CSA Farms Delivering to the Twin Cities: A-E

Amador Hill Farm & Orchard
Jacquelyn Zita
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-583-0705
E-mail: wei@w-e-i.org
Website: amadorhillfarm.org & w-e-i.org

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

We offer three different CSA shares: Spring Greens Box (3/4 bushel, April 27-June 1); Full High Season Share CSA (3/4 bushel, June 29-Oct. 26); and a 12-Week CSA Flex Box (you select 12 weeks from the full share schedule). We deliver on Fridays to your preferred drop-site in the Twin Cities and east-central Minnesota. CSA pricing, drop-site list, on-line CSA purchase and payment schedules, along with EBT/SNAP options, can be found at amadorhillfarm.org, or call 651-583-0705.

For residents in the North Branch and Isanti area, check out northcirclefoodhub.com. This is an online farmers’ market run by the Women’s Environmental Institute, aggregating produce from multiple local farms committed to organic and sustainable growing. We deliver customized North Circle boxes on Fridays to local drop-sites in Chisago and Isanti counties. As part of our mission, we are committed to supporting small-scale local farms, which, in turn, support our local community. Details on the North Circle food hub can be found at northcirclefoodhub.com. Inquiries can be sent to northcircle@w-e-i.org.

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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 operations 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.

Eighteen weekly shares will begin in mid-June with fresh herbs and lettuces and other greenhouse/high tunnel grown produce. Summer veggies include snap peas, sweet corn, green beans, zucchini and yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers and more. Fall brings pumpkins, winter squash, Brussels sprouts and more. All CSA members enjoy the last few weeks of the program picking out their own fall produce, pumpkins, and decorations at our farm market. Members will also receive hayride tickets!

Weekly pick-up locations will be available at our farm market in Stillwater, at the River Market Co-op in Stillwater, the Lake Elmo Inn, Fresh and Natural Foods in Hudson, all metro Lunds and Byerlys locations and at select centralized locations in the Twin Cities for groups of 20 members or more by request. Visit our website at www.axdahlfarms.com for details and to sign up now.

For our CSA members, we will provide a membership discount card that offers a 15 percent discount for Family share members (usually for a family of 4 or more) and a 10 percent discount for Standard share members (usually for a family of 2-3) on all additional product that we have at the farm market in Stillwater, April-December. CSA members will also share in our bounties when we have extra sweet corn and/or other goodies.

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Belle Creek Cattle
Kaleb Anderson
12535 335th Street
Goodhue, MN 55027
Phone: 651-334-3366
E-mail: bellecreekcattle@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bellecreekcattle

Belle Creek Cattle resides on a small family farm in southeastern Minnesota. We concentrate on REGENERATIVE agricultural practices promoting soil health and human nutrition. We sell 100 percent USDA inspected grass-fed beef, raised from birth on the farm with diverse, non-GMO diets and sunshine. We also sell pastured heritage Hereford hog pork. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones...ever. Please check us out on Facebook.

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Big River Farms
Minnesota Food Association

14220-B Ostlund Trail North
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Phone: 651-433-3676
E-mail: astenson@thefoodgroupmn.org
Website: http://www.mnfoodassociation.org/our-csa

Big River Farms is a certified organic vegetable farm located in Marine on St. Croix, Minn. We have many unique features that set us apart from other CSA farms in the Twin Cities:

• We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. Big River Farms is operated by the nonprofit Minnesota Food Association (MFA) to provide a guaranteed market for farmers enrolled in our education program. Minnesota Food Association's mission is to build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic and environmental justice through education, training and partnerships.
• Our produce is certified organic.
• Your CSA membership supports multiple farmers. Big River Farms is a local food hub: we share our resources to help small-scale farmers succeed in ways they wouldn’t be able to on their own.
• Big River farmers come from highly diverse backgrounds, including many immigrants and refugees. On any given day, you’ll meet farmers from 10 different countries while walking through our fields!
• We offer full- and half-shares of your favorite vegetables and fruit shares, in addition to traditional and ethnic food crops grown by farmers, weekly recipes, seasonal farm open houses and youth and family educational programming.
• We deliver to 10 different sites around the Metro Area.

