Over 8 months ago, you showed you support and faith in Stone's Throw Urban Farm by backing our project. We are pleased to report that our 2012 growing season was a huge success, thanks in LARGE part to you!
We grew over 30,000 lbs of food on 16 different Minneapolis & St. Paul sites! This food was enjoyed by our 70 CSA members, our faithful customers at the Mill City and Linden Hills Farmers Markets, by our loyal restaurant partners at France 44/St. Paul Cheese Shop, Crema Cafe, Tilia, Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, Foxy Falafel, and The Grey House! We also donated over 2,000 lbs of produce to the Keystone and Waite House Food Shelves.
Our quest to be an innovative urban farm resulted in some cool projects. We built a portable cold storage trailer that runs off an air conditioner and uses minimal energy, and constructed a bike-powered salad spinner to dry our harvested greens!
We also developed formal and informal partnerships with community organizations and educations institutions, leading a number of volunteer groups and tours on our farm.
This upcoming year we're looking ahead to more exciting projects! We're working on the design of a bike-powered cultivator that will help us keep the weeds out of the fields! Also in the works is a line of value-added products such as sauces and pickles that we hope to offer at farmers markets and other local retailers. And we'll be expanding our CSA to 80 members, and we'd love to have you along for the ride.
Check out our new website to register for a CSA share or just stay posted with farm happenings. Thanks and happy 2013!
The Stone's Throw Crew