Local Farmers: Part of your Community
March 24, 2020 – by Sylvia Burgos Toftness, Bull Brook Keep
Editor’s note: During these uncertain times, buying a share in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm makes more sense than ever. LSP’s 2020 edition of the Twin Cities, Minnesota & Western Wisconsin Region Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Directory lists over 40 farms that provide vegetables, as well as meat and other products, to shareholders. Find the directory here.
Hunkering down? Local grocer’s shelves getting a bit bare?
For most of us, these are unprecedented times. And while your area farmers of course cannot fully solve the challenges ahead of us, we do want to help when it comes to food.
Whether you live in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, or reside in western Wisconsin, you live close enough to many sustainable farmers who have pastured meats and vegetables available now. We use organic practices for the health of the land, our livestock, our families, and our customers. Our cattle, sheep, and hogs are pastured, treated humanely, and processed at a nearby USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) facility. Cuts are vacuum packaged.
You can pick up our meat and vegetables at our farms, or we can deliver to the Twin Cities metro as well as Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin. Our farms are just miles from each other so you can easily visit several of us in one trip.
Contact us directly:
- Bull Brook Keep (that’s me) for grass-fed, grass-finished beef in variety packages starting at just 30 pounds.
- Blackbrook Farm for pork, fresh new spinach, carrots, and grass-fed beef.
- Turnip Rock Farm for pork and Cosmic Wheel Creamery (same farm) for outstanding grass-fed artisan cheeses.
- Whetstone Farm for lamb, mutton, stored sweet carrots, and fleeces.
- And, Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm offers medicinal herbs and tinctures.
We’re eager to help while supplies last. And we’d like to be your farmers as weather warms. We hope to hear from you, and wish you health and calm,