Join us as we invest in the future of agriculture and the future satisfaction of your appetite!

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Blackbrook Farm
Ayla & James Dodge
1150 35th Ave.
Emery, WI
Phone: 651-343-2595 or 828-702-0444
E-mail: blackbrook.farm.llc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.blackbrookfarmstead.com

Blackbrook Farm is a certified organic diversified family farm. We grow 20 acres of vegetables for a 250-member CSA and wholesale vegetables through two farmers' cooperatives. Our farm is located 60 miles outside of the Twin Cities in Amery, Wis. Our 140-acre farm is home to pasture-raised heritage breed hogs and new in 2018 we will be adding cows!

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

With our Summer and Fall CSA, we offer full- and half-share options to our members. Our boxes are packed full all season, starting in mid-June and running through mid-October, and the Fall share is a 4-week extension. We grow over 60 crops that include everything from tomatoes and potatoes and fresh herbs to carrots, spinach, broccoli, strawberries and sweet corn. In addition, we have a Mushroom Share option add-on delivered with the CSA. We also have pastured pork and pastured chicken for sale at anytime on our website.

We deliver our CSA boxes on Thursdays to 20+ Twin Cities and surrounding area locations (you can find this information on our website under our CSA information) and also offer on-farm pickup as well as two western Wisconsin drop-sites. 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.

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Bootstrap Urban Farm
Jon Middleton
4326 5th Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55409
Phone: 612-328-2029
E-mail: bootstrapurbanfarm@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bootstrapurbanfarm.com

We grow in various urban lots and backyards in Minneapolis, and on 1 acre 60 miles outside of the Twin Cities. This is is our 7th year as a small-scale CSA. Our growing methods are resilience-based, sustainable and organic. By incorporating permaculture and polyculture plantings in all of our gardens, we revitalize and replenish the land that we cultivate. We also work to create habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects throughout our gardens.

Our CSA shares are distributed every-other-week from mid-June to mid-October. Each bi-weekly share consists of a ¾ bushel box full of mindfully cultivated vegetables and herbs, with a farm newsletter that includes photos and recipes. You can choose from Wednesday or Saturday pick-up at locations in South Minneapolis or Northeast Minneapolis

In order to contribute healthy food access to people from all economic backgrounds, our vegetable shares are available through sliding scale prices relative to your income level.

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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: http://burningriverfarm.com

Burning River Farm has been growing for our CSA members for 12 seasons!

There are 2 OPTIONS for how you receive your veggies. We have our traditional Box Shares (with 3 sizes available), and we also have our Farmers Market Shares (a choose-your-own account at our Saturday farmers markets in Minneapolis).

For our Box shares we have pick up sites throughout the Twin Cities, including Uptown, Seward, Bryn Mawr, Northeast, Harriet/Kingfield, Richfield, Edina, Kenwood, Diamond Lake, Summit Hill, Stillwater and more.

For our Farmers Market Shares, we attend The Mill City Farmers Market and Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market every Saturday throughout the season. With this option, you can get what you want from our offerings, when you want it.

We have always used ecological, chemical-free growing methods with a focus on soil- building. We strive to play an active role in strengthening a local, sustainable food system. We grow 40+ kinds and 100+ varieties of veggie favorites to provide our members with great flavor and value.

In addition to recipes we provide, we are also teamed up with Local Thyme CSA recipe service. You’ll have free access to the Local Thyme website, full of hundreds of delicious recipes.

Please see the farm website for more info. Please contact the farm with any questions you might have.

