Putting locally grown produce on every table.
Fresh produce should not be a luxury, but families often cannot afford fresh, locally grown produce. Emergency Foodshelf Network’s Harvest for the Hungry program purchases produce from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin farmers, donating the fruit and vegetables to our network of food shelves, on-site meal programs, and hunger relief agencies free of charge.
- Launched in 2008, the partnership brings together community-supported agriculture (CSA) farmers, CSA members and local donors.
- In 2012, we delivered over 105,000 pounds of fresh local produce, helping us meet our goal of increasing access to healthy, locally grown foods.
- Provides a secondary market to farmers, helping strengthen local agricultural endeavors.
- Generous support provided by The Wedge, Finnegans, Black Forest Inn and Green Mill Restaurant.
Questions about Harvest for the Hungry please contact Karena Johnson.
Axdahl Farms, IncStillwater, MN
Stillwater, MN 55082651.439.3134
Axdahl’s Garden Farm & Greenhouse is a family owned business located in the fertile St. Croix Valley of Stillwater, MN. Axdahl’s Farm is the home to fresh, local, and sustainable Minnesota grown produce such as sweet corn, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins. In addition, their state of the art greenhouse provides a fabulous assortment of beautiful hanging baskets, annuals, potted flowers, unique herbs, and vegetable plants, as well as the necessary tools to jumpstart your own gardening season.
Big River Farms CSA
Minnesota Food Association Marine on St. Croix, MN
14220-B Ostlund Trail NorthMarine on St. Croix, MN 55047 | 651.433.3676
Big River Farms CSA is a program of the Minnesota Food Association that provides fresh, organic produce to local consumers. In addition, they work with aspiring immigrant and minority farmers to promote a more sustainable food system. They equip future local farmers with essential skills to maintain their own organic and sustainable vegetable farming enterprises.
Blackbrook FarmClayton, WI
Clayton, WI 54004828.702.0444
Blackbrook Farm, co-owned by James John Dodge and Ayla Mia Graden, is a Certified Naturally Grown vegetable farm located in Clayton, WI. They deliver fresh produce through CSA, farmer’s markets and wholesale to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and Western Wisconsin. James and Ayla value their role in being stewards of the land through utilizing sustainable farming procedures to nurture their soils and keep them rich for future generations to come. Finally, they are passionate about sharing their harvest with families in need by participating in EFN’s Harvest for the Hungry program.
Blue Ribbon FarmClearwater, MN
Clearwater, MN 55320320.558.2431
Blue Ribbon Farm grows their produce on 20 acres located along the Mississippi River near Clearwater, MN. Being from a three generation farm family, the farmers have over 30 years of experience growing produce using sustainable agriculture practices. Their harvest consists of a variety of tried and true customer favorites, as well as some new and different varieties of produce. You can find their produce at the St. Cloud Farmers Market, on the road side stand at their farm, or by enrolling in a CSA member share.
Broadfork FarmStewart, MN
Burning River FarmFrederic, WI
Frederic, WI 54837715.653.2245
Burning River Farm grows approximately 40-50 different varieties of Certified Naturally Grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit on healthy soils maintained through the use of cover crops and naturally sourced fertilizers. They distribute their harvest to both CSA member and at the Mill City Farmers Market. It is their mission to provide members, customers, and friends with clean, delicious food and to support and strengthen local food networks.
Common Harvest FarmOsceola, WI
Osceola, WI 54020 (715) 294-2831
Common Harvest Farm began in 1989 and has nourished their community through providing regular CSA shares for over 20 years. They harvest 40 different vegetables and herbs using sustainable practices along the bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley. The farm continues to seek greater connections to the land, offering its farm community both physical and spiritual nourishment through local food and sustainable work with nature.
Driftless OrganicsSoldiers Grove, W
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655608.624.3735
Josh and Noah, two of Driftless Organics’ farmers, started growing their own vegetables at the ages of 9 and 11. As they grew, so did their ambition and the number of crops they raised and sold. What began as a quarter acre field of potatoes has now expanded to over one hundred acres of vegetables, fruits, small grains and sunflowers; all grown in the Driftless region of local Southwest Wisconsin. In 2006, Mike Lind joined Josh and Noah in the fun; the three of them work tirelessly to sustainably grow some of the best organic food around.
