CSA Farms Delivering to Twin Cities: S-W

• Shared Ground Farmers' Co-op
Emily Hanson
804 Margaret St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-621-2771
E-mail: sharedground@
sharedgroundcoop.com

Website: https://sharedgroundcoop.com

Multi-farm Summer, Cheese and Fall Shares Available!

Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative is a farmer-owned co-op located in Saint Paul, Minn. We are a majority immigrant-owned cooperative with a mission of supporting small, immigrant and minority farms and helping to make environmentally sustainable farming a living wage job for any and all who choose to pursue it. Our farms are located in central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin and we're proud to be able to offer an abundant variety of local, seasonal products, all of which are either certified organic or grown using sustainable practices (no harsh chemicals or GMOs).

We offer a multi-farm CSA program, which means that you will get a changing variety of products throughout the season, all coming from farmers of many different cultures. Our Summer CSA program is delivered to multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities every Wednesday for 18 weeks, starting in mid-June. Enjoy weekly newsletters with recipes and farm updates, as well as free cooking classes to help you cook with, store and preserve your box contents! Sign-up here: https://signup.sharedgroundcoop.com.

In 2019, Shared Ground is excited to offer the following CSA Share options:

  • Full Summer Share — 18 boxes delivered mid-June through mid-October.
  • Half Summer Share — 18 boxes delivered mid-June through mid-October.
  • Local Cheese Share — 9 shares delivered mid-June through mid-October.
  • Fall Share — 4 boxes delivered over 8 weeks mid-October through mid-December.
  • Bountiful Shares — our Bountiful Shares nicely bundle your choice of a Full or Half Summer Share, with a locally produced Cheese Share.
  • All Seasons Bountiful Shares — Our All Seasons Bountiful Shares bundle together a summer share of your choice along with a cheese share and fall share, and offer you a discount for doing so!

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• Shepherd Moon Farm
Julie Arnold
16987 260th Street
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Phone: 651-276-9093
E-mail: shepherdmoonfarm@gmail.com
Website: http://shepherdmoonfarm.com

Shepherd Moon Farm is located on 47 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 manures and mulching. In 2017, Julie’s mother, who had started the CSA nine years ago, passed the farm down to her. As the owner and operator, Julie is growing food on the land she grew up on.

Main season shares run for 17-18 weeks, June through October, with four additional fall shares through November. A full-share is a bushel each week and feeds a family of four. Half-shares are a half-bushel every week — great for family of two. 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 choose from the two locations in Minneapolis: Clockwork (in Northeast) or in the midtown Phillips Neighborhood. We grow a large variety of produce with 8 to 18 different vegetables, herbs and occasional berries available each week.

Sign-up with your deposit by March 15 and you will receive an early spring bonus share in April! We have a work requirement for our members to become more familiar with the farm. Come share in the experience of planting, growing and harvesting by visiting the farm!

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• Sogn Valley Farm
Dana Jokela
4830 360th Street
Cannon Falls, MN
Phone: 763-614-8853
E-mail: dana@sognvalleyfarm.com
Website: www.sognvalleyfarm.com

Sogn Valley Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm and native plant nursery located in Cannon Falls, approximately 45 miles south of the Twin Cities. We employ a variety of ecological farming practices to maintain soil health and landscape biodiversity while growing vegetables to feed our community. You can get our produce at the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market or our weekly on-farm market on Fridays in Cannon Falls. Native plants are available at the farmers’ market, our on-farm market, select native plant expos, or by special order.

Our Market CSA program is great for those who want maximum choice in the quantity and variety of vegetables they receive. Buy a share of a certain value and we’ll provide you a gift card that can be used at any of our markets to purchase both vegetables and plants. Discounts increase for larger shares and earlier payment.

• Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities •
We are looking for full- and part-time employees to help in all areas of farm operation. Specific position descriptions are available on the Employment Page of our website. Please get in touch if you’re interested!

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Spring Hill Community Farm
Mike Racette & Patty Wright
Spring Hill Community Farm
545 1 ½ Ave.
Prairie Farm, WI
Phone: 715-455-1319
E-mail: springhill@chibardun.net
Website: www.springhillcommunityfarm.com

Connecting people and land since 1992.

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St. Croix Valley CSA
Liz Talley, Urban Graze
P.O. Box 54
Champlin, MN 55316
Phone: 952-201-2330
E-mail: l.talley@comcast.net
Website: http://ugraze.com

St. Croix Valley CSA is a quiet community of small family farms near Baldwin, Wis. They are one of the largest distributors of local organic produce to Twin Cities’ grocers, co-ops and restaurants. CSA delivery is on Thursdays to 20+ drop-sites across the metro area — urban Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and wide ranging suburbs including Anoka, Edina, Golden Valley, West St. Paul and Hudson, Wis.

The farmers serve as true environmental and land stewardship mentors; sustainability, conservation, low energy, and low waste have been a part of their everyday living without interruption for generations.

