May 11, 2022

Baby Animal Day is this Sunday, just four days away! Load up the kids in the car and come visit the farm! You’ll see baby chicks, lambs, piglets and calves, meet cows that will eat from your hands, take greenhouse and garden tours, and enjoy a seeing a real working Minnesota farm.

Pizzeria 201 will offer their delicious, brick-oven pizza for your lunch or dinner, and we will have plants, produce, and meat for sale, along with soap from The Soap Lady made from the lard of our piggies.

April 4, 2022

Spring is officially here. 🙂 Our greenhouse is getting greener, we have lambs and chicks running around, and we’re busy getting ready for Baby Animal Day, which is Sunday, May 15, from 2 to 7 p.m. Bring your family to the farm to snuggle baby chicks, meet our bunnies, puppies, piglets, calves and kittens, handfeed our lambs and cows, and tour the farm. Your Minnesota Farmers are excited to meet you! We will have plants, eggs, meat and produce for sale and there will be brick-oven pizzas available for your farm lunch! This is a free event, and is open to all! Call or text 612-245-6271 for more information.

Our next ala carte Delivery-to-your-Door is Thursday, April 7. Visit the My Minnesota Farmer store to check out our new products, or to order some for you and your family. We have many new products and look forward to delivering the highest quality locally- and organically-grown eggs, meat, vegetables and eggs to your door!

March 1, 2022

Happy March! We’ve been busy getting everything ready for Spring. At last count, sixty ewes have lambed, giving us ninety-six lambs so far. With forty ewes that haven’t lambed yet, that number is expected to increase greatly.
Unfortunately, sometimes ewes have stillborns, or the lambs aren’t healthy enough to make it. We do our best though, and thankfully, we have only lost a handful of the ninety-six lambs we have been blessed with.
One new thing we are doing this year, is a monthly CSA share. For those who order this type of share, we will deliver it on the first Thursday of each month, when we do our monthly deliveries to the cities.

February 26, 2022

We’re in the middle of lambing season again. One bonus of this season is that it reminds us that Spring is on the way. 🙂 I’ve got some cute pictures for you.
Mama sheep with her two lambs
Ellie bottle feeding a lamb with Curie’s supervision 🙂
Nap time for a new lamb

February 5, 2022

Mark your calendars! Baby animal day on May 15 is only a few months away. This is a day where we invite everyone out to our farm to see our farm and to get to know us better. Some of the attractions we have planned include:
  • Baby lambs
  • Piglets
  • Calves
  • Baby chicks
  • Bunnies
  • Brick oven pizza on-site from Pizzeria 201
  • Handfeed our cows
  • Handmade soap
  • Cats
  • And more

Keep an eye on our website for more information as May 15 draws closer.

 January 1, 2022

My Minnesota Farmer
New Year Business Changes

Winter offers us the opportunity to plan our future business ventures.

Following are some changes we will be making, and how they relate to you. 
Like so many others right now, Dean and I have been reevaluating what we are doing and how we spend our time. Looking at our oldest daughter, who is a senior this year, and watching our kids grow up while we are so busy farming, has made us reevaluate where we are and what we want for our family. Although we greatly love farming, right now we need to make some changes so we can focus more of our love, time and attention on our seven kids before they are grown and gone. With that in mind, here are some changes we are making to our business to make our family run more smoothly:
  • We are putting more time and energy into our livestock. This is Dean’s passion, and he is very good at raising pork, beef, chicken, and lamb.
  • We will discontinue deliveries to most of our CSA drop sites. We will still deliver shares to the Mankato Farmers Market on Saturdays and will have farm pickup available on Saturdays, but we will no longer make weekly or bi-weekly deliveries to drop sites throughout the Twin Cities and suburbs.
  • We will continue our monthly “to your door” deliveries of meat, eggs, granola, and select produce items. Note that our next “to your door” delivery will be Thursday, Jan. 13. Click here or scroll down for links to our online store.
  • We will continue to sell all our products at the Mankato Farmers Market and to grow for local restaurants and Gustavus Adolfus College.
Many of you have been members of our CSA for the entire 12 years we’ve been in business, or at least a good portion of that time. We are so thankful for your continued support of our family!

Though we will no longer be doing weekly CSA drop site deliveries, our hope is that our monthly deliveries to your door will continue to provide you with our organically- and locally-grown products without us spending so many hours on the road. We anticipate that by making these changes, we will work more efficiently and be able to improve our overall service to customers.

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a happy, blessed 2022!
 January 13 Delivery To Your Door!
We will make deliveries to your door Thursday, Jan.13. As always you may order online by clicking here. We have added numerous new products, and just did our freezer inventory, so we are all set to serve you. 

  Meat Market Quality Beef
(Now Featuring Hot Dogs, Summer Sausage, Beef Sticks, and lots of meat cuts!)

 Pork Cuts or 1/4’s 

  Cut and Whole Chickens and stewing hens

Lamb – though we are sold out of half lambs, we still have cuts, meat sticks and brats

    Delicious Homemade Granola

Free Delivery to your door with a $100 dollar order.
Please place your order by 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Thank you for buying local, supporting our hard-working family and reducing the carbon footprint.

Still like to belong to a CSA?

My Minnesota Farmer will be growing select vegetables for a sister farmer who runs a CSA. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Backlund Acres CSA out of Belle Plaine, visit https://www.backlundacres.com/.

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