URBAN FARMS

Mississippi Mushrooms

Mississippi Mushrooms is a certified organic, urban, indoor mushroom farm located on the banks of the Mississippi river in Minneapolis. We use locally sourced, recycled waste materials like sawdust and brewer’s grain to grow fresh and exotic mushrooms!

JD Rivers' Children's Garden

Unique to Minneapolis’ renowned park system, JD Rivers Children's Garden connects youth with nature and helps them discover the joys and rewards of growing food. The one-acre garden lies along Glenwood Avenue in Theodore Wirth Regional Park. It features a chimney swift tower, hoop house, orchard, and bee hives, all of which are part of our interactive summer programming.

Beez Knees

Reviving the Hive for Healthy Bees Healthy Lives. Established in 2010 by Kristy Lynn Allen, Beez Kneez is a honey production, delivery, beekeeper support, and advocacy organization. We recognize that bees are vital to our food system and work to raise awareness around the health and protection of pollinators with our Healthy Bees Healthy Lives campaign. We keep bees, deliver raw, local honey by bicycle, educate beekeepers and sell supplies. We also operate the first ever community beekeeping center.

 

EASTERN FARMS

Big River Farms

A program of The Food Group, Big River Farms works to build a more sustainable food system by operating an educational farm and food hub to support beginning farmers from diverse backgrounds in starting organic farm businesses.

In addition, the farm serves as an educational resource offering Youth and Family Programming, continuing education through the Emerging Farmers Conference designed to be accessible for all farmers, and on-farm events.

Bull Brook Keep Farm

Dave and Sylvia Toftness breed and raise 100% grass-fed beef for the health of the land, livestock and customers. They use rotational grazing practices to make sure cows get fresh feed and the land is fertilized in the process! Their beef herd gets NO grain, hormones or subclinical antibiotics. The beef is processed at a USDA custom plant near the farm. We farm - so you can eat - with a tiny carbon hoofprint: 72 acres of grass-fed grass-finished beef.

Star Prairie Trout Farm

Star Prairie Trout Farm raises premium quality trout all year round in ice-cold spring water. At the farm you will find ponds to fish trout from with no license required, so remember to pack your cooler to bring home your catch!

Whistling Well Farm

Family friendly apple orchard, featuring the latest varieties of Minnesota apples. The first apple trees were planted on Whistling Well Farm in 1980 by Carol and Charlie Johnson, along with their sons Chad and Neal. Today Whistling Well is a family-friendly pick-your-own apple orchard and pumpkin farm located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. Come to enjoy complimentary all-beef hotdogs, chips and beverages!

Black Brook Farm

Black Brook Farm is a 140-acre certified organic vegetable farm raising pastured hogs, chickens and honeybees and supplying CSA shares to the Twin Cities. We will have samples, hayrides, pastured pork and vegetables available for purchase, and honey from Beez Kneez.

Turnip Rock Farm & Cosmic Wheel Creamery

Turnip Rock is a diversified farm with a 20 cow, 100% grass fed creamery, making a selection of aged and fresh cheese. Their family farm operates following their values, rooted in the highest respect for the soil, natural environment and resources.

Amador Hill Farm & Orchard

Amador Hill Farm & Orchard is a small certified organic farm and apple orchard, committed to four-season sustainable agriculture and operates as a program of the nonprofit Women's Environmental Institute. Amador Hill provides produce to CSA members and farmer's markets.

White Pine Berry Farm

White Pine Berry Farm is an organic pick-your-own berry farm owned by Greg and Irma Zwald. Featuring a beautiful red barn, farm animals and hay rides! Blueberry, raspberry and strawberry picking, depending on availability. They believe it is a joy to have families come to share the farming experience picking berries on their farm.


SOUTHEASTERN FARMS

Sweet 16 Farm

Named for our picturesque location along State Highway 16 in the Root River Valley of southeastern MN, Sweet 16 Farm is a family-owned and operated cut flower farm. We grow 40+ varieties of annuals, perennials, woodies and hops. Our bouquets are available for purchase June - September as made to order for special events, or through our flower CSA program. Come to enjoy local beer, flowers and live music!

Hoch Orchard & Gardens

Hoch Orchard and Gardens is a 94 acre diversified organic and biodynamic farm producing seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats, wine and hard cider, and more. Come to enjoy pick-your own berries, pasture walks, sampling, cooked brats for sale, and hard cider and wine!


SOUTHERN FARMS

Graise Farm

Graise Farm ensures community members have access to healthy, flavorful food from compassionately raised animals. Visit their farm to learn about pigs on pasture, free-range ducks, dhicken and pork. Come to enjoy local food from the Cannon Valley region at The Local Plate food truck that will be at our farm during the Co-op Farm Tour!

Little Big Sky Farm

Little Big Sky Farm is a diverse vegetable farm located in Henderson Minnesota, 50 miles south of the Twin Cities. We grow fresh food for the Twin Cities and the greater St. Peter-Mankato area. We are happy and grateful to invest our time, energy and hard work into growing quality, local, chemical-free food for you!

TC Farm

TC Farm Founders Betsy and Jack grew up in Eden Prairie with a love of cooking and good food. We were frustrated we couldn't find meat raised without some sort of shortcut. We wanted food without any shortcuts. So, we struck out on our own and founded a hobby farm to feed our family. That farm grew into TC Farm and the collective group of over 700 member families who make it all possible. TC Farm raises sustainable, pasture-raised pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, turkey, and lamb with no GMOs or hormones.

Twin Organics

An organic vegetable farm by twin brothers supplying vegetables for the Twin Cities.

Ferndale Farm & Market

Third-generation free-range turkey farm. Treating turkeys like family since 1939. We have an on-farm market dedicated to local meats, artisan cheeses, and other regional specialties. Visit us to enjoy samples of our products to enjoy and hay rides to visit the turkeys!

Shepherd’s Way Farm

Shepherd's Way Farms is a pasture-based sheep dairy that produces artisan cheese. At Shepherd's Way Farms, we believe there is a way to live that combines hard work, creativity, respect for the land and animals, and a focus on family and friends. We believe the small family-based farm still has a place in our society. Everything we do, everything we make, is in pursuit of this goal.

Hope Creamery

Hope Creamery is a traditional creamery making fresh handcrafted butter in Hope, MN. They still make small batches of butter using fresh Minnesota cream from area farmers and provide delicious butter for local restaurants and co-ops.

 

WESTERN FARMS

Mighty Axe Hop Farm

Mighty Axe is Minnesota’s largest hop farm growing the best of MN terroir to brewers and drinkers across the country. They farm 80 acres of hops and operate an on-farm harvesting, drying, and pelleting facility. Come enjoy a beer and learn about hops!

Ames Farm

Nationally recognized honeybee farm producing unique single source honey. They grow a variety of fruit trees including apples, pears and plums. Come to experience the farm and taste award-winning honey!

Pluck Flower Farm

Pluck Flower Farm is a small-scale woman-owned and operated cut flower farm growing courageous blooms with care. Pluck's flowers are grown in coordination with nature, seasonally and without chemicals.

Thousand Hills Cattle Co.

Thousand Hills raises 100% Grass Fed Beef focusing on nourishing soil, plants, cattle and people by holistically grazing cattle for their lifetime. Come to see the cattle herd demonstrations at 10AM, 1PM and 3PM.

Riverbend Farm

Riverbend Farm, owned by farmers Greg and Mary Reynolds, is a certified organic vegetable farm focused on local seeds and cover crops, providing organic produce to CSA members, restaurants, co-ops, and schools.