Chapter Member Services Directory
The listings are ordered alphabetically by city.
Snake River Farm
Farmers: Tom Barthel & Gail Wilkinson
18251 62nd Street SE, Becker, MN 55308
This 225 acre farm sells grass-fed beef and bison by the quarter and pastured hogs by the half. Animals are raised in a natural environment and humanely harvested. No medicated feeds, hormones or antibiotics.
Farmers: Ingrid Bey & Dave Plunkett
10960 W. 260th St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Offering delicious, wholesome, farm raised lamb available seasonally (from late summer to early fall), Belle Acres, a small-scale producer, raises their lambs with care. All lamb is processed at a USDA inspected facility. Please call for availability or to add your name to their customer list. Delivery can be arranged.
Gary’s Gourmet Garlic & Sawmill
Farm Name: Green Acres
Owner: Gary Klingelhoets
4376 23rd St. SE, Buffalo, MN 55313
Green Acres features Gary’s Gourmet Garlic for fresh eating and seed garlic. Our garlic is grown with TLC and is chemical free. We also offer custom sawmilling services featuring the WoodMizer Band saw which gives you 1/3 more lumber than a circular sawmill and a much smoother finish. We sell wood products made from locally harvested logs, such as bluebird and wren houses, a cleverly designed oriole feeder, and Gary’s Adirondack chair design which is the most comfortable chair around! We can be found at the Buffalo Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, 8 am – noon, and Watertown Farmer’s Market on Fridays, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. We actively promote the MN Garlic Festival and have been volunteers there for the past 5 years!
Local Roots Food Coop
PO Box 722, Buffalo, MN 55313
Local Roots Food Coop is currently in our planning and development stage. Our goal is to open our doors in 2013 located in downtown Buffalo. The Local Roots Food Co-op is a member-owned and operated food store. We strive to offer a diversity of products with an emphasis on local, organic, minimally processed and healthful foods. We are committed to outstanding service to our members and patrons while promoting education and inspiring communities to enjoy a healthy and sustainable future. Check us out on our website and become a member today!
Rabbit Run Farms
Owner: Mary Jane Miller
1307 Lakeside Circle, Buffalo, MN 55313
Mary Jane specializes in recipe development, food writing, product development, food consulting and consumer relations. Mary Jane is the Chef’s Coordinator for MN Garlic Festival and serves on the Board of Directors for Crow River Sustainable Farming Association.
Owner: Greg Emerick
2133 2nd St. SW, Buffalo, MN 55313
Vermagreen Organics produces and sells earthworm castings, compost, compost tea, compost tea brewers, and high tunnels. On our farm we also produce garlic, raspberries and a variety of fruits and vegetables while raising honeybees and chickens. Greg is the coordinator of the Wine Tasting at the MN Garlic Festival held in Hutchinson, MN every August.
Lakewinds Natural Foods Co-op
Lakewinds is one of the oldest member-owned cooperatives in the Twin Cities. We have a complete offering of organic and natural products and groceries in each of our stores. Lakewinds is committed to working with local producers of organic produce. We also work with livestock and poultry farmers that use sustainable and humane farming methods. Lakewinds operates a bakehouse, producing bread daily. We offer quality health and body care products. We’re open Mon.-Sat. from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun. from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
River Ranch Farm
Clear Lake, MN
River Ranch Farm offers live and processed chickens and eggs. We also raise Shetland Sheepdogs, Morgan Horses and fainting goats, with honey available occasionally. Our onsite business, The Essential Oil Pharmacy offers non-chemical alternatives to health care using essential oils. For animals: fly sprays, flea treatments, neem and karanga oils for livestock and agriculture. For people: healing facial and hand lotions, shampoos, patented holistic candles and therapeutic magnetic jewelry.
