Sign up here for a 2015 Blackbrook Farm CSA Share! if you are interested in becoming a 2015 CSA member.
We are a family farm located in Western WI about 75 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. On our 40 acre farm we grow over 10 acres of vegetables, fruits and herbs using organic methods. 2015 will be our 4th year of farming and our first year of being Certified Organic. We have a 175 member CSA and market to several restaurants and coops in the Twin Cities. We attend the Amery Farmers Market and the Midtown Farmers Market in Minneapolis. On our farm we also raise heritage breed pastured pigs and laying hens which we sell to our CSA members.
From managing the soils on our farm, to thoughtfully choosing pest and weed management tactics, we seek to increase the diversity of our biological world, both above and below ground. To us, sustainable farming includes nurturing the soils rather than treating the crops. To be stronger stewards of the land and of our vegetables, we feel it is better to work toward understanding the causes than it is to treat the symptoms. In turn, when you choose our produce you are supporting rich land for future generations to come.
We value the autonomy of this work, which enables us to use our hands and our minds in the most fulfilling ways. We feel lucky to have found such a wonderful profession and hope you will want to share that with us by becoming a member, stopping by our markets or coming out to the farm to see where all those vegetables grew up!
We are happy to be part of the Emergency Food Network's Harvest for the Hungry program for a 4th year! Through this program, CSA farms provide fresh veggies to families in need. Harvest for the Hungry is powered by donations from CSA members, Green Mill and the Finnegan's fund. Consider donating today by going to https://emergencyfoodshelf.thankyou4caring.org/pages/Harvest and remember to select us as your affiliated farm. This is a fantastic program that connects families to local, chemical free vegetables while also supporting local farms.