Earth Dance FarmSpring Valley, MN
Spring Valley, MN 55975507.378.4252
Earth Dance Farm is a 42 acre CSA farm in the fertile Bluff Country. They grow a variety of fruits and vegetables without using synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. Along with 4 interns and part-time help, they cultivate and care for their land by relying on compost, green manures, and some organic fertilizers to supplement their soils. Norm was raised with the philosophy that the land is a gift and must be cared for and nourished for the next generations. With hard work and honest sweat, they provide nutritious and flavor-filled vegetables and fruits to their customers.
East Henderson Farm, LLCHenderson, MN
Henderson, MN 56044612.756.3971
East Henderson Farm, a working dairy farm until the 1980’s, is a family farm that has been around for four generations. The East Henderson farmers, who have a deep appreciation for the natural world and a passion for building, restoration, and reuse, use sustainable methods to grow certified organic vegetables and raise livestock on the 40 acre farm site.
Faithful Ground FarmMinneapolis, MN
Fat Chicken FarmEmbarrass, MN
Featherstone FarmRushford, MN
Rushford, MN 55971
Featherstone Farm is a certified organic farm that grows around 75 varieties of fruits and vegetables for CSA and wholesale customers throughout Southeastern Minnesota and the Twin Cities. They are committed to sustainable farming practices and providing local consumers with the freshest, healthiest produce possible.
Food FarmWrenshall, MN
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Food Farm started with the Fisher-Merritt family in 1975 and has operated as a CSA since 1994. Their passion is to provide high quality food for CSA members and a sustainable livelihood for their farmers. Food Farm is committed to continually improving the productive capacity of their land, as well as strengthening their region by cooperating with natural systems and supporting the communities to which they belong.
Foxtail farmOsceola, WI
Osceola, WI 54020715.294.1762
Foxtail Farm produces fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables using only natural methods and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They strive to grow great produce, year-round and to help train aspiring farmers who want to become part of a local, healthy, and sustainable food system. Another goal for Foxtail Farm is to expand the accessibility of their produce to lower income folks. They are proud of their CSA members, who donate generously to the Harvest for the Hungry program with EFN, which allows their farm to achieve this goal.
Goats and Gardens FarmClayton, WI
Living Land FarmSt. Peter, MN
St. Peter, MN 56082
Living Land Farm is a CSA farm committed to a sustainable future that is economically viable and provides healthy, organic food to their local community. They grow a variety of Minnesota vegetables, as well as herbs and fruits, including watermelons and cantaloupe. The farmers encourage their members to visit the farm to see where their food grows, and to participate in various events they host including potlucks, farm celebrations, and “pick your own” days.
Loon Organics Inc.Hutchinson, MN
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Loon Organics is a certified organic family farm committed to growing vegetables and cultivating community at their 40-acre farm in Hutchinson, MN. The Loon farmers have been farming for 10 years and managing a CSA operation since 2006. They strive to be good stewards of their land, while growing 250 different crop varieties of nutrient-dense, organic vegetables.
McKinley Community CSAMinneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Jobs, beauty, community, health are key words that sum up the ultimate goal of McKinley Community CSA. This CSA was founded in 2010 by engaged neighbors in the McKinley neighborhood in North Minneapolis whose mission was to improve the quality of life where they live. This mission continues as the community run urban farm turns vacant blighted property into working farmland, creates jobs and helps people reconnect with where their food comes from. In addition, they grow all of their crops without utilizing synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
Mhonpaj’s GardenOakdale, MN
Oakdale, MN 55128
Mhonpaj's Garden is USDA Certified Organic through the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. They grow and sell organic produce locally and provide CSA shares to members in the community. They also conduct cooking demonstrations and workshops on traditional Hmong vegetables and herbs.
Northern Light FarmSolway, MN
Solway, MN 56678(218) 467-3584
Northern Light Farm is a diversified, organic family farm located in Solway, MN. They sell a variety of different vegetables and fruits to CSA members, grown on 160 acres of woods, wetlands, fields, and pastures. Beside naturally grown produce, they raise and sell free range organic eggs, pasture raised organic broiler chickens, honey and bee pollen year round.
Open Hands FarmNorthfield, MN
Northfield, MN 55057
Open Hands Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm that has served fresh delicious produce to CSA members, colleges, co-ops and other eaters in their area since 2006. They believe healthy food should not be a luxury. They farm with an emphasis on soil health and farm ecology and building community through food.