Homeplace Beef Organic Farm
Farmers: Laura & Marvin Bihl
14316 Endicott Ave. NW, Clearwater, MN 55320
Laura and Marvin produce organically grown beef, sold in quarters and halves, cut, wrapped and sharp frozen at a local locker to the customer’s instructions. Their cattle are fed only home grown hay and pasture. No pesticides, commercial fertilizer, antibiotics or hormones are used. All calves are born on the farm, with no outside cattle purchased. Recognized in “The Humane Consumer and Producer Guide” for humane animal husbandry practices.
Plum Creek Farm
Farmers: Chris & Joanne Kudrna
2547 195th Street, Clearwater, MN
Mailing: 3655 Plum Creek Drive, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Plum Creek Farm specializes in garlic. Chris serves on the board of directors of the Sustainable Farming Association and Renewing the Countryside.
Dan & Becky’s Market
Owners: Dan & Becky Bravinder
5636 Oliver Ave SW, Cokato, MN 55321
Organic grocery store open year round (Mon. – Sat., 8:30 to 5:30). Pastured Poultry (broilers and layers). Broilers are on a pre-order basis, Garden Produce and an Apple Orchard offering 10 varieties of apples.
Diamond D Farm
Larry & Pam Davis
12935 70th St. SW, Cokato, MN 53321
Located SW of Cokato, Larry and Pam raise purebred Shetland and Icelandic Sheep. They make roving, felt, yarn and wool products. Also sheep are sold for foundation and spinning flocks.
Little Cabin Studio
Gardener: Lynne Cason
5873 Oliver Ave SW, Cokato, MN 55321
Lynne and Chris grow perennial and prairie flowers, herbs and vegetables on their 3.5 acre property and harvests their pears, apples and plums to store as dried fruits. Lynne is an artist and sells her artwork. She also provides graphic design services. She’s the graphic designer and production artist for the SFA Member Services Directory.
eQuality Pathways to Potential
Farmer: David Gray
21325 Cty Rd 117, Rogers, MN 55374
eQuality Pathways to Potential is a non-profit vocational program that assists adults with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. As an effort to create a self-sustaining employment opportunity, eQuality started up “eQuality Farms.” They grow vegetables and flowers on eight acres of land in Corcoran. They sell their products at local farmers’ markets and restaurants, and sell CSA shares to group homes.
Nature’s Folly Farm
Farmer: Michael Lilja
14000 Lawndale Ln. N., Dayton, MN 55327
A small suburban farm using the techniques and philosophy of permaculture and organic methods to produce a variety of small fruits and vegetables where all varieties are chosen for taste and appearance for a true taste of locally grown produce.
Farmers: Robert & Joann Cramer
3889 Eckert Ave. SE, Delano, MN 55328
The Cramers grow organic vegetables and flowers, and have CSA memberships available.
Delano Community Market
Dates: Saturdays from May 19-mid October from 9-noon
This market is a combination of local food producers (veggies, honey, fruit, meat, eggs, jams and jellies and baked goods) and local crafters (felter, wood worker, potter, garden art, photography, jewelry).
There is a children’s activity most weeks (casting into a pool, walking a beam, launching fruit accross the river, etc.). Children are also encouraged to sell produce or hand made products with one table a week gratis to a child.
We will feature a local food producer each week. Get to know who is doing what in your community!
The purpose of the market is to enrich community interaction and to promote sustainability.
Farmers: Al Sterner & Jean Peterson
8910 Hwy. 12, Delano, MN 55328
GOODNESS GROWS at Peterson Produce, together with local young people, enjoys the good work of producing sustainably grown fruits and vegetables. Flowers, bedding plants and produce are sold from their farm market on Hwy 12 east of Delano from May through October.
Farmer: Greg Reynolds
5405 Calder Ave SE, Delano, MN 55328
Riverbend is a certified organic vegetable farm that markets wholesale vegetables to Twin Cities co-ops and independent restaurants. They also have CSA memberships available. Greg is Coordinator of The Great Scape Café at MN Garlic Festival. He is also interested in organizing local farmers to produce locally adapted vegetable seed: contact him if you are interested.
