This forty-acre piece of land, a former dairy farm, is largely open fields, cultivated with varied species of native plants. Paths guide you through these plantings and around the farm. Along with a pond and the woods that surround us on the west and the north, these native plants encourage many critters to make their home here.
For 10 weeks, from mid-July to mid-September, receive a large bouquet of field-fresh flowers to enjoy in your home or workplace! Selections from over forty varieties, grown without the use of any toxins, are gathered, arranged, and delivered to a centrally located drop-off site in Duluth (or to a place of your choosing) on the same day each week. Various native flowers and grasses are added to more traditional cut flowers, creating unique and beautiful arrangements. Bouquets come with weekly flowering notes that include information and musings about flowers, farming, and the land. As a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) flower farm, connecting farmer and consumer, your purchase of a share supports farmers efforts to live and work with the land in sustainable ways.
Flowers for weddings and special occasions are also available from mid-July to mid-September in bulk or as arranged bouquets.
Individuals and small groups come to the farm for retreat and renewal, or as a stopover on their way to or from another place. Come spend a day, overnight, or weekend on the farm. Take part in farm activities or take time for your own individual or group intention.
The barn hayloft comes alive with music and entertainment during spring and fall concerts. Other special events have included seasonal children's festivals, song circles, potlucks, and bonfires. Other possibilities include educational experiences, arts and crafts workshops, storytelling, and celebrations of all kinds.
Come visit the farm during the native plant flowering and seed harvest season. From June to October you can find any number of the native plants in bloom. Harvest season for most species begins in September and continues until snow cover. A variety of seeds are hand-collected from fields where over fifty native species have been cultivated. Seed is then sent to Prairie Moon Nursery (Winona, MN) to be cleaned, packaged, and sold. If you are interested in planting from seed, contact Prairie Moon. You can specify that you wish to purchase seeds collected from Common Place Farm.
Fostering relationship with, reverence for, and responsibility to the commons.
Season: July through September
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 15
Full Share: $200/season
1/2 Share: $100/season
Work Req? No
I participate in the region's Sustainable Farming Association's annual Harvest Festival the second Sunday in September in Duluth, MN.
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