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Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat
Medha Faust-Nagar
PO Box 668

Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-4048
E-mail: csa@buttermilkcsa.com
Website: www.buttermilkcsa.com

Buttermilk Falls CSA is a project of the 501(c)(3) Philadelphia Community Farm in Osceola, Wis. PCF is an education and conservation organization that has been serving the St. Croix River Valley for more than a quarter-century. Each share purchased supports youth and adult farm and nature-based programming, therapeutic retreat opportunities, biodynamic agricultural production and earth-centered land stewardship.

Between June and October, receive 18 weekly half- or full-shares of seasonal produce grown using biodynamic principles. They can be delivered right to your home or to a drop-site (Blooma on Selby, Como, Kingfield, Powderhorn, Longfellow, Northeast, Stillwater, or at the farm). Optional Spring shares, flower shares and maple syrup shares available.

Members gain free access to our beautiful farmstead, complete with hiking trails along the St. Croix River and our namesake 40-foot waterfall, a freshwater spring and exploration of surrounding forest and restored prairies, visits to our family-friendly barnyard, seasonal festivals in June and September and endless opportunities to lend a hand in the garden and share a meal with the farmers.

Connect to the roots of the Community Supported Agriculture movement.

Let us grow for you!

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Cimarron Youth Farm CSA
Ben DeVore
901 Lake Elmo Ave. N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone: 612-816-2021

E-mail: bendevore18@gmail.com
Website: www.cimarron-farm.com

Cimarron Youth Farm CSA is a farm program designed to support access to healthy local food in low-income communities in Washington County. We offer vegetable and flower shares. At Cimarron Mobile home community we have a 1-acre farm with a children’s garden, resident community garden, market stand, cooking program and a youth farm program. Income from our CSA and our market stand help support youth and senior workers who live in the Cimarron Mobile Home Community.

Pick-ups are at River Market Co-op in downtown Stillwater or at Cimarron in Lake Elmo. Drop-off arrangements can be made for 3 or more shares that are signed up for together in a community. We invite members to volunteer at the farm and market stand and children are always welcome. Our market stand opens mid-June and is open to the community. EBT is accepted and produce is priced for affordability to increase access to healthy local food.

To learn more, see www.cimarron-farm.com or call Ann at 651-329-0125 and we can mail you a brochure.

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• Clover Bee Farm LLC
Andrew & Margo Hanson-Pierre
35145 Reed Ave.
Shafer, MN 55074
Phone: 952-261-3312
E-mail: cloverbeefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.cloverbeefarm.com

This is Clover Bee Farm's fourth season as a diversified vegetable operation, and 2018 is their first season on their newly purchased farm near Taylors Falls, Minn.

Margo and Andrew grow an immense variety of annual fruits and vegetables focusing on unique and heirloom varieties. Unfortunately, the farm won't be able to be certified organic until 2020. Margo and Andrew deeply care for the land, nature and the people they have the opportunity to feed. Margo and Andrew exceed organic standards by utilizing regenerative methods that create and sustain habitat for insects and wildlife while rebuilding the soil and sequestering as much carbon as they can.

The farm offers a 16-week CSA that can be purchased as a weekly full-share or a bi-weekly half-share, as well as a "Fall" share with deliveries in the Chisago Lakes area, River Falls, Stillwater/Bayport, St Paul's Highland Park, Kingfield farmers' market, and Lakewinds Minnetonka. Other locations are a possibility.

Work trades or other types of trades for CSA shares are always welcome.

On farm visits, dinner parties and tours will be a common occurrence to encourage building community and reconnecting with where your food comes from.

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

This marks our 29th 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 typically deliver for a 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 an extended season share with a 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. 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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Community Homestead
Christine Elmquist
501 280th St.
Osceola WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-3038
E-mail: garden@communityhomestead.org
Website: www.communityhomestead.org

Come join our CSA for our 15th season! Sustain a place where people with developmental challenges can live a healthy, meaningful life with great life opportunities while getting 20 weeks of fresh, high quality, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, vegetables and produce. You can also choose from 3 box sizes, plus meat, bakery, pickle, jam, maple syrup options. And you connect with farm life. Win-Win!

