NORTH CIRCLE ONLINE

Growing Food and Community Together

Order online from East Central Minnesota farmers now through October.

 

Place Your Order

Ordering will be open
June 6 through October 2021.

Place orders weekly 6 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Our farmers include:

Amador Hill Farm, Beulah Land Farms, Bone Lake Meadows Apiary,  Eichten’s Hidden Acres, Evermore Forest Farm, Ferris Family Farm, Garden Magic, Gray Duck Farms, Heirloomista, Log House Sugar Bush, Love Thy Neighbor Farm, Miminka, Naples Acres, Nelson Grass Farm, Northwood Mushrooms, Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm, Sunrise Flour Mill, Tim’s Timber, White Pine Berry Farms

For SNAP Users

We accept SNAP!

Email northcircle@w-e-i.org to get set up!

 

 

Pick Up Your Order

Orders will be available Friday after 2 p.m.
at the drop site of your choice.

You select where you pick up your box of local food in East Central Minnesota.

Cambridge: City Center Market (Cambridge)
Center City: Eichten’s Market & Grill
Isanti: Rendezvous Coffee
North Branch: Amador Hill Farm & Orchard, Sprouted Branch, Peterson’s Mill
Taylors Falls: Juneberry Cafe
Stark: North Folk Winery
Wyoming: Evergreen CoffeeHouse

FAQs
What is North Circle Online Farmers Market?

North Circle is an online farmers market made up of more than 20 organic, small family farms and vendors from East Central Minnesota and the surrounding areas.

What are your prices?

Our prices are set by our famers and are reflective of local farmers market prices. You can see specific prices by looking at the availbility list each week (June - October). There are no additional fees to customers. 

What do you sell on the North Circle Online Farmers Market?

Offerings vary from week to week based on what is in season. Throughout the year, you'll find a wide variety of vegetables, fruit - including apples and berries, meat, bread, flour, berries, mushrooms, herbs, flowers, maple syrup and honey and pantry goods such as handcrafted soap and lip balm. Please visit our online portal to see what is offered on a given week.

Why was I charged a different amount than was on my invoice?

The invoice you receive upon checking out is preliminary. A few things can happen to change that total:

  • Meat is charged by the pound. While the listing gives an approximate weight, we weigh each cut as we pack boxes and then enter this weight into your final invoice (which can be found here).
  • Very occasionally we'll need to refund you for a given item because Mother Nature unexpectedly intervened and it was no longer available to include with the rest of your order.
How do I pay for my goods?

If you've ever ordered anything online, you'll find that the process for ordering through North Circle Online Farmers Market is similar. After you've chosen everything you'd like to order, you'll check out. Most people pay via credit or debit card while checking out.  If so, the chage will show up on your statement as being from FarmersWeb (our online commerce portal).

You can prepay for the season by becoming a superbuyer. This helps our farmers know they will have some stability throughout the season and it helps you to establish the habit of ordering regularly.

If you want to pay by cash, check or EBT, call 651-583-0705 before placing your order.

How and where do I pick up my order?

As you check out, you'll choose a dropsite (listed below and on the map) from which you'll pick up your order. It will be available for you to pick up on Friday between the hours listed below. If you have pickup issues on the day of pickup, please call your drop site host directly.

Is there a minimum order?

The minimum order for 2020 is $20.

Who can I contact if I need more help?

For general questions about products and delivery contact WEI at: 651.583.0705 or northcircle@w-e-i.org
For ordering problems online contact Aaron at: 646.387.7424 or aaron@farmersweb.com

Is your produce organic?

All of our farmers have agreed to our farmers pledge, in which they agree to adhere to organically certified methods (whether certified or not) and excludes the use of non-organic pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Excludes genetically modified organisms (GMO), or sludge.

What is your vision?

Our vision is to grow food and community together while creating a regional food system. We want to have a local alternative to industrial food where you can meet your farmers, support small family farms and know that your produce is actually organic, sustainable and beyond.

Why did WEI start the North Circle Online Farmers Market?
Because we care about human health; we care about the land; we care about really good, real and tasty food; we care about the sustainability of small family farms; and we care about and believe in creating a local farm-to-family food community in East Central Minnesota.
What is the North Circle Farmers Pledge?

All of our farmers follow our farmers pledge, ensuring all of the food you order from North Circle Online Farmers Market is organic or grown/raised with organic practices. View the entire pledge here.

 

Our Farmers

The goods of the North Circle Online Farmers Market are lovingly grown and crafted using organic techniques in the East Central Region of Minnesota.

Read on to meet our farmers.

Amador Hill Farm and Orchard (WEI)

Jacquelyn Zita, et al.

