Marine on St. Croix, MN
CSA Type: Vegetables, herbs
Drop Locations: Franklin store
Farmer Vedha, who grew up spending summers on her grandparents’ farm in India, is in her first year of Big River Farms’ education program. Vedha says this year is all about consistency and distribution for her farm. As a small-scale producer, Vedha was very aware of the obstacles to getting her business started. Ultimately, her goal of bringing resilience and self-reliance to the local food system found a good match in the values at Big River Farms, an incubator farm that provides historically underrepresented groups with access to farmland, education, and markets.
“I want to serve the community around me. I love my visits to the co-op…. Food is an important element for building a community.”