CSA Type: Vegetables, fruit, meat, mushrooms, coffee, mutual aid option
Drop Locations: Longfellow neighborhood and more
Blackbrook Farm is a certified organic, small, family farm located in western Wisconsin, about 60 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. On their 140 acre farm, they grow vegetables for a 120-member CSA and direct online sales. They also raise pastured heritage-bred hogs, broiler meat chickens and graze Scottish Highland cattle.
From managing the soils on their farm, to thoughtfully choosing pest and weed management tactics, Blackbrook Farm seeks to increase the diversity of our biological world, both above and below ground. Sustainable farming includes nurturing the soils rather than treating the crops. To be stronger stewards of the land and of the vegetables and livestock, Blackbrook feels it is better to work toward understanding the causes than it is to treat the symptoms. In turn, when you choose Blackbrook Farm produce, you are supporting rich land for future generations to come. As organic farmers, some of their practices include using cover crops, green manures, crop rotations, and animal manures to grow healthy crops and increase soil biodiversity.
“We value the autonomy of this work, which enables us to use our hands and our minds in the most fulfilling ways. We feel lucky to have found such a wonderful profession and hope you will want to share that with us by becoming a member or coming out to the farm to see where all those vegetables grew up!”