Farming is by wind, solar, hydro, hand and horse power. Longstanding seed-saving practices offer members many heirloom crops; ice saved from frozen winter ponds provide year-round “refrigeration.” All produce is grown using organic farming practices. Most all is certified organic. No GMOs, no chemicals, no pesticides, no hormones, no pollution—not even the noise of machines!

This very unique CSA connects members with a special farming community. You’ll get farm letters; often treats as bonus gifts from the farms’ licensed kitchen. The focus of every box is on user-friendly, colorful favorites with wide, balanced variety, for very easy meal making.

Over 250 varieties of veggies, fruit, and herbs are grown. With many produce and egg share options, plus “ala carte” choices, you’ll surely find shares just right for your household!

Liz Talley, Urban Graze, home cook and recipe developer, has facilitated the CSA for 8 years. Members receive weekly meal planning ideas, storage tips, and many creative, simple recipes using combinations of the produce varieties found in their box.

A community of experienced, lifelong farmers means the highest quality control, greater variety, and less risk to members. The farms’ “Share CSA” program brings food to low income seniors, kids and families. We welcome you!

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Tangletown Gardens
Andrew Bruwelheide
5353 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 952-212-7624
E-mail: andrew@tangletowngardens.com
Website: www.tangletowngardens.com/csa

At Tangletown Gardens Farm, we are committed to sustainable agriculture on our 100-acre operation in Plato, Minn., where we grow the delicious, nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs and fruits for your CSA. For us, sustainability isn't just the latest buzzword — rather it's an approach we have instilled in many facets of our farm, from the use of solar energy to power our farm and our extensive composting practices, to the use of cover crops to improve our soils. You can be assured the food in your CSA share comes from a farm that has priorities guided by sustainability and land stewardship.

Tangletown Gardens CSA shares run for 18 weeks from mid-spring through mid-fall. You will receive flavorful, hard-to-find heirloom varieties and long-standing kitchen favorite produce, grown without chemically-based fertilizers or pesticides. Each week your share is accompanied by a newsletter providing useful information and recipes.

We also host events at our farm during the summer so you can see firsthand the land on which your shares have been grown. We offer Large Shares (best suited for a family of 4+), Medium Shares (ideal for 2-3), Small Shares (ideal for a single person or as an introduction CSA share), and Fresh Salad Shares, which provide enough leafy greens and veggies for 3 entrée-sized salads weekly.

We offer the following pick-up sites:

  • Fulton Brewery in Minneapolis
  • Tangletown Gardens/Wise Acre Eatery in Minneapolis
  • Bad Weather Brewing in St. Paul, MN
  • Tangletown Gardens Farm in Plato, MN
  • Flying Dutchman Distillery in Eden Prairie, MN
  • Spirit of Hope Church in Golden Valley, MN
  • Pure Life Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Glencoe, MN
  • Kopplins Coffee in St. Paul, MN
  • Sociable Cider Werks, NE Minneapolis
  • Chanhassen at Lakewinds Coop.
  • Minnetonka at Lakewinds Coop.

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TC Farm - Meat CSA
Jack & Betsy McCann
10389 Baker Ave. SW
Montrose, MN 55363
Phone: 612-217-1770
E-mail: info@tc.farm
Website: https://tc.farm

TC Farm is a meat and egg CSA with over 60 monthly pick-up sites all over the greater Twin Cities Metro and St. Cloud areas.

20 percent off coupon code can be found here: https://tc.farm/LSP.

We offer:

  • Pasture-raised eggs and chicken.
  • 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb.
  • No-soy grass-fed pork.
  • Heritage turkey.
  • Hand-made organic spiced sausages & warm-and-serve meals.
  • Partner products like mushrooms, sourdough bread, seasonal produce.

Raised with Care

  • Sustainable grazing on green pasture.
  • Certified and transition organic feed.
  • Heritage and slow-growth breeds.
  • We NEVER use hormones or any type of growth drug, genetically modified grains, or any other shortcuts. Ever.

Customize

  • Receive only the type of food you enjoy.
  • Set your own budget.
  • Skip a delivery any time.
  • Make changes any time.

Our packages fit in a standard freezer, no chest freezer required.

Only the Best

Our focus on sustainable grazing and pasture-raised, slow-growth heritage breeds produces the most flavorful, healthy and respectful meats available. By moving our herd to fresh pasture on a regular basis, we are taking care of the land we farm, building topsoil, sequestering carbon and protecting local streams along the way.

We are looking forward to feeding you soon!

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Thorn Crest Farm
Gary & Maureen Vosejpka
11822 Cabot Ave.
Dundas, MN 55019
Phone: 507-645-4182
E-mail: info@thorncrestfarm.com
Website: www.thorncrestfarm.com

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!

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Treasured Haven Farm
Pete, Peg, Zach & Ike Johnson
53407 Government Road
Rush City, MN 55069
Phone: 320-358-3581
E-mail: csa@treasuredhavenfarm.com
Website: www.treasuredhavenfarm.com

Treasured Haven Farm is an organic family farm that your family can consider your own, with unique options for a variety of farm products, activities and events.