Three Crows Coffeehouse & Cafe
Owner: Gina Coburn
225 N. River Street, P.O. Box 549, Delano, MN 55328
Three Crows serves breakfast and lunch everyday with a full breakfast on the weekends. They have live music (and dinner) every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Check the website for calendar and special events. Almost everything is baked or cooked from scratch and often feature local foods. Guest musicians play blues, folk, jazz, country and more.
Farmers: Bev Nohr & Shannon Mattson
10585 Hwy 212, Glencoe, MN 55336
Dunlooken Farm is a multi-generational farm featuring a CSA and farm stand. Our CSA is small so we are able to tailor your box based on your preferences. We have many animals and encourage members to come out and visit the farm. The farm stand is open on Saturday mornings from mid June through October or by appointment. Come for pumpkins in October. We raise and sell dairy goats. We also have horses and offers riding lessons.
Kurt Schulz Farm
Farmer: Kurt Schulz
9656 160th St., Glencoe, MN 55336
Kurt raises grass fed sustainable hormone-free beef cattle and sells through direct marketing.
Star Thrower Farm
Shepherds: Scott & Deborah Pikovsky
Cheese Maker: Deborah Pikovsky
16545 County Road 2, Glencoe, MN 55336
Star Thrower Farm is a pasture based, seasonal sheep dairy and farmstead cheese business. Our sheep are pure-bred Icelandic sheep, a breed that produces very rich milk, gourmet meat, beautiful fleece and pelts. We strive to make a difference through responsible land stewardship, humane and respectful animal husbandry and the production of highest quality, nutritious food. Star Thrower products are sold to independent restaurants and select retailers. You can find Star Thrower Farm products at the Fulton Farmers Market, 49th and Chowen, south Minneapolis from May 19 to October 27, 2012.
Living Song Farm
Farmers: Jerry Ford & Mariénne Kreitlow
7616 25th St. SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349
PRODUCE: Garlic, onions, potatoes, winter squash.
GRASS-FINISHED BEEF: Mixed quarters available September, 2013.
EGGS: Pastured in summer, outdoors in winter.
This Century Farm also does custom rotational grazing, makes hay, and is a model of soil and water conservation practices. Jerry is the Director of MN Garlic Festival.
Living Song Music
Owner: Mariénne Kreitlow
7616 25th St. SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349
Mariénne is a songwriter, composer and performer whose music comes from a deep reverence for nature and the land. Her recordings can be purchased through her website and from her studio at the farm. She and her husband, Jerry Ford, present original concerts and worship services on themes of sustainability and stewardship. Mariénne is a Rostered Teaching Artist through the Central MN Arts Board, and has written three musicals. Mariénne is the Entertainment Director for MN Garlic Festival.
Crow River Winery
Winemakers: Michael & Valerie McBrady
14848 Highway 7 East, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Crow River Winery specializes in hand-crafted wines made from fruits from local farms and cold-hardy grapes grown in one of its four vineyards. Visitors can learn about the wine-making process. Taste and experience fine wines such as the 2011 ICCC gold medal Frontenac or the wildly popular Honeycrisp Apple and Cranberry wine. Veteran and aspiring chefs will appreciate the savory flavors of our garlic cooking wines. Crow River Winery is open to the public year-round with private appointments and events available by reservation. Call or visit our website for more information.
The Farm of Minnesota
Farmer: Dan Moe
24618 State Hwy. 15, Hutchinson, MN 55350
A vegetable and berry farm that offers harvested produce through their CSA and roadside stand.
Donald Popp Farm
Farmer: Donald Popp
20381 Belle Lake Road, Hutchinson, MN 55390
Certified Organic corn, soybean, and wheat plus vegetable gardens and eggs.
The Lamb Shoppe
Farmers: Doug Rathke & Connie Karstens
61231 MN Hwy 7, Hutchinson, MN 55350
The Lamb Shoppe is a retail farm store featuring lamb, as well as chicken, beef, turkey, eggs and other healthy foods. Their grass fed meat products are available year round.
