CSA Farms Delivering to the Twin Cities: A-E

• Amador Hill Farm & Orchard (Women's Environmental Institute) — SOLD OUT —
Jacquelyn Zita, Farm Manager
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-583-0705
E-mail: wei@w-e-i.org
Website: amadorhillfarm.org or w-e-i.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.

Your CSA share helps support this mission, as well as our farmers and education program. We offer three different seasonal CSAs: Spring Greens (May 1-June 5), Peak Summer Gourmet (July 10-Aug. 28), Autumn Bounty (Sept. 18-Oct. 23). We also offer a Marketshare for use at the Mill City Farmers' Market. We deliver all of our CSA shares on Fridays to your preferred drop-site in the Twin Cities or east-central locations. CSA pricing, drop-site list, on-line CSA purchase, along with EBT/SNAP options, can be found at the Amador Hill Farm website or call 651-583-0705.

For residents in the North Branch, Taylors Falls and Isanti area, check out the North Circle online website; 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 20 different local farms committed to sustainable or organically certified farming practices. Weekly deliveries to various east-central locations are customized to your preferences and delivered on Fridays.

We also grow farmers, gardeners, and others looking for sustainability, 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 traditional CSA program for eight years. Over these years we have learned that folks like you need more flexibility.

2020 marks the second year of our new flexible CSA program. Our new 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. May also 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. Members will also receive hayride tickets! 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 — SOLD OUT —
Eric Wilson
14220-B Ostlund Trail North
Marine on Saint Croix

Phone: 651-433-3676
E-mail: ewilson@thefoodgroupmn.org
Website: www.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 farmers who have historically faced discrimination and are enrolled in our land-based farm education program. As a CSA member, you support these farmers and our mission.

Our CSA operates 18 weeks, June 17 – October 14. We offer customized CSA shares of certified organic vegetable full shares (¾ bushel) and half shares (½ bushel), as well as certified organic, locally grown fruit shares and storage crop shares in the fall. CSA members can also purchase produce in bulk throughout the season via our online market, as it is available. There is also an option to purchase “seconds” at a reduced cost — great for canning and helps prevent food waste! Subsidized shares for EBT-SNAP customers available.

We deliver on Wednesdays to the drop-site of your choice in and around the Twin Cities metro: Blaine, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Minneapolis (Downtown, Kingfield, Longfellow, Nokomis, Northeast), New Hope, Roseville, St. Paul (Como, Highland Park, Mac-Groveland), and Stillwater.

Additional drop-site information, CSA pricing, on-line CSA purchase and payment options, such as monthly installments and EBT/SNAP, can be found at www.bigriverfarms.org or call 651-433-3676.

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• Blackbrook Farm LLC — SOLD OUT —
Ayla M. Graden-Dodge
1150 35th Ave.
Emery, WI
Phone: 651-343-2595
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 80-member CSA and local farm-to-table restaurants. We also raise pastured heritage bred hogs, a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle, and back in 2020, are broiler 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 are offer a Customized CSA for both our Summer and Fall Shares. When you sign-up with us, you will rate all the vegetables we grow and based on that we will create customized boxes for you that you will be able to view and change weekly by “swapping out” certain items 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 that include 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, chicken, and grass-fed meat add-ons.

We deliver our CSA boxes on Thursdays to several Twin Cities and surrounding area locations (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 2020 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 2020, we will be focusing 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 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. Members receive a weekly newsletter with recipes, specials, and complimentary herbs.

We attend three markets in Minneapolis on Saturdays: Mill City (downtown), Northeast Minneapolis (northeast), and Midtown (south Minneapolis). Sunday market(s) TBD.

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 — SOLD OUT —
Carter Beck
PO Box 668
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-4048
E-mail: farm@buttermilkcsa.com
Website: www.buttermilkcsa.com

Buttermilk Falls CSA has had land under conservation for 30 years of chemical-free growing using open-pollinated seeds. Buttermilk Falls CSA memberships support our nonprofit featuring nature-based education programs, life-sharing in an intergenerational multi-abled community, therapeutic and artistic retreats, and residencies centering BIPOC and LGBTQ 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. 18-week season—½ or ¾ bushel box

Weekly Delivery to:

  • Stillwater: River Market Community Co-op
  • Minneapolis: Kingfield, Longfellow, Northeast,
  • Powderhorn Neighborhood
  • St. Paul: Como, Grand Avenue

Optional Additions!

