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.

From Au Bon Canard in Caledonia, MN

Owners Christian Gasset and Elizabeth Gibson–Gasset of Au Bon Canard in Caledonia, Minn., hand–feed 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.

$52.00 (Four Duck Legs and 3 lbs. Duck Fat.)

$80.00 (Four Duck Breasts.)

$75.00 (One Lobe of Foie Gras, approximately 1 lb.)

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

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.

$6.50 per pound (1/4 Limousin Beef, hanging weight approximately 180 lbs.)

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

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.)

$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.)

$365 (If you’re ready for the whole — half, that is — hog, you’ll get around 65 lbs.: eighteen One–Inch Bone–In Chops; two Bone–In Half Hams; two 4–lb. Shoulder Roasts; 6–8 lbs. Bacon; 1 lb. slab bacon, one rack St. Louis Ribs; two Fresh Hocks; 3 lbs. Bacon Brats; 3 lbs. Breakfast Links; and 2–3 lbs. Ground Pork. All amounts are approximate.)

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

From Bar 5 in Arlington, MN

Cooks of Crocus Hill has once again managed to get hold of a limited quantity of turkeys for the holiday season. Our Broad Breasted Bronzes and White Hollands get plenty of sunshine, fresh air, grass, and the freedom to run around. The result? The best bird ever, with such succulent flavor that you’ll be as hooked as we are. The turkeys are delivered fresh to Cooks after slaughter, and are never frozen, ensuring you get the juiciest, tastiest Thanksgiving turkey on the market. Order soon, since they sell out quickly!

$6.99 per pound (12–14 and 14–16 lb.)

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

From DeGrandchamp Farms in South Haven, MI

Put away that can opener: when it comes to holiday cranberries, let’s all forget that slice of can–shaped cranberry loaf and swoon instead over this fabulously fresh and flavorful fruit, harvested just in time for your holiday celebrations. Our purveyor in Afton, Minn. works with a family farm just off the shores of Lake Michigan, and you can almost taste that great lake air in these ruby–red gems.

$15 (5 lbs.)

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