What Is North Circle?

Local, Healthy, Sustainable

 

The North Circle Online Farmers Market consists of more than twenty small local farmers and producers who are either certified organic or using sustainable farming and production practices.  North Circle farmers want to grow healthy food for our cities and towns located along the western corner of  East-Central Minnesota. This food contains no harmful petro-chemicals, such as synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and does not use not genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Created by the Women’s Environmental Institute in 2016, North Circle offered an online ordering service so that customers could shop from their computers to any of the participating farms and pick up their orders in front of County Market. In 2017, we continued this service and increased the program’s convenience by adding more drop sites and a larger window of time in which to pick up produce. Since then, we’ve expanded into a full-fledged online farmers marketing service and included more farms and more drop sites across the region.  

The North Circle Online Farmers Market, sponsored and administered by the Women’s Environmental Institute, as a nonprofit service to our local community. North Circle brings farm-fresh produce and local value-added products from our farmers to our local communities, while supporting. small-scale family farms. Consumers select a drop site close to where they live.  Consumers can easily get to know the farmers who grow their food, while knowing that the money from sales circulates locally along with the produce.  Why buy organic lettuce from California when it can be grown here? North Circle is an active farmer network with a vision of a future and more self-sustaining regional food system.  

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North Circle Online Farmers Market Delivery Sites

East-Central MN pick-ups are on Friday afternoons. Pick-ups at Mill City Farmers Market are on Saturdays between 9am and 1pm.

 

Women’s Environmental Institute’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard – 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN – Pick up any time after 1:00 p.m. on Fridays at the Apple Barn. Go in the main doors and take a right and then a left to enter the “cooler.” Your box will be labeled on a metal shelf.

Mill City Farmers Market – 750 S. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 – Pick up between 9am and 1pm at the Women’s Environmental Institute booth at the farmers market.

Peterson’s North Branch Mill – 38964 Branch Ave., North Branch, MN – Pick up between 3:15-7:00 p.m. on Fridays.

City Center Market – 122 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge, MN – Pick up 3:30-8:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Sprouted Branch – 38811 Forest Blvd., North Branch, MN – Pick up 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Sprouting Out – 16440 Lake Blvd., Center City, MN – Pick up between 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Uncommon Loon Brewing – 10825 Lake Blvd., Chisago City, MN – Pick up between 3:30-10:00 p.m. on Fridays.

North Folk Winery – 43150 Blackhawk Road Harris, MN 55032 – Pick up between 5:00-8:00pm.

Warm & Wooly Yarn Shop – 38500 Tanger Dr Suite 207, North Branch, MN 55056 – Pick up between 2pm and 8pm.

Northwoods Roasterie and Coffee Shop – 12710 N. 1st Ave., Lindstrom, MN 55045 – Pick up between 2pm and 6pm.

Almelund Mercantile – 15790 Maple Lane, Almelund, MN 55012 – Pick up between 2pm and 4pm

Home delivery is available in Chisago and Isanti counties with a minimum order of $100 or a $15 delivery fee.

 

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 Online Farmers Market. You can designate your donation to the North Circle Online Farmers Market. Donations will be used to support the program's administration and provide farmer education, community health education, and North Circle outreach.