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OUR FARM

Address: 23078 164th Street
Big Lake, MN 55309

Phone: (952) 836-5263

Email: Jodi@brownfamilyproduce.com 

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© 2018 Brown Family Farm. All rights reserved. Designed by Schnell Designs. Maintained & Updated by Jodi Brown.

THE FARM

Built with passion, education and good ol' fashioned hard work.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

Our mission is to provide a large variety of high quality, locally grown produce on our small family farm for our CSA Share Members.  We aspire to produce supreme quality, freshness and flavor in our produce through paying close attention to mineral balancing and fertility in our soil.

 

Our sustainable farming practices reflect our devotion to naturally grown fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. We practice many sustainable farming methods such as use of cover crops, using natural composted manure by the trailer load across the fields, and laying T-tape irrigation; while never using GMO seeds or herbicides. To see more about our growing practices, follow this link

This is one of three patches of tomato plants during the 2018 season.

O U R   R O O T S 

We are Ben & Jodi Brown, owners and operators of Brown Family Farm. We are a first generational farm, meaning that our parents were not farmers; we did not take over a previously established farm operation. We started our own farm which made this journey a little more bumpy, but a lot more rewarding. 

When you start your own farm and watch it grow from the ground up (pun intended) you have a special perspective on the appreciation of the plants, our CSA Members, the soil and land we farm & the many seasonal changes around us.

O U R   S T Y L E 

The "Crop Share" or CSA style of farming is still a fairly new concept, but we immediately knew that it was totally our style. It reflects a little of both of us. Ben perseveres, he is consistent and you can count on him. He is the silent partner in our farm. He is the brains behind the planting, maintenance and harvest of the plants. I'm Jodi; I am definitely not the silent partner. I am creative, I love learning new recipes, I have an attention to detail & trying new things. I believe that this style of farming will best fit our family because it is a little bit of both us!

 

We have been offering CSA Shares for 7 years now. We started in 2012 with only 18 CSA members and are now offering fresh produce Shares to over 300 families each season.

Fun Fact: We are the only family farm out there that can say we harvest 95% of our produce specifically for our CSA Shares. We participate in one small farmer’s market but that is on Thursdays, which is after we have already fulfilled our weekly commitment to our CSA Share Members. CSA Shares are our priority, and any of our CSA Share members can attest to that. 

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