Farm sharing, also known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), is a great way to take advantage of Minnesota’s finest agriculture, straight from the source. You can enjoy the freshest produce, as well as meats and cheeses, jams and other goodies depending on which farm you choose to be a part of. No more waiting in line at corporate grocery stores or trying to grow an abundance of vegetables in the dusty lot behind your house. CSAs are an important tool in the agriculture community. Get involved and reap the benefits of farm sharing today.
Big River Farms
14220-B Ostlund Trail N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
In the St. Croix Valley, one of the most fertile and lush areas of the state, you can receive certified organic produce, which can sometimes be hard to come by, and support multiple farmers as well. Not only will you enjoy some of the finest goods straight from the land, but you can sit down to dinner knowing that you’ve supported a good cause as well. As a nonprofit, the farm is here for you, the consumer, and you’ll never be disappointed in the food.
Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm, Inc
4750 25th St SW
Waverly, MN 55390
Take advantage of produce for a longer season with Untiedt’s special high tunnel farming. High tunnel, common in Spain and France, utilizes metal framing to build a tunnel over the crops, protecting them from the elements and ultimately extending the growing season. Using sustainable practices, with a strong commitment to the land and community, Untiedt’s is a great farm to be a part of. There are multiple pick-up points all around the metro, so you’ll never be far from some of the finest produce Minnesota has to offer.
Stone’s Throw Urban Farm
3217 17th Avenue S, Apt #2
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Support the community while enjoying an abundance of farm fresh goods. This cooperative, made up of four farms from around the metro, focuses on urban farming and bringing good, wholesome food to everyone, especially those who might not have as much access to it. Members can pick their own peas, herbs, tomatoes and more. Great for the community? Certainly. A revolution in urban farming? Yeah, you could say that.
Swede Lake Farms and Global Garlic
10868-10894 Swede Lake Rd.
Watertown, MN 55388
Love garlic? Who doesn’t? This farm specializes in garlic of all types, making sure you have access to the very finest in the world. It also offers a unique selection of produce, from the usual tomatoes and onions and lettuce, to edamame, Asian greens, berries and squash. Using sustainable practices, and swearing off herbicides and pesticides, this is a fantastic farm to support.
Wozupi Tribal Gardens
2041 140th St NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Using the Dakota word for “garden,” this farm is a one-of-a-kind addition to Minnesota’s agricultural scene. Committed to caring for the earth and environment, this farm grows many different varieties of heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs of all sorts, as well as offers honey, eggs, maple syrup and more, all from Minnesota sources. It even offers educational opportunities for consumers of all ages, so that these practices can grow and spread and benefit communities everywhere.
Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at Examiner.com, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.