CERTIFICATIONS &

ASSOCIATIONS

We are actively working with our local community to give you better service and support.

MINNESOTA GROWN CERTIFIED

We have contributed to the program for many years and are active members. Through our CSA Share program, we helped to create a bridge for MN Breweries who use local ingredients to be MN Grown certified!

 

 

We also helped encourage expansion of their online CSA Pick-up Site search engine. We are so happy to see this resource continue to develop and grow, as it benefits everyone in the community.

We have actually used it ourselves when searching for fun family activities to do with our kiddos! 

SUSTAINABLE FARMING ASSOCIATION

Participating in the SFA is a pleasure as they provide many farmer education opportunities surrounding soil health, post-harvest practices and many specialty workshops.

Every year we enjoy attending the SFA Annual Conference and networking with farmer-colleagues while learning!

This spring we are excited to go to the Midwest Soil Health Summit (which is organized by the SFA) in March 2019. Photos to come!

second harvest heartland

We are donating partners to the Second Harvest Heartland program called “Farm to Food shelf". This is a nationwide effort to make the connection between the farmers and potential consumers. They are unique because they drive trucks around and collect donations throughout the metro. In the hustle & bustle of the season we really appreciate the convenience they offer us.

In Minnesota, they collect fresh produce from farmers like us and deliver it to a central food bank, where it is distributed throughout our entire state's food shelf system. 

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We donate produce to the Food Shelf all season long. When CSA Share members are out of town, they have the option of donating their share directly to the food shelf that week. 

In the last two seasons we've donated over 15,000 pounds of produce to CAER, the Big Lake Food Shelf and other Non-Profits.

We are always striving to make more connections!

 

I will update this page as much as possible, but if you have questions or would like to bring any group or potential partnership to our attention please feel free to reach out via email to Jodi@brownfamilyproduce.com