STOCKING UP FOR THE WINTER?
You're in the right place!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
We grow a lot of extra produce so we can offer you with bulk quantities to go into the winter with!
This Fall Sale all started a couple seasons ago when we realized after we gleaned the fields that we had quite a bit to offer. So we posted on Facebook and invited folks out to come fill up their own bushels of squash. We had an assortment of different produce varieties as well.
That was so well received that we decided to offer an even bigger sale last year. We also had honey, our homemade jams and salsas, some apparel and TONS of extra produce. We're selling in whatever quantity folks wanted. We were selling one head of cabbage at a time, and we were selling bushels/ 50 pounds at a time. The point is, this is designed for everyone!!
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday Oct 14th & Sunday Oct 15th
BROWN FAMILY FARM
7526 160th Ave, Oak Park MN 56357
NEW FOR 2023
This season we're coming back with an even bigger Fall Sale!
We have almost all of the same produce and products available as last season, in addition to our own pork that's raised right here on the farm!
We started raising pigs 3 years ago when we saw how it complimented what we were already up to over here at Brown Family Farm. We are operating a CSA program and delivering our produce to Members all across the metro area.
We knew how important it was to our Members to know where their food was coming from; to know who was raising it & how we were raising it. We started a few years ago with just a handful of pigs. We realized that the demand greatly outreached what we had to offer at the time. We fixed that problem over the past few years, increasing little by little, and now we raise over 50 pigs a season!!
This season is special because we've never offered USDA cuts for sale before. We've also never had a real 'store' at our farm before. So this year in addition to all of the produce and canned goods we have for you;
WE ALSO HAVE PACKAGES OF BRATS, BACON, PORK CHOPS, SNACK STICKS, BREAKFAST LINKS, & MORE.
You'll have to come visit us at the farm here!
IT'S WORTH THE DRIVE.
In previous seasons our most popular draw to the farm here has been the squash. We provide you with a bushel box and ask you to fill it like a Tetris Puzzle. Fit as many squash as you can in that box! Sideways, upside down, any size of squash, any type of squash... literally whatever you'd like!
We grow these varieties of winter squash:
SWEET MAMA (BUTTERCUP)
The price is $35 a bushel which can be anywhere from 45-50+ pounds depending on how you pack your box! We do have a scale here if you're interested in checking how much squash you can fit in there ;)
We have gaylords of squash filled all throughout our top shed, along with the tables of all the other produce we're offering!
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you arrive here at the farm you'll pull into our driveway and park on the left side. It's basically right after you turn into the driveway.
We are going to have our entire shed cleared out again and have tables running along the outside edges. Last year in 2022 we had 10- 8 foot long tables and that wasn't enough space for everything! (Not even including the squash, because those are in bins!)
We set everything out in trays so you can browse like you're at a farmer's market. One tray of carrots is $3 for example, it's a couple pounds. Right next to that table you'll see big boxes full of carrots, and those are $18 for about 18 pounds. We've got as much or as little as you'd like!
Ben and I will be walking around helping folks check out and get stuff to their vehicles.
With the squash, we've got a pretty unique set up in that you get to pick whatever squash you want! Some folks want smaller squashes because they don't want leftovers, some folks want giant squashes because they're making up a big batch of baby food, it's really all about individual preference. Plus, as consumers ourselves we know it's nice to pick what we want!
Here are some pictures from last season. Some prices shown are the same as they will be this season; others have gone up a dollar or two.
We accept cash and local checks. We do not accept cards at this time.
This year we will have t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats for sale as well!
HOW TO STAY IN TOUCH
All of our CSA Members will be notified via email with our normal communications. If you're not in our CSA, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram so we can stay in touch!!
I also added a new email list SPECIFICALLY for this Farm Sale! So if you want to get email updates when it's closer, enter your email in below and I will send you reminders & new products/ pricing as it approaches!