Our fruit share is a great option for an adventurous palate, and we provide tips, recipes and fruit trivia throughout the season. We deliver to the Twin Cities on Saturdays (in Southwest Minneapolis and the Selby/Dale area of Saint Paul), and in Menomonie on Tuesdays.

Choose from 2 options:

  • Full Fruit Share: 10 deliveries, July-October, includes currants, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, plums, pears and a large selection of apples. Deliveries are every week in July, then every-other-week, August through October.
  • Apple Share: 4 deliveries, September-October. Minimum three varieties of apples in each box (usually more!), plus pears and fall raspberries when available.

Both shares offer the opportunity to purchase additional quantities of fruit at wholesale pricing for canning and preserving. We also offer fall meat shares of pastured hogs and lambs — priority for sign-up for members.

Limited number of work shares available; please contact us for more information.

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My Minnesota Farmer
Jean & Dean Braatz
35100 191st Ave.
Montgomery, MN 56069

Phone: 612-245-6271
E-mail: csa@mymnfarmer.com
Website: www.mymnfarmer.com

If you love getting an abundance of produce each week and eating with the seasons, a CSA may be for you. As your farmers, we strive to offer the best, freshest and most delicious produce around.

We offer more than 30 different varieties of vegetables and fruit over an 18-week regular season or a 21-week extended season. We also offer Thanksgiving shares. Our main focus is growing fruits and vegetables that most people know and enjoy. As a CSA member or visitor, you may visit our online store to purchase individual products.

We sell young, tender, tasty, broiler chickens raised on grass and sunshine, grass-fed beef shares, pastured pork, grass-fed lamb and Thanksgiving turkeys as additional ways to feed your family with utmost confidence that you are eating quality food.

Our farm is situated on 40 acres, 30 miles south of the Twin Cities. We have slowly been growing the farm piece-by-piece, each year growing more food on healthier soils. You’ll benefit from the superior produce harvested from our 14 high tunnels. We are committed to growing our food free of chemicals in a natural and sustainable way and providing that food to you in its freshest, simplest form.

Come to the farm where you can bring home any “extras” we’ve been blessed with or choose one of 18 drop-sites. We celebrate with farm events and love to show you how we grow your eco-ganic food. Allow us the opportunity to be your farmer.

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• Open Arms of Minnesota- Open Farms
Kelly Wilson
2500 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-767-6231
E-mail: kellyw@openarmsmn.org
Website: https://www.openarmsmn.org

Open Farms is an urban farm and CSA run by the nonprofit organization Open Arms of Minnesota. At Open Arms, we nourish body, mind and soul by preparing and delivering free, nutritious meals to people living in the Twin Cities Metro Area and who have life-threatening and chronic illnesses like cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. By purchasing a share, you'll not only enjoy healthy eating each week in your own home, but you'll help provide funding for meals for people living with life threatening illnesses.

Open Farms consists of multiple urban sites in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. By turning vacant lots into vibrant gardens, we are transforming underutilized urban spaces into food and providing a platform for discussions around food justice. At the farm, we use organic methods and permaculture principles to work with nature, rather than against it. We use a variety of different growing techniques to maximize efficiency. We use companion planting, crop rotations, cover-cropping and green manure as ways to increase productivity, build healthy soil and reduce pest problems. Consider eating healthy with us this year and purchase a share from Open Farms.

CSA Membership details for 2019 include: 16 weeks of produce, beginning mid-June, with a choice of two sizes — full-share or half-share (bi-weekly), weekly recipes, and the option to purchase add-ons. Sign up today at: www.openarmsmarket.org/csa-shares.html.

Pick-up/drop-off: Pick up day is Thursday. Customers can choose from multiple pick-up locations in Minneapolis (Northeast and South) and in St. Paul.

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Pearson Organics LLC
Kristin Pearson
2009 11th St. SW
Rochester, MN
Phone: 507-261-5098
Email: pearsonorganics@gmail.com
Website: https://www.pearsonorganicsfarm.com

Pearson Organics LLC is a woman owned farm, nestled in the small community of Oronoco, Minn. We farm 4 acres of fresh, nutritious and beautiful vegetables. Our CSA, which is delivered on Tuesdays to locations throughout the Twin Cities (see website), is choice-based.

Each week YOU choose what goes in your box so you can make meals you want to eat. Half-share members choose 6 "items" per week and full-share members choose 10. An item is a set amount of a specific vegetable — for example, 4 bell peppers or a ½ pound bag of salad mix. We always strive to make the amounts enough for 2+ meals. The farm is currently in transition to organic and will seek certification in the 2020 growing season. Pearson Organics is committed to: growing vegetables without chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, utilizing practices that maximize soil health and ecological resiliency, and contributing to the growing local food system and economy of southeastern Minnesota in a just and sustainable way. Sign up with us today!

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