Farmers: Laura Frerichs & Adam Cullip
23229 200th St., Hutchinson, MN 55350
Loon Organics is a 40-acre certified organic farm producing over 40 different vegetables and herbs for a 135-member CSA, farmers’ market and restaurants/retail establishments.
Farmers: Andy Cotter & Irene Genelin
21161 York Rd. Hutchinson, MN 55350
York Farm grows fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs sold through a CSA share and directly from the farm. York Farm also has event rental available with the use of a spacious renovated barn, walking paths, and access to flower gardens.
Hand N Home Farm & Kingston on the Crow
Farmers: Linda & Richard Stewart
Kingston, MN (Call for directions)
Thirty years of organic growing for Twin Cities restaurants with facilities for learning and events. We can provide hands on teaching of organic vegetable production and may have land available for you to grow on your own, with our guidance. Located about 55 miles west of Minneapolis in Kingston, we also have event space for family gatherings, activities and rustic camping all on the North Fork of the Crow River. Visit our website for more info and check out the 2012 Reality Farming Program on our Facebook page.
Harvest Moon Garlic, LLC
Owners: Luke Ahrndt & Brian Neff
17437 Minnesota HWY 22 Litchfield, MN 55355
Harvest Moon Garlic was started in 2008 and is focused on naturally grown gourmet garlic. We prefer a management intensive approach and follow a strict policy of no chemicals, period. We hold ourselves to a high standard of quality, and look to maintain this standard as we begin adding additional varieties of herbs and produce in the years ahead.
Prairie Drifter Farm
Farmers: Joan & Nick Olson
61369 223rd St, Litchfield, MN 55355
Prairie Drifter Farm is a diversified, chemical-free farm raising a wide variety of vegetables and herbs for our CSA operation and grocery store sales. We serve the communities of Litchfield and St. Cloud.
Sleeping Cat Organic Farm, LLC
Farmer: Mindy Desens
66683 288 St., Litchfield, MN 55355
Mindy raises grass fed-finished beef, organic eggs from fully free-range hens, fully free-range roasting chickens (fed only organic feed), and pasture lamb. All sold at Minneapolis Farmers Market.
Gardening World Wide
Owners: Patrick & Connie Lahr
208 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake, MN 55358
Pat and Connie promote health through gardens by working locally in Maple Lake Schools and community education classes, welcoming visitors to their gardens and educating them on their square foot gardening practices. Gardening World Wide has been working since 1985 in Haiti and Mexico with promotion of small gardens for local food production via adult groups and schools.
Valley View Dairy
Farmers: Dan & Erica Elsenpeter, Luke & Elizabeth Elsenpeter
2889 30th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358
Phone: 763-202-9205 or 320-963-1011
Valley View Dairy is a fifth generation farm run by brothers Luke and Dan Elsenpeter and their families. They have been certified organic since 2007. Beef quarters and halves available. Steers are raised organically and on pasture at the farm. No antibiotics or hormones used. Steers are slaughtered on farm and brought into a local meat locker to be processed.
Gale Woods Farm
Manager: Tim Reese
7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista, MN 55364
Gale Woods is a 400 acre working educational farm and public park managed by Three Rivers Park District. The park and 3 1/2 miles of hiking trails are open for free from 5:00 am to sunset every day. The farm includes vegetable gardens, an apple orchard, beef cattle, pigs, sheep, and poultry. Eggs, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork and vegetables are sold at the visitor center store which is open Monday through Saurday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.. Gale Woods has farm tours, classes and events for school groups, organizations and families. In addition there is a rental pavilion for meetings, weddings and private events.
Farmers: Karla Pankow & Elizabeth Millard
PO Box 7250, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1715
Bossy Acres strives to be good stewards of the land and overall environment, by focusing on sustainable farming principles including permaculture-based and organic techniques. Bossy grows a diversified mix of unique and heirloom vegetables, herbs, flowers and sells through various channels including local co-ops/specialty grocers, small restaurants/cafes, farmers’ markets, special orders, and through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Bossy Acres is also an active member of Grow! Twin Cities, working on urban farming research projects, season extension, and compost.