Ploughshare FarmAlexandria, MN
Alexandria, MN 56308
Ploughshare Farm is a certified organic farm, growing a wide variety of organic vegetables and some fruits on 160 acres of fertile soil bordering the Chippewa River in Central Minnesota. The farm is owned by Gary Brever, the founder of the Harvest for Hungry Program, Minnesota Jaycees with the 2012 Farmer of the Year Award, and named “Edible Twin Cities” Local Hero in the Best Farm/Farmer category. As a frequent speaker and leader at organic farming conferences, Gary was one of two Minnesota farmers selected to discuss 2012 Farm legislation in Washington. He also was a recent, featured guest on Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s The Splendid Table.
Prairie Drifter FarmLitchfield, MN
Litchfield, MN 55355
Prairie Drifter Farm is a diversified, organic vegetable farm serving the communities of Litchfield, Sartell, and St. Cloud through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation. This farm is located in the transition zone between the prairie grasslands of western Minnesota and the deciduous forest of central Minnesota. Through their food and farming practices, Prairie Drifter Farm strives to educate, create meaningful connections, and provide delicious and healthy food to their members and local communities.
Seed to Seed FarmClear Lake, WI
Clear Lake, WI 54005
Seed to Seed Farm is a 7-acre diversified organic vegetable farm in Western Wisconsin. They sell produce through CSA, wholesale, and at farmer’s markets. They specialize in growing unique, heirloom, and otherwise interesting varieties of vegetables alongside the classics. This is their second year of operation, but in the near future they hope to grow and sell seeds along with vegetables.
SEEDS FarmNorthfield, MN
Silver Bee FarmAlden, MN
Alden, MN 56009
Silver Bee Farm is a family farm dedicated to offering certified organic food to their customers. Starting with good dirt, they keep the dirt and all of the critters that live in it healthy, and Mother Nature takes care of the rest. They offer CSA subscriptions upon request and can be found at the Albert Lea Farmers Market selling their top-notch food. They offer organic vegetables, flowers, and herbs, as well as pasture-raised chicken, pork and lamb.
Spring Wind FarmNorthfield, MN
Northfield, MN 55057
Let your seasonal eating begin with Spring Wind! They are a diversified vegetable farm serving the Northfield area. Sustainable, chemical-free, biologically focused practices are central to their values as farmers. Their healthy soil produces nutrient rich crops which are great for people. Spring Wind's produce is available through their CSA, at the Riverwalk Farmers Market in downtown Northfield, or through our wholesale partners. They are happy to be your farmers!
The Farm on St. MathiasBrainerd, MN
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
The Farm on St. Mathias is a family owned and operated farm with a mission to bring fresh, locally and organically grown food to good people. The farmers offer their members different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown on the 80 acre farm three miles south of Brainerd, MN. The farmers believe that education on sustainable farming and farming practices is key, as well as knowing your farmers and where your food comes from.
Turnip Rock FarmClear Lake, WI
Clear Lake, WI 54005
Turnip Rock Farm is a family run farm and rural business with over 6 years of experience in both CSA management and farming internships. The farm, operated by the family and a few hired hands, proudly offers delicious, chemical free produce. In years past, Turnip Rock Farm was endearingly suspected to be the rockiest 40 acres of land in Wisconsin. However, for 2013 they will be growing produce on a different piece of land that is less rocky and brings them closer to their CSA members and community of sustainable farmers.
Whitewater Garden FarmsAltura, MN
Altura, Minnesota 55910
Whitewater Garden Farms is a 136 acre family operated farm in the Whitewater Wildlife Area. With the addition of two retention ponds, native prairie restoration, and hardwood planting, they have created an attractive ecosystem for aquatic life, wild life, and pollinators. Whitewater Gardens Farm grows a variety of vegetables year round with about 6-10 acres of land and a four season greenhouse project using ground source heat pumps. Lastly, they use organic and biological farming methods to produce top quality produce because they value the health of their customers.
Women's Environmental Institute at Amador HillNorth Branch, MN
North Branch, MN 55056
Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) is a non-profit environmental and agricultural justice organization. The farm and farm campus are located on Amador Hill, 65 miles north of the Twin Cities. WEI is the Growing Power regional outreach training center for Minnesota. They are committed to teaching and promoting organic and sustainable agriculture in relationship to environmental and social justice.