Almelund, MN

The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI), a local nonprofit and Chisago County Charity Organization, is the administrative arm of the North Circle Online Farmers Market. WEI is also one of the farms (Amador Hill Farm and Orchard) in the North Circle. WEI’s farm program was started in 2006 in an effort to connect our environmental, agricultural and food justice work with a working farm and a vision of a regional food system. Our education program is grounded on the farm as place to train new farmers and gardeners on organic ways of growing food and farming together.

We have devoted the last 12 years to restoring the soil quality on our farm through cover cropping, rotations, compost making and other organic methods. WEI currently grows over 150 varieties of vegetables and fruit to support the North Circle and other markets. Learn more at w-e-i.org.

Beulah Land Farm

Michelle Fryc

Stark, MN

Our family farm has been in the family for over 50 years.   It is a beautiful and serene place to live and grow a family and food for ourselves and our community.  We offer eggs, produce and multigrain bread from freshly ground flours.  Our favorite vegetable to grow is celery.  The taste is so fresh and crisp.  Additionally, its leaves are a wonderful addition to a salad, sandwich or soup.  If you haven't had our celery, you don't know what real celery tastes like!

.Bone Lake Meadows Apiary

Mike and Cathy Mackiewicz

Scandia, MN

 

Bone Lake Meadows Apiary is located in the open, rural spaces of Washington County, Minnesota. Our apiary aims towards sustainable beekeeping. Back in Mike’s Master Gardening days at the University of Minnesota, he received a colony of bees as a gift from his family. What started out as an addition to the garden for pollination became a passion in no time. Since 2001, Bone Lake Meadows has had hives in various locations along the St. Croix River Valley. As beekeepers it’s our job to set up our bees to succeed. We do this by placing our bees on organically farmed land, orchards, garden plots and CSA farms. 
All of our honey is completely raw and filtered once to remove large chunks of wax. With this process you can both taste and see the difference. After harvesting, we use our own beeswax to make hand-poured candles and natural lotions and lip balms. Learn more at bonelakemeadows.com.

Northwood Mushrooms

Jeremy McAdams

Clayton, WI

Cherry Tree House Mushrooms is a farm northeast of the Twin Cities that provides log-grown shiitake and other culinary and medicinal mushrooms and mushroom products to markets, restaurants, vegetable CSAs, and stores in the Twin Cities and the upper midwest

We are a small scale family farm in Harris MN,  in our 4th year of operation. We grow chemical free food, flowers and forage for our family, friends and animals. We strive to preserve  the agrarian way of life and the farm landscape of our community. The conservation of wildlife, watersheds and pollinator habitat is at the forefront of our farming practices: we want this land and farm to be a legacy we gift to future generations. We produce pastured-raised pork, turkey, and chicken and feed our animals soy-free organic grain. We also offer a variety of market vegetables and herbs, cut flowers, maple syrup, and strawberry products.

Follow us on Instagram or connect with us on Facebook.

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Evermore Forest Farm

Tacy & Chuck Call

Harris, MN

We’re a family farm in Harris, Minnesota, committed to producing sustainable, chemical-free food, flowers, and forage for our friends, family and neighbors. Our favorites to grow are cut flowers and berries. We enjoy connecting with our community through North Circle. Thank you for supporting local farms. 

Follow us on Instagram or connect with us on Facebook.

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Ferris Family Farm

Jessica, Jon, Rob, Carol and Ellie Ferris

Cambridge, MN

The Ferris Family Farm is a 40-acre multi-generational family farm located between Princeton and Cambridge, Minnesota. We raise laying hens, chickens, and pigs using organic farming standards. We use no antibiotics and no steroids.

 We feed our animals wholesome, natural feed without soy, no corn, no animal byproducts, and no GMO’s. We believe animals that are treated well and fed well, pastured and raised in the sunshine will be happier and healthier. In turn they will provide meat that is healthier for us and has superior flavor and texture.

We invite you to join us in our venture to feed our bodies with high-quality foods. Learn more at ferrisfamilyfarm.com.

Eichten's Hidden Acres

Center City, MN

Eichten’s Cheeses are an all natural European Style Cheese made on the family farm from cow’s milk. Producing a quality artisan cheese on the farm since 1976, their commitment to quality cheese making is evident in the products they produce. All of Eichten’s natural cheese are made on the family farm in Minnesota from fresh cow’s milk. We add no coloring, artificial flavors, preservatives or GMO Rennet (our milk contains no growth hormones, antibiotics or rBGH). Eichten's cheese is handmade in an open vat, which is identical to the way cheese is made on the farms in Holland and throughout Europe. Aging Rooms are kept at a precise temperature and the cheese is moved and turned daily for correct breathing and aging. Eichten’s cheese is aged 60 days or longer – the longer the aging period, the stronger the flavors. Eichten’s Hidden Acres Farm is a third generation farm where your cheese is locally made. Learn more at eichtenscheese.com.

