CSA Farms Delivering to the Twin Cities: A-E

• Amador Hill Farm & Orchard (Women's Environmental Institute)
Gerald Krier

15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-583-0705
E-mail: jerry@w-e-i.org
Website: https://amadorhillfarm.org

Amador Hill Farm and Orchard is a certified organic vegetable and apple farm managed by 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 four different kinds of CSA shares: Spring Greens CSA (¾ bushel, April 26-May 31); Full High Season Share CSA (¾ bushel, June 14-Oct. 18); CSA Half Share (¾ bushel June 28-Oct. 18; and CSA SupraShare (1 1/9 bushel, June 14-Oct. 18). 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 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 (June to October) run by WEI, collecting produce from multiple local farms committed to organic and sustainable growing and delivering customized North Circle boxes to weekly customers in the east-central Minnesota region. Also check out our course offerings for 2019, which are part of 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.

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.

April starts out our season with asparagus, fresh herbs and lettuces as well as other greenhouse/high tunnel grown produce. April 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 (MN Food Association)
Eric Wilson

14220-B Ostlund Trail N.
Marine on St. Croix, MN
Phone: 612-433-3676
E-mail: ewilson@thefoodgroupmn.org
Website: http://www.mnfoodassociation.org

Big River Farms is a certified organic food hub, operated by the MN Food Association, 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 immigrants, refugees, people of color and women who 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 12-Oct. 9. We offer 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 on-line 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!

We deliver on Wednesdays to the drop-site of your choice in and around the Twin Cities Metro. Sites include: 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.mnfoodassociation.org, or call 651-433-3676.

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Blackbrook Farm
James & Ayla Dodge
1150 35th Ave.
Amery, WI 54001
Phone: 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 vegetables, herbs and fruit, and raise pastured pork for a 250-member CSA and local farm-to-table restaurants. 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.

For 2019 we are now offering 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 Pastured Pork add-ons.

We deliver our CSA boxes on Thursdays to 27 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.

Find the 2019 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

Burning River Farm has been growing for our CSA members for 13 seasons!

There are two 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 in downtown Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, and Midtown Farmers Market every Saturday throughout the season. With this option, you can get what you want when you want it from our farmers' market stands.

We have always used 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 information. Please contact the farm with any questions you might have.

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• Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat
Christina Beck
PO Box 668
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 715-294-4048
E-mail: farm@buttermilkcsa.com
Website: http://www.buttermilkcsa.com

Growing chemical free using open-pollinated seeds at Philadelphia Community Farm, your Buttermilk Falls CSA membership supports our 30-year-old nonprofit featuring nature-based programs, life sharing in an intergenerational multi-abled community, therapeutic retreats, and biodynamic agricultural and land conservancy.

Buttermilk CSA Share boxes contain a mix of all the basics. You will also receive a few specialty items, such as watercress and strawberries.

  • 18-week season—½ or ¾ bushel share box (delivered to your home or neighborhood).
  • New! Food Justice Share: Half for you and half as a supported share.

Optional:

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

Visit the farm for seasonal festivals, volunteering and a meal, or hikes along the St. Croix River. Visits to our waterfall, labyrinth and natural spring, and exploring the surrounding forest, restored native prairie and friendly barnyard are welcomed. Retreat house and camping on-site.

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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: cimarroncommunityfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.cimarron-farm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cimarron.farm.58

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, at Cimarron in Lake Elmo, and at a residence in the Nokomis Neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Drop-off arrangements can be made for 3 or more shares that are signed up 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, call or text Ben at 612-816-2021 and we can send you a brochure.

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

We farm with our hearts close to the earth. We do our best to be sustainable while attempting to regenerate the land and rebuild it's health and diversity. Join us for a 16-week CSA season full of amazingly clean, tasty and wholesome fruits and vegetables.

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

2019 marks our 30th 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 Saint 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 an 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 Saint 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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• Costa Produce Farm & Greenhouse
Ron & Karin Costa
9411 Dellwood Rd. N.
Phone: 651-429-8184
E-mail: info@costafarm.com
Website: https://costaproducefarm.com

Costa Farm is a family-owned farm that has been in business for 100 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 fifth 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, Woodbury and at our farm. You may create your own group (at least 8 people) and we will deliver to you!

We grow over 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, chives, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, squash, green beans, kohlrabi, potatoes, cauliflower, and carrots. Our Mini Share is a one-third bushel box which feeds 1-2 people, we also offer a half-share (half-bushel), which feeds two-to-four people, and a full-share (full-bushel), which feeds 4-to-6 people. Our CSA runs for 15 weeks from June through September, skipping the week of July 4th. We offer a farm tour in June, to come out to the farm and see where your veggies are grown and meet our staff. 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
Phone: 763-689-5727
E-mail: claypcfarm@q.com
Website: www.countrytastefarm.com

Country Taste Farm CSA has been serving central Minnesota for 9 years. The fruits and vegetables we grow express our most basic values: to provide naturally grown, nutrient-rich, exceptionally tasty, environmentally-friendly foods. I received a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials verifying and PSA Grower Training Course satisfying the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. 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: 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. Then adding the missing elements to the soil to help us grown farm fresh, locally grown nutritionally dense, tasty fruits and vegetables. We have over 7 acres under cultivation.

2019 CSA membership includes 16-18 weeks from mid-June to October, choice of 2 sizes: ¼ Share (¼ bushel) ½ Share (½ bushel). Farm pickup Mondays through Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Deliveries: Cambridge to Blaine, Tuesday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., (Hwy. 95-Hwy. 10); Dalbo to Anoka, Thursday 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, herbs, lettuce, melons, onions, Pea Pods, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, 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 a ½ 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 Spring Greens share and a Winter 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, LLC
Josh & Noah Engel
McManus Road
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
Phone: 608-624-3735
E-mail: csainfo@driftlessorganics.com
Website: 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 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! 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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