We have 17 acres of garden and orchard, fertilized by compost from our organic dairy farm, together with a licensed bakery and processing kitchen onsite. We offer two types of box, either a “Homesteader” for full veg and groceries, or just a “Garden” for veg only. Either way, there are three box size options to suit your appetite, 1 1/9 bushel, 5/9 bushel or ½ bushel. We also have meat shares of our own pork, beef and chicken, and a bakery option. You can also order from the weekly online store to supplement your regular delivery. Choose well and you can be eating a full array of fresh baked goods, jams, pickles, vegetables, meat and syrup from June to December and beyond!

Deliveries
We deliver to the following site locations: Taylors Falls, Stillwater, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, Maplewood, Minneapolis (Lake Harriet, 17th Ave., Lowry Hill), Golden Valley and St. Paul (Lincoln Ave.) as well as offering pick up here at the farm in Osceola. You pick up the box with your label from the site nearest you, return your empty box from last week, and enjoy!

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Costa Farm & Greenhouse
Ron Costa
9411 Dellwood Rd.

White Bear Lake, MN 55115
Phone: 651-653-1269
E-mail: info@costafarm.com
Website: www.costafarm.com

Costa Farm is a family-owned farm that has been in business for 104 years! We’ve been successfully growing the finest quality, non-GMO vegetables for three generations. We are located on scenic Highway 96, between White Bear Lake and Stillwater. We supply restaurants, grocery stores, wholesale distributors and many farmers’ markets with our well-known fresh produce. Our CSA program has been very successful and we are entering our fourth year.

Over 100 acres of produce is grown on our farm. Our produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed elimination and drip irrigation. Cultivation and hand hoeing is performed, in addition to the plastic mulch, and is our primary form of weed control vs. using chemicals. We are very conscious of our pollinators and are good stewards of the land.

We are Food Safety Certified by Primus Labs, which is the highest certification a farm can achieve. The thorough auditing process inspects everything from water quality, worker health, hygiene and safety, to equipment functionality, packing area cleanliness, storage and transportation safety. We have a traceability program as well as a pest control program in place. We do not fertilize with manure for safety concerns.

Our CSA program provides the community direct access to flavorful, high-quality, nutrient-dense, "fresh from the farm" produce—grown locally with care. We have drop-sites in the Twin Cities Metro Area, including: White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Circle Pines, Little Canada, Roseville, Hugo, Mahtomedi, St. Paul, Lino Lakes, Minneapolis, Edina, Cottage Grove, Woodbury and at our farm. You may create your own group (at least 7 people) and we will deliver to you!

We grow over 35-40 different varieties of fresh vegetables and herbs to incorporate into our bountiful CSA boxes. Each week varies with in-season produce. We grow lettuces, kales, peppers (many varieties—hot and sweet), sweet corn, radish, beets, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, parsley, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, squash, green beans, kohlrabi, potatoes, cauliflower, bok choy and carrots. New for 2018, we have added a 'Mini Share' which is a third bushel box which feeds 1-2 people, and we also offer a half-share (half-bushel), which feeds two-to-four people, and a full-share (full-bushel), which feeds four-to-six people. Our CSA runs for 16 weeks from June to October. Buy local, know your farmer, and eat well from Costa Farm.

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

Country Taste Farm CSA has been serving central Minnesota for 8 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. Our produce is grown in fields and high tunnels. Produce is grown using plastic mulch for weed protection and drip irrigation. We have 4 high tunnels (totaling 9,210 square feet); 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. We then add the missing elements to the soil to help us grow farm fresh, locally grown, nutritionally dense, tasty fruits and vegetables. We have over 7 acres under cultivation.

