CSA Farms Delivering to Twin Cities: S-W

• Shared Ground Farmers' Cooperative — SOLD OUT —
Victoria Hoffman

804 Margaret Street
Saint Paul, MN
Phone: 651-621-2771
E-mail: sharedground@
sharedgroundcoop.com

Website: https://sharedgroundcoop.com

Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative is a farmer-owned co-op located in Saint Paul. 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 all who choose to pursue it. Our farms are located in central and southern Minnesota, as well as 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.

We offer a multi-farm CSA program so you 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 share!

Shared Ground offers 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 boxes delivered mid-June through mid-October.
  • Fall Share — 4 boxes delivered over 8 weeks mid-October through mid-December.
  • Bountiful Share — bundle a Full or Half Summer Share with a local Cheese Share.
  • All Seasons Bountiful Share — bundle together a Full or Half summer along with a Cheese Share and Fall Share and get a discount!

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Shepherd Moon Farm — SOLD OUT —
Julie Arnold
16987 260th Street
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Phone: 651-276-9093
E-mail: shepherdmoonfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.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 manure, and mulching. In 2017, Julie’s mother, who had started the CSA 10 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 a 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 so our members can 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 — SOLD OUT —
Dana Jokela
4830 360th Street
Cannon Falls
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 St. Paul Farmers’ Market or through our Farm Share program. Native plants are available at the farmers’ market, select native plant expos, or by special order.

If the St. Paul Farmers’ Market is convenient for you, consider buying a Market Card. This swipeable card is valued higher than the purchase price and can be used at any of our markets to purchase both vegetables and plants. Discounts increase for larger shares and earlier payment.

New for 2020 is our Farm Share program — personalized and customizable weekly deliveries of vegetables to locations in Cannon Falls, Northfield, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. Our main season is 20 weeks from mid-June through October and is offered in two share sizes. Our winter season runs from November through February and will offer expanded pickup locations in the Twin Cities metro. See our website for details.

• 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 — SOLD OUT —
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, land, and food 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. We are one of the largest distributors of local organic produce to Twin Cities’ grocers, co-ops, and restaurants. A community of experienced, lifelong farmers means the highest quality control, incredible variety (over 250 kinds of veggies, fruits, and herbs grown), and less risk to members.

The focus of every box is on user-friendly, meal-oriented, colorful favorites with wide, balanced variety. Facilitated by recipe developer Liz Talley of Urban Graze, the weekly newsletter provides meal planning ideas, storage tips, and many creative, simple recipes using combinations of the produce varieties found in their box.

This is our 10th CSA season. Thursday delivery to 20+ metro sites in St. Paul and Minneapolis, plus suburbs, including Edina, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park, and Anoka. We offer June-October weekly and bi-weekly Produce and Egg Shares. ½ bushel, ¾ bushel, 7/8 bushel (pre-split box, built for 2 households); + honey, maple syrup, and November Produce/Pantry Share.

The farmers are 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 rare and heirloom crops; ice harvested from frozen winter ponds provides year-round refrigeration.

All of the 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 even get farm letters and bonus treat gifts from the farms’ licensed kitchen. The farms’ “Share CSA” program brings food to low income seniors, kids, and families.

St. Croix Valley CSA welcomes you!

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Standing Oak Permaculture
Ryan Franke

3270 Black Oak Drive
Eagan, MN
Phone: 651-399-9632
E-mail: standingoakpermaculture@gmail.com

Standing Oak Permaculture is a mushroom farm nestled amongst the burr oak trees and rolling hills of Eagan, Minn. We transform plant residue such as organic wheat bran, organic coffee grounds, woodchips and sawdust into delicious and healing mushrooms. We utilize a diversity of mushroom cultivation techniques to grow a wide variety of mushrooms, each with a unique flavor on the palate and a signature wellness for the body.

This will be our 4th season growing mushrooms and our 1st season offering a CSA. Indeed, the Twin Cities' first mushroom CSA! The season will run from the first week in June through the the middle of October for a total of 18 weeks. You can expect roughly 1 pound of mushrooms per box, including log-grown shiitake, oyster, nameko, lion's mane, wine cap, and almond agaricus mushrooms. You can also look forward to wild foraged mushrooms, which may include chanterelle, hedgehog, black trumpet, lobster, chicken of the woods, and/or hen of the woods, depending on the season and its abundance.

Additionally, we are offering two add-ons:

1) Superpower mushrooms: These potent mushrooms are to be consumed as elixirs, such as in teas and tinctures (recipes included). The energizing Cordyceps and immunity boosting Reishi will be delivered in four installments, along with your regular weekly share.

2) Grow your own: Four unique mushroom grow kits administered across the span of the season. Delve deeper into your understanding of the fungal Queendom by growing them on your back porch or on your kitchen table (detailed care instructions included).

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Tangletown Gardens Farm — SOLD OUT —
Andrew Bruwelheide
5353 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone: 612-822-4769
E-mail: andrew@tangletowngardens.com
Website: www.tangletowngardens.com

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 to our extensive composting practices, to the use of cover crops and rotational grazing with our animals to improve our soil health. You can be assured the food in your CSA share comes from a farm that has priorities guided by sustainability and land stewardship.

The Tangletown Gardens CSA program runs 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), and Small Shares (ideal for a single person or as an introductory CSA share), as well as Mushroom and Coffee add on shares.

We offer the following pick-up sites:

  • Tuesday pick-up at Tangletown Gardens/Wise Acre Eatery, Minneapolis, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday pick-up at Bad Weather Brewery, Minneapolis, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday pick-up at Fulton Brewery, Minneapolis, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday pick-up at Kopplin's Coffee, St. Paul, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday pick-up at Spirit of Hope Church, Golden Valley, Minn., 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday pick-up at Sociable Cider Werks, northeast Minneapolis, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • *New* Wednesday pick-up at Waconia Brewing, Waconia, Minn., 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday pick-up at Pure Life Chiropractic, Glencoe, Minn., 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday pick-up at Tangletown Gardens/Wise Acre Eatery, south Minneapolis, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday pick-up at Tangletown Gardens Farm, Plato, Minn., 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday pick-up at Lakewinds Co-op, Chanhassen, Minn., 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

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

Our farm's emphasis on pasture-raised slow-growth and heritage breeds produces the most flavorful, healthy and humane meats available. With year-round monthly deliveries to the Twin Cities metro area, we're a great way to feed your family the healthiest food. One taste and you'll see just what a difference food raised the right way can make.

We offer well marbled grass-finished and dry aged beef and lamb. Pastured, non-GMO and organically fed pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs. We make our own sausages using local heirloom herbs and spices. Taste what a difference heritage breeds make!

We operate like a cooperative CSA, with delivered seasonal packages up to 12-times-per-year. Subscribers can customize their budget and package contents. For more information, visit www.tc.farm.

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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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Turnip Rock & Cosmic Wheel Creamery — SOLD OUT —
260 95th St.

Clear Lake WI 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 and low-till, intensive vegetable gardening. 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: www.turniprock.com.

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Waxwing Farm — SOLD OUT —
Anna Racer & Peter Skold

4800 Dent Ave.
Webster, MN 55088
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.

We have drop-sites located in Twin Cities metro aea:

  • Minneapolis — Powderhorn, Lake Hiawatha, Kenwood, Armatage, First Universalist Church
  • St. Paul — Como Park, St. Anthony Park, Highland Park
  • Greater Metro — Lakewinds Food Coop (Richfield), Lakeville (Kingsley Lake), Just Food Coop (Northfield)

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

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