Food Justice Share option! Half share for you and half as a supported share.

  • 4-week Spring Share
  • 4-bouquet Flower Share
  • Maple Share
  • Home Delivery

Visits to our folk school retreats and arts offerings, waterfall, labyrinth and natural spring, exploring the surrounding forest, restored native prairie, and friendly barnyard are welcomed and encouraged. Retreat house (through Airbnb) and camping (through HipCamp) on-site.

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Clover Bee Farm — SOLD OUT —
Andrew & Margo Hanson-Pierre
35145 Reed Ave.
Shafer, MN
Phone: 952-261-3312
E-mail: cloverbeefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.cloverbeefarm.com

We began farming in 2015. We not only grow good, wholesome food for you, but we are also stewards of the land with a strong passion for pollinators. We grow over 140 different varieties of vegetables that may be unique in name and appearance, but they will taste amazingly well. Let us grow for you and we can share the joys and challenges that come with farming. Subsidized CSA shares are available through FairShare Coalition.

Deliveries are in Chisago, Stillwater, Minneapolis, Hopkins, Plymouth, and on the farm.

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• Common Harvest Farm — SOLD OUT —
Dan Guenthner & Margaret Pennings
212 - 280th Street
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-2831
E-mail: commonharvestfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.commonharvestfarm.com

2020 marks our 31st season as a CSA. Our farm grew out of a vision of an urban-based peace and justice community that was seeking greater connections to the land by working to create a model of sustainability. We are located six miles south of Osceola, Wis., along the bluffs of the St. Croix River (approximately 50 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul). As a farm community, we continue to look for ways to nourish ourselves both physically and spiritually through working with nature.

We grow 40+ different vegetables and herbs with an emphasis on the traditional favorites of green beans, peppers, tomatoes, onions and carrots. We deliver for a 16 to 18 week season, beginning the middle of June and ending in mid-October. In addition to our regular vegetable share, we offer a limited number of half shares, a fruit share and one extended season delivery in mid-November.

We have drop-sites in 14 Twin Cities locations, including Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, south Minneapolis, the Seward and Longfellow Neighborhoods, and the Merriam Park and St. Anthony Park Neighborhoods of St. Paul (for a more complete list of drop-sites ,visit our website). We have a fall gathering each year and our members are welcome to visit the farm at any time.

Our members often tell us that their participation in the farm is something that gives them hope. Consider joining us in eating well this season.

• Apprenticeship/Employment Opportunities •
Internships available that include room, board, and a stipend.

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• Country Taste Farm — SOLD OUT —
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 10 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, Sanitate 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.

Our produce is grown in fields and high tunnels. Produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed protection and drip irrigation. We have four high tunnels; high tunnels protect the plants from frost, hail, and cool weather to provide 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 adding the missing elements to the soil to help us grow farm fresh, nutritionally dense, tasty fruits and vegetables. We have seven acres under cultivation.

2020 CSA membership include 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of two sizes: ¼ Share (¼ Bushel) ½ Share (½ Bushel). Farm pickup Mondays through Thursdays, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Deliveries: Cambridge to Blaine, Tuesdays 12 p.m.-2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy 10); Dalbo to Anoka, Thursdays 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10).

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 — SOLD OUT —
Lauren Barry & Michael Anderson
213 Main St. W.
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
  • Market Credit Share (pick out your own veggies at our market stand)
  • Winter Storage Share
  • Eggs Share Add-On

Pick-up is Saturday mornings at the Hopkins Farmers’ Market, where members also get 10% off any additional produce at our market stand. Read more and sign up at www.dancinggnomefarm.com/hopkins.

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Earth Dance Farm — SOLD OUT —
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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• eQuality Farms
Jeremy Rice

4138 Braddock Ave. NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: 763-222-9548
E-mail: equalityfarms@gmail.com
Website: www.equalityonline.org/farm/csa

eQuality Pathways to Potential is a nonprofit day program that assists adults with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. As an entrepreneurial project, eQuality Farms was created in 2009. eQuality pays the wages to a crew of eight adults with developmental disabilities to work at the farm and farmers’ markets, as well as providing therapeutic-educational opportunities to 40 individuals.

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