Owner: Paula Westmoreland
4105 Washburn Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Ecological Gardens is a locally owned permaculture design company creating landscapes which integrate food, function, and beauty. We also grow organic, heirloom garlic.
Mill City Farmers Market
704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Outdoor market, Saturdays, beginning May through October, with a monthly indoor Winter market at local DLish (208 1st St. N). Our mission is to promote local, sustainable and organic agriculture, increasing economic opportunities for farmers, urban youth, small business and food artisans, to offer experiential learning about access to healthy local foods and to build a vibrant gathering place for Minneapolis residents and visitors.
The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., The Wedge features healthy produce, meat and seafood, a bakehouse, health and body care products, groceries, deli and specials, with a strong emphasis on locally grown and organic foods.
JPR Acres, LLC
Farmer(s): Kerry & Kristen Skelton
Farm Address: 10389 Baker Ave. SW, Montrose, MN 55363
Mailing: 4380 Trillium Ln W., Mound, MN 55364
We are in the process of converting our 76 acre farm into a rotational grazing operation. We currently have Randall Lineback cattle and Dorset Horn sheep with future plans for a farmstead dairy producing yogurt and cheese. For 2012 we will have available pasture-raised Heritage Turkeys, Ducks, and Geese. Future offerings will include Grass-Fed Beef, Lamb, and Dairy-Fed Pork.
Natures Nest Organic Farm and Bed & Breakfast
Owner: Catherine Rose
5412 Brighton Ave. SE, Montrose, MN 55363
Natures Nest is an Organic flower farm selling annual and perennial flowers AND a Bed & Breakfast offering two kinds of stays: a suite with all the amenities and a rustic log cabin 1/4 mile from the house.
Crandall Garden Farme
Farmer: Bruce Bacon
7363 175 Ave. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
Certified Organic since 1977, and family farm since 1913, Crandall Garden Farme offers specialty market gardening and custom growing for restaurants and caterers. They offer internships with fresh garden food, lodging and cooperative work agenda. They sell 5 gal. wildflower bulk honey. They have a potted tree nursery; 25-acre prairie restoration, and is a permaculture demonstration site. They are available as a host site for agro-ecology research projects, seminars and retreats, private parties, picnics, weddings, plein air painting, et al. They also offer a site to incubate your own micro-enterprise (e.g. CSA, cut flower summer garden, etc). Located 30 miles NW of cities. Call for questions or directions.
Three Goats in a Tub & Wooden Shoes Farm
Farmers: Louise & Rich Van Bergen & grandchildren
2824 Gabler Ave. SE, Buffalo, MN 55313 (1 mile west of Rockford & 1 mile north of Hwy. 55)
We raise Alpine dairy goats for milk, meat, breeding stock, and pets. Their nutritious hormone-free milk is used for drinking and making cheese, whey, yogurt, and kefir. Three Goats in a Tub is a project of Louise and two granddaughters. Products from the farm, goat milk, honey, and beeswax, provide the base for naturally good-for-you personal care products. Our hand-made soap, lip balm, lotion, skin cream, Hand and Hoof Salve, and Kids Butt Balm are free of petroleum, phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colorants, and chemical toxins. The goat milk, with a pH similar to human skin, nourishes and moisturizes naturally.
Prairie Sun Farm
Farmers: Julie & Dan Geiger
10330 Hwy 25, Watertown, MN 55388
Prairie Sun Farm is a CSA serving the west metro. Check the website for more information.
Sweet Beet Farm
Farmers: Nick & Amelia Neaton
105 Westminster Avenue SW, Watertown, MN 55388
Sweet Beet Farm produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables, primarily for CSA shares. The fourth-generation farm also offers lamb, eggs, and honey. Nick and Amelia serve on the Crow River SFA Board.
Owner: Gray Schmidt
5464 225th St., Winsted, MN 55395
Gray’s business includes greenhouse vegetable bedding plant production, and on the land he grows hybrid and heirloom tomatoes for Lund’s and direct marketing.