Do you know your grower? We know ours. Our crop shares are hand selected to represent the region’s best fruits, ricknelson-startribvegetables, meats and cheeses, all from small producers who not only practice sustainable and humane farming techniques, but also furnish the kind of top-quality goods you just can’t get from larger commercial operations.

PLEASE NOTE: Crop shares sell out quickly. Order early. Supplies are limited.

Because we rely on Mother Nature to cooperate with us, we hope we can assume the same from you. Please be aware that delivery dates and prices are subject to change. Occasionally, Mother Nature damages the crop such that we are unable to deliver. If that’s the case, we will refund any deposits.


SPRING DELIGHTS

from DragSmith Farms Inc. in Barron, WI
For well over two decades, Gail and Maurice Smith have cultivated DragSmith Farms, an organic family-run farm in western Wisconsin. Recently, they have created Six Rivers Cooperative, bringing together a number of neighboring organic, sustainable and Amish-run farms in the region. Because of their network, they have been a reliable source for these spring specialties: fiddlehead ferns, ramps, nettles and morels.

$35 Fiddles, Ramps and Nettles. Two 7-ounce clamshells each of fiddleheads and nettles, and 1 lb. ramps.

$38 Morels. One-lb. bag.

Order online or call to order at 651-228-1333. Pick up late spring, any location.


HERITAGE CHICKEN EGGS
from Dodge Nature Center in St. Paul, MN
These are real eggs. Tasty and beautiful. Please resist the temptation to think of them as art. Throughout the spring, Dodge Nature Center will provide brown eggs from Buff Orpington and Wyandotte chickens, and white eggs from the White-Faced Black Spanish chickens. Unlike chickens bred for the commercial poultry industry, Heritage chickens must meet specific breed standards, mate naturally, be able to live a long, productive outdoor life. As a result, these eggs are fresher and more nutritious than the store-bought variety.

$20 for three deliveries.

Order online or call to order at 651-228-1333. Pick up one fresh dozen each Friday: 3/14, 3/28 and 4/11 any location.


DUCK
from Au Bon Canard in Caledonia, MN

Imagine a flavorful Pinot Noir served with pan-crisped duck confit and a side of sautéed potatoes. Ooh, la la … we’re in the mood for love.
Owners Christian Gasset and Elizabeth Gibson-Gasset of Au Bon Canard in Caledonia, Minnesota, hand-feed and tend their poultry according to time-honored family tradition. Their small flocks of pasture-raised ducks are cared for without antibiotics, dietary supplements, appetite stimulants or growth-promoting hormones. This is a gourmet product that’s as pure and natural as you’ll find.

$50 Four duck legs and 3 lbs. of duck fat.

$80 Four duck breasts.

$75 One lb. of fois gras.

Order online or call to order at 651-228-1333. Pick up early May, any location.


LIMOUSIN BEEF
from Peterson Limousin Farms in Osceola, WI
Where did your dinner come from? We can make sure you know the answer to that question. At their home farm near the St. Croix River, Wayne and Christine, along with their children Andy, Elizabeth and Ryan, raise antibiotic- and growth hormone-free cattle that are custom harvested for their customers. We’re lucky to get a share of this unbelievably tender, tasty and lean beef. Our grills are ready — are yours?
$60 Ten lbs. lean ground Limousin beef.

Order online or call to order at 651-228-1333. Pick up mid April, any location.


PIG HEAVEN IN A BOX
from Fischer Farms in Waseca, MN

Tim Fischer, one of Minnesota’s top pork farmers, raises his Yorkshires, Hampshires, Berkshires and Durocs exactly as his great-great-granddaddy used to. If you meet him, don’t be afraid to give him a big smooch. We do — every time he rings the doorbell at the back of the store.

$45 Thick–Cut Bacon. Six lbs. of Tim Fischer’s best. Pick up late April or May, any location.

$5.95/lb. Easter Hams. These bone-in hams come in Half (approx. 5–8 lbs.) or Whole (approx. 9–15 lbs.). Price is per pound; $25 deposit for Half Ham and $50 deposit on the Whole Ham. Call to order. Pick up April 16, any location. (Not available for ordering online; call to order at 651-228-1333.)

$98 Ribs and Chops. Four smoked chops, 4 regular chops, 2 racks St. Louis ribs, 2 racks baby back ribs. Each item serves four. Pick up late May, any location.

$365 Fischer Farms 1/2 Heritage Breed Hogs. If you’re ready for the whole — half, that is — hog, you’ll get around 65 lbs.: 18 one-inch bone-in chops; 2 bone-in half hams; 2 4-lb. shoulder roasts; 6–8 lbs. bacon; 1 lb. slab bacon; 1 rack St. Louis ribs; 2 fresh hocks; 3 lbs. bacon brats; 3 lbs. breakfast links; and 2–3 lbs. ground pork. All amounts are approximate. Pick up early May, St. Paul or Edina only.

Order online or call to order at 651-228-1333.