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.


DUCK
From Au Bon Canard in Caledonia, MN
Happy, well-loved ducks run the farm at Au Bon Canard, a small family idyll where owners Christian Gasset and Elizabeth Gibson-Gasset hand-feed and care for their poultry according to time-honored traditions. Their flocks of pasture-raised ducks are raised without antibiotics, dietary supplements, appetite stimulants or growth hormones. The result? Sumptuous flavors, whether you’re making pan-crisped duck confit, duck grilled over cherry wood, or civet de canard. The farm is also one of the very few producers of artisanal foie gras in the country, and the gentle care the Gassets show for their ducks shines through in the rich delicacy.

$50.00 (Four Duck Legs and 3 lbs. Duck Fat.) Pick up late September, all locations.

$80.00 (Four Duck Breasts.) Pick up late September, all locations.

$75.00 (One Lobe of Foie Gras, approximately 1 lb.) Pick up late September, all locations.

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


LIMOUSIN DRY-AGED BEEF
From Peterson Limousin Farms in Osceola, WI

Originating from the Limousin and Marche regions of France, Limousin cattle are well known for their natural leanness, while still retaining plenty of tenderness and flavor. Lucky for us, sampling some of this delectable beef doesn’t require a drive-time Rosetta Stone course in French. Family farmers Wayne and Christine Peterson, along with their three children, raise these heritage breed cattle without antibiotics or hormones, and kick up the flavor even more by dry-aging the beef for two weeks. Your grill will practically weep with gratitude.

$58.00 (Ten Pounds Ground Beef.) Pick up late September, all locations.

$78.00 Griller Sampler (Four 8-oz. Flatiron Steaks; two 15-oz. Bone-In Rib-Eye Steaks; four 1-lb. packages ground beef.) Pick up late September, all locations.

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


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

One of Minnesota’s top pork farmers, Tim Fischer raises his Yorkshires, Hampshires, Berkshires and Durocs in the same way as his great-great grandfather. We’re not sure if his ancestor garnered big ol’ smooches whenever he dropped off bacon, ribs and chops, but we hope so — we sure embrace Fischer whenever he rings the store’s delivery doorbell. Those slabs of thick-cut bacon, racks of St. Louis ribs and smoked chops inspire devotion wherever he goes.

$48.00 Thick-Cut Bacon (Six lbs. of Tim Fischer’s best.) Pick up mid-September, all locations.

$98.00 Ribs and Chops (Four smoked chops, four regular chops, two racks St. Louis Ribs, 2 Racks Baby Back Ribs. Each item serves four.) Pick up late August, all locations.

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


RED RASPBERRIES
From Bice & Sons Berry Farm in Waseca, MN

Farmer Josh Bice and his family planted a slew of raspberries in 2007, and they’ve only expanded since then, resulting in banks of gorgeous berry plants, each dotted with juicy, red raspberries. These sweet and luscious treats are perfect for late-summer desserts, cocktails and salads. And of course, they make an addictive little snack. Make edible finger puppets, or drop a few into a glass of chilled champagne — there are no wrong answers here.

$5.50 (One pt.) Pick up mid-August, all locations.

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


EMPANADAS
From Cooks of Crocus Hill Chef Tracy Figueroa
All of us here at Cooks agree that Chef Tracy’s empanadas are almost beyond description. We’ll try anyway: slow-roasted meats with a blend of intoxicating spices, wrapped in a perfect pastry crust that leaves you yearning for more even before you’ve finished the first one. Tracy makes these with lots of love, from her family’s Puerto Rican recipes, and we know you’ll be as devoted to them as we are.

$30 (one dozen) Choose from beef, pork, or combo pack (six each of beef and pork). Pick up early October.

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


PIG HEAVEN IN A BOX
From Fischer Farms in Waseca, MN
One of Minnesota’s top pork farmers, Tim Fischer raises his Yorkshires, Hampshires, Berkshires and Durocs in the same way as his great-great-grandfather did. Handpicked by Fischer for your dinner table, these crop shares are little bits of heaven, shrink-wrapped and popped into a box.

$98 (four each: Smoked Chops, Regular Chops, St. Louis Rib Racks, Baby Back Ribs Rack) Each item serves four. Call to order. Pick up mid-October, any location.

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


LIMOUSIN BEEF
From Peterson Limousin Farms in Osceola, WI
Originating from the Limousin and Marche regions of France, Limousin cattle are well known for their natural leanness, while still retaining plenty of tenderness and flavor. Lucky for us, no passport for France is required. Wisconsin family farmers Wayne and Christine Peterson, along with their three children, raise these heritage breed cattle without antibiotics or hormones, and kick up the flavor even more by dry-aging the beef for two weeks. Our grills are ready — how about yours?

$80 (four 8- to 10-oz. Rib-Eye Steaks; 3 lbs. Flank Steak; 2 lbs. Ground Beef) Pick up October, any location.

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


CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE STOCKS
From Cooks of Crocus Hill Kitchens
Soup season promises plenty of inventive combinations, but who has time to create from-scratch stocks? We do! Let Cooks of Crocus Hill provide the rich, savory flavors that come from long-simmering chicken and vegetable stocks, and turn any soup into a standout. Delicious foundations for the season’s tastiest soups and sauces, our stocks will be your best kept secret.

$6 (1 qt.) Pick up late October, any location.

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


BLACK WALNUTS
From Bice & Sons Berry Farm in Waseca, MN
Black walnuts are prized by bakers and cooks for their intense, slightly bitter flavor, but they’re tough to find. Even harder? Bringing them to the table: they’re hulled, washed, fan-dried, cured and then cracked to collect the “meat” inside the notoriously hard shells, in a months-long process that would make any home chef weary. Skip the work and enjoy the harvest anyway, with a pound of this rare delicacy.

$15  (1 lb.) Pick up mid-October, any location.

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