Whitewater Gardens Farm is a small, diversified farm on the edge of the Whitewater Wildlife Area in Southeast Minnesota. Our mission is to create a sustainable farm that not only grows healthy, nutritious food, but also enhances the environment and contributes to a strong local community. We encourage our members to connect to the farm by coming for a farm tour or even help in the gardens. Our livestock and produce are grown using soil building and organic farming practices and are sold within 100 miles of the farm to retailers, wholesalers, CSA member families, and Farmer markets. Our produce is also distributed to economically disadvantaged families through donations to local food shelves, resource centers, and shelters. We offer a wide range of vegetable varieties not found in the stores. We will also have a limited supply of pasture raised pork and grass fed beef. We started a greenhouse project in 2010 using ground source heat pumps and will grow in the ground. Our goal is to produce good tomatoes and cucumbers all winter. Let us know if you are interested in a farm tour or looking for an internship. We grow food with your health in mind! We are also working as mentors for new food safety programs on farms with MN Extension Service.
Our CSA program still has limited space for the 2014 season, thanks for the support. We will have pickups at the Saturday Farmer's markets in Winona and Rochester. You may also pick up your shares at the farm Wednesday evenings from 4-6. We sell at the Rochester and Winona Farmer markets on Saturday mornings starting May 3. We will have bedding plants for sale in May as well as fresh greens and other early treats. Both Rochester and Winona now have winter markets, more info on their website
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 40
Full Share: $585/year
1/2 Share: $375/year
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Winona, Sat. 7:30-12:00 at Main and 2nd also winter markets at the Mall. Check web site for dates.
Rochester, Sat. 7:30-12:00 on 4th by the Government Center and the winter market at the fair grounds from 9:00-12:00
We send vegetables direct from the farm to co-ops, restaurants, and institutions. We also send some products through Hidden Stream Farm.
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I organized the Minneapolis CSA for Whitewater Gardens because I loved Lonny and Sandy's vegetables so much that I wanted to have them every week. The vegetables are beautiful and clean.... [more]