This year's CSA membership include 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of 3 sizes: ¼ Share (¼ bushel) ½ Share (½ bushel), and Full Share (1 bushel). Farm pick-up 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/St. Francis to Anoka, Thursdays 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10). Pick-up at Isanti Family Farmers Market Fridays 2 p. m. to 6 p.m.

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

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Dancing Gnome Farm
Lauren Barry & Michael Anderson
N2870 Anker Lane
Stockholm, WI 54769
Phone: 612-270-7237
E-mail: dancinggnomefarm@gmail.com
Website: www.dancinggnomefarm.com

Dancing Gnome Farm is a small farm nestled on the bluff top outside Stockholm, Wis. We grow a splendid array of over 40 types of vegetables (over 200 varieties in all!)—all grown with care and without chemicals. We also raise pastured laying hens and pastured pigs.

Our CSA boxes are an overflowing 1/2-bushel box that is full of everything the season has to offer—from favorites like carrots and salad greens to some fun twists like edamame, pointed cabbages and popcorn. Choose a weekly or bi-weekly box, or try our Market Credit Share to pick out your own produce each week. Members may also add an Egg Share to get a weekly dose of farm fresh eggs!

Other membership options include a Fall Storage Box, loaded with veggies that will last you into the winter. Pastured pork is also available by the whole- or half -hog.

Pick-up is Saturday mornings at the Hopkins Farmers’ Market. We also offer delivery to Wabasha, Minn. Check our website for the latest drop-site options.

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Driftless Organics
52450 McManus Rd.
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
Phone: 608-624-3735
E-mail: csainfo@driftlessorganics.com
Website: https://www.driftlessorganics.com

In 1993, at the sprightly ages of 11- and 9-years-old, we—Josh and Noah Engel—had a vision of building a sustainable AND successful organic farm, renowned for producing high-quality goods. With the help of our dedicated crew, we are well on our way to achieving that goal.

Join us, from the beginning of June until the middle of October, for a CSA season you are sure to never forget. Our boxes are chock-full of those vegetable goodies that you just cannot get enough of such as sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet peas and broccoli—plus much, much more!

In addition, we offer organic sunflower oil shares and a few different season extension options that last into the new year. All of this, plus a newsletter with recipes and stories from the farm, and a fall harvest party to boot; does it get any better than that?

Starting in June, we offer every-week shares (20 boxes) or every-other-week shares (10 boxes) and we have pick up sites all throughout the Twin Cities and Madison; and even local sites in La Crosse, Viroqua and Prairie du Chien. Sign up today at www.driftlessorganics.csasignup.com.

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Earth Dance Farm
Norm Gross
27842 141 Avenue
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! 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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• Eener's Farm
Renee & Cass Bettendorf

N12449 220th St.
Boyceville, WI 54725

Phone: 715-309-5722
E-mail: eenermachine@gmail.com
Website: http://eenersfarm.blogspot.com

Go on a 17-week culinary adventure with Eener's Farm! Pick your boxes up at Hampden Park Co-op in St. Paul, Fresh and Natural Foods in Hudson, or River Market Co-op in Stillwater. Or have your boxes dropped off at your home or workplace.

Bask in the delights of early season salad days with a wonderful variety of lettuces, radishes, green onions and other delectable fixings. Then, head into the Fourth of July picnic season armed with potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers and a slew of midseason bounty.

Endure the dog days of summer with tomatoes, sweet corn, melons and other great veggie loot. Then, snuggle into fall with winter squash, pumpkins and all the amazing late season bounty.

Do you like a bit of protein with your fiber? Take a look at our Monthly Share, which includes veggies, meats and eggs. It's quite the mix!

Eener's Farm is a diversified veggie and critter farm located about one hour from Hudson and Stillwater. The farm has been in Renee's (a.k.a. Eener) family for five generations. All of the farmers who have cared for the 100-acre farm for the last 91 years have utilized chemical free practices. The farm was organic before"organic" existed!

Join us for our 10th season!

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