In 2010 we embarked on a mission change urban agriculture. Consumers seek local, natural & fresh food grown without pesticides. Current agriculture systems will no longer be sustainable due to the effects of climate on centralized mono crop production, labor issues and the high cost of bringing products to markets thousands of miles away.
The future of farming is to bring the farm closer to the consumer. Our indoor agriculture model increases access to healthy food, reduces transportation costs and provides natural food without pesticides. We use less water and land use is reduced 100% while bringing jobs to old warehouse buildings. Garden Fresh Farms is currently seeking out other urban areas to build additional farms worldwide.
We are working to bring a CSA pick up location to yourneighborhood!
Garden Fresh Farms
2013 Clean Tech & Energy Division Winner
When can I join the CSA.
We harvest 5 days a week, year round. You can join any time. Select a pick up location under the CSA Menu tab. Download a
subscription form & return to us with payment information and start date. You can mail the form with a check to 1065 E. Hwy
36, Maplewood, MN 55109 or if paying via credit card, scan the completed form and email it to email@example.com
Where can we buy Garden Fresh Farms products in addition to joining the CSA?
Our products are currently in Mississippi Market, Nature Valley and Whole Foods Market. Ask your
local grocer to stock Garden Fresh Farms products. Just look for the labels.
Do you sell equipment to set up an Aquaponics operation at home.
We are focused on commercial growing to feed cities of people and do not have a home model.
Can I just show up for a tour?
We are a working farm and cannot accomidate drop in visits. Keep tuned to our website
www.gardenfreshfarms.com for event dates. We get several requests for tours everyday. Our time is limited,
and we have to protect the plants from pestilence brought in on peoples clothing. New for 2014, Dave has committed to
speaking at several events in the Twin Cities. Follow us on Twitter to find out when and where.
Answers to Questions?
Everyday I get requests for student interviews, amateur enthusiasts, etc. I would like to help, but frankly the volume is immense
and my time is limited. We are building new farms, operating a complex business and doing research & development. If you
you need answers on urban farming, send a limited list and I will try to respond in my spare time.
Do you sell via farmers markets?
We harvest everyday to get you the freshest product. Farmers Markets are weekly events and don't
match up well with daily harvests and we are all year round vs. farmers markets being seasonal.
Can you teach me how to start an Aquaponics operation in my home.
There are many fine organizations on the web to get help and advice for a home adventure. Read
several sources since there is a lot of wrong information on the web.
What is the best way to start a CSA subscription?
We are normally working the farm and not in the office much, so it is often more time efficient for
you to print off a registration form and, email or mail it to us.
Can I transfer a subscription to a different location if one opens closer to my home or work?
Yes, subscriptions can be transferred once during the subscription period.
If on vacation an can't pick up my week, what are my options?
Couple options if you let us know before the pick up day. Give your week to a friend, relative or
co-worker, Donate your share to the food shelf. We'll arrange everything. We have some shelters
which really appreciate getting fresh greens. Or let us know in advance and we'll extend your
subscription by that day.
Can I get fish at every location?
Fish grow to market size over a year period of time, so not all locations will have fish available
immediately. Pick up locations away from the farm (ie. a store location in a mall) do not allow us to
ensure and record that the fish are being held at a safe temperature. This concern for safety
prevents us from having fish at these type of locations. Watch for "FISH MARKET" days at all Garden
Fresh Farms locations where freshly caught fish will be sold. We are not licensed to sell live fish.
2014 Sustainable St. Paul
National Sustainability Award Winner
2013 CleanTech Open Global Summit
2014 Progressive Minnesota
We are a working farm and cannot have daily tours. Special open to the public tours are scheduled in the winter months and will be announced here
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