As a non-traditional CSA program that encourages visiting the farm, we have shares and pre-order volume discount options for: Certified Organic Maple Syrup, Chicken Shares, Straw Bale Garden Pack, Herb and Veggie Garden Plants, BackYard Chicken Feed, Sunflower Seed, Pet Hay, FarmCrafts, Bulk Veggies; and Seasonal Passes for Photographer Shoots, Sunflower Viewing, Farm Visits, Trail Running, and more!

These shares are a great choice for those who garden themselves, prefer farmers' markets, or have another veggie share, but desire a family farm connection experience. Check details on our farm website.

Shares are available for pick-up on the farm near Rush City in east-central Minnesota, or optional home delivery throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area within 75 miles of our farm, as available by location. Contact the farm for options. Treasured Haven UpNorth in Crosslake, Minn., also provides a retail storefront and pick-up location for Treasured Haven Farm products.

Treasured Haven Farm is an easy drive for events, hiking farm and woodland trails, and enjoying the countryside on 450 acres overlooking the Scenic St. Croix River Valley. The farm hosts sunflower field viewing or photography, and cross-country adventure trail running races, which are also open to the public!

Visit www.treasuredhavenfarm.com for more information and registration.

Hope you can join us at Treasured Haven Farm. Thank you for supporting local agriculture!

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Turnip Rock Farm/ Cosmic Wheel Creamery
Josh Bryceson & Rama Hoffpauir
260 95th Street
Clear Lake, 54005
Phone: 715-268-9311
E-mail: turniprock@gmail.com
Website: www.turniprock.com

As a member of Turnip Rock and the Cosmic Wheel Creamery, you are part of a whole farm ecosystem; we strive for a balanced farm with many carbon sequestering grazing acres. You’ll have access to our 100% grass-fed artisan cheeses, whey-fed pastured pork, 100% grass-fed beef, plus family friendly vegetables that you will recognize when you open your box! We invite you to have a look at our website to see what you can expect when you join our CSA.

Large, Medium, Small share options available. "Eat Like a Farmer" share with all the goods available from our farm; customize a share to include vegetables, meat, cheese and/or eggs.

  • Weekly delivery on Thursdays.
  • Weekly online blog with recipes and photos.
  • E-mail reminders to let you know when your box has been delivered.
  • Easy online sign up and payment plans available.
  • CSA members get the best of what we grow .
  • Full-time farmers, fully equipped with irrigation, wash stations, coolers and a great crew to bring you the goods in good condition!
  • Try our online store to keep you stocked up all year-round.

* Drop Sites in TC Metro Area *

Robbinsdale, Stillwater Co-op, Roseville off Snelling and Roselawn, Sunnyside Gardens in Edina, Northeast Benjamin St. in Minneapolis, Butter Bakery in South Minneapolis, 38th and Hiawatha in South Minneapolis, Maplewood, Falcon Heights, Mississippi Market on West 7th in Saint Paul.

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• Urban Roots
Sydney Davis
463 Maria Ave., #207
Saint Paul, MN
Phone: 651-228-7073
E-mail: garden@urbanrootsmn.org
Website: www.urbanrootsmn.org/csa

Urban Roots is a 50-year-old nonprofit with the mission of cultivating and empowering youth through nature, healthy food and community. With the support of our CSA members and other community partnerships, we run a full-time summer youth internship, providing paid work experience and leadership development for 60 young people who live on the East Side of Saint Paul.

Market Garden interns participate in every aspect of running the CSA business, from seed to sale. This means selecting which crops to grow, planting them, nurturing them, harvesting and ensuring that extra care is taken with each CSA box.

Urban Roots practices sustainable agriculture and organic growing methods. For those of you who live in Saint Paul, the food you’ll enjoy in your CSA share literally could not be any more local — all six of our growing sites are on the East Side, and three sites are within three blocks of your pick-up location at Mississippi Market.

Our CSA share is designed for a couple or small family. Each box features 6-12 vegetables, herbs and fruits, including rare and heirloom varieties that are hard to find at the supermarket or co-op. The quantity of produce will increase throughout the season — expect lighter boxes in June and heavier boxes in August and September. We have two share options: a 12-week summer share or a 16-week extended share.

CSA boxes are available for pick-up at Mississippi Market at 704 E. 7th Street in East Saint Paul.

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• Waxwing Farm
Anna Racer & Peter Skold
4800 Dent Ave.
Webster, MN
Phone: 952-652-6552
E-mail: farmers@waxwingfarm.com
Website: www.waxwingfarm.com

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 an 18-week vegetable share that starts in mid-June and runs through mid-October. 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 14 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, honey share and pastured pork (by the whole- or half-hog).

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.

Please see our website for specific drop-site locations and a map of our home delivery range.

• Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities •
We are looking to hire two full-time and two part-time employees this season.

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