Heirloomista

Kelsey Love

Almalund, MN

Heirloomista is a woman-owned, woman-run boutique farm. The farm was born from the curiosity of how and why food comes to be. Naturally, it started with a seed and a few years later Kelsey was in business. With her background in biodynamic farming and horticulture, she uses both biodynamic and organic principles on her 5-acre farm. Producing beautiful, high vitality, high quality food is what she does. Her specialty is heirloom tomatoes, but she grows a diverse spread of herbs, vegetables and flowers. Kelsey loves pollinators, seed saving and making value-added products with what her farm yields. This is her second year growing with the food hub and she looks forward to providing your family with the freshest farm goods! For more information on the farm, please visit www.heirloomista.com or stop by for a visit!

Naples Acres

Belinda Olson

Braham, MN

 

Tim's Timber

Tim & Maureen Harder

Hugo, MN

Tim's Timber began 20 years ago as a portable sawmill operation, and add a sugar shack to cook down maple sap shortly thereafter.  We sustainably tap over 500 trees on our 75 acres and use only natural cleansers and defoamers in our cooking and cleaning processes. 

I became a sawyer 20 years ago because I love trees and working with wood. When asked, my wife calls me a dead and down guy. I don't advocate cutting down healthy trees. However when they're down or dying, I like to see them re-purposed. Many times a good use is to have them sawn up into lumber.

That's where I come in. I bring my portable sawmill to your site. My mill has high quality hydraulics that lift the logs and the mill rotates them so no heavy equipment is needed. I operate a Wood-Mizer LT50 mill with a 47.5 diesel engine and it cuts fast.

I mainly cut in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to custom milling, I also sell lumber, custom wood products, furniture and maple syrup. Learn more at timstimbermn.com.

Gray Duck Farms

Stacie Mix & Shawn Kilpela

Rock Creek, MN

Gray Duck Farms is a pasture-based family farm in Rock Creek, MN. Farmers Stacie Mix and Shawn Kilpela are dedicated to humanely raised animals on their farm that are nourished every day with love, attention, fresh air, good food, and the earth under their feet. They are a soy-free and corn-free farm that uses only locally sourced organically raised feed that is non-GMO. They raise grass-fed/grass-finished beef, pastured heritage breed pigs, pastured ducks and chickens, along with laying ducks.
Farm visits are encouraged! Gray Duck Farms sells duck eggs and their meat year round from the farm. Please follow Gray Duck Farms on Facebook.

Sunrise Flour Mill

Marty and Darrold Glanville

North Branch, MN

Sunrise Flour Mill is your local flour mill located in North Branch, Minnesota, and run by Darrold and Marty Glanville. Dedicated to milling the very best heritage grains into premium flour, we source only 100% organic, non GMO varieties, and even privately test for glyphosate (round up) residue on the wheat berries we source from farmers. After becoming ill from eating wheat Darrold began a searching for a way that he could enjoy bread again. His search lead him to heritage wheat varieties like Turkey Red. Modern wheat is very different from the heritage varieties that were prevalent Before the "Green Revolution" of the 1950's. The developments in modern grain have made it difficult for some people to digest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they need to change to a gluten-free diet. If you’ve experienced negative health effects as the result of gluten sensitivity, but miss your morning toast or favorite dessert, Sunrise Flour Mill’s Heritage Flour products may be the answer. We provide ongoing education and support to people who want to get back to home baking with monthly baking classes and a bread festival held annually in Minneapolis. You can find a list of restaurants throughout the Twin Cities area who use our wheat exclusively by visiting our website: Sunriseflourmill.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm

Nancy Graden

Amery, WI

Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm is located in Amery, Wisconsin, on 5 picturesque acres of land, surrounded by rolling prairie filled with native flowering plants and grasses. We have a deep reverence for the intelligence of plants and the part their gifts play in our health and well-being We understand healthy soil creates healthy plants creates healthy people. We are certified organic, growing and wild-harvesting over 60 different kinds of medicinal and culinary herbs. We provide local communities with handcrafted high quality herbal products including teas, salves, extracts, elixirs and more and offer common sense seasonal CSA herbal shares that contribute to our well-being. We also offer classes throughout the year educating people on how to grow and use plant medicine for themselves and their families. You can find out more about Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm's seasonal herbal shares at www.redcloverapothecary.com

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old logoThe NORTH CIRCLE PROJECT was created and supported by the Women’s Environmental Institute (a 501(c(3) Chisago County Charity organization) to promote the health and integrity of our rural communities and to address and eliminate rural poverty by supporting small family farms through collaborative sustainable agricultural practices.

Help us build a regional food system. By donating to The Women’s Environmental Institute, sponsor of the North Circle Food Hub. Designate your donation to the North Circle Food Hub. Donations will be used support the administration of the North Circle Food Hub, and provide farmer education, community health education, and North Circle outreach.

North Circle Online Farmers Market is a project supported by: