While pedaling away on my bike last winter in our home gym, I was delighted to learn about a local treasure from my favorite gym TV show, “Twin Cities Live”. They highlighted a handful of quality farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs and one of them was right here in our neck of the woods! The Burning River Farm is right outside of Lewis, WI and has been growing quality Certified Naturally Grown produce since 2007. I signed up for their CSA right away! They offer full, single and salad shares that can be picked up at the farm each week or they also have several drop sites throughout the Twin Cities including the Golden Fig in St. Paul, Lucia’s Restaurant in Minneapolis and the River Market Coop in Stillwater, to name a few.
Being raised in an Iowa farm community, it’s heart-warming to drive out to a real, working farm and pick up our weekly share.
Each week our box is brimming with fresh surprises. It feels a bit like Christmas! The early greens, including spinach and arugula gave us fresh salads. We’ve also received beautiful radishes, beet, baby carrots, onions and potatoes. And we’ve only just begun!
If you’re not ready to dive right in, like I was, you can purchase their produce weekly at the Midtown Farmer’s Market, the Mill City Farmer’s Market and the Northeast Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. Your body with thank you for it! – Wanda Boldon