Jane and Duane Northouse are the owners of J&D Farm in Comfrey, MN. We have pasture raised chickens, eggs, pork, beef, duck, and geese. We believe in raising healthy, happy animals. All of them have access to lots of sunshine, fresh air, and green pastures. We do not use any antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. All of our meats are MN State inspected and have the State of MN seal on them for quality assurance. We sell whole or half chickens, boneless and skinless breasts, dark meat packages, and ground chicken, along with the usual cuts of pork and beef. We also have a limited supply of whole duck and goose. Our eggs are available in medium, large, extra large, and jumbo sizes in white, brown, or our popular “rainbow pack” of four white, brown, and green/blue eggs. We are vendors at both the Mankato and New Ulm Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays. Hope to see you there!
I have been involved in some sort of farming activity for most of my life, and I have been selling at the Mankato Farmers Market for 24 years. I have always believed that we should be good stewards of the land, and that animals should be treated humanely. I use all organic practices on my farm, and my animals are allowed to roam on pasture. I feed my animals scraps and waste from the garden, and there waste is composted and used to enrich the soil. The animals give me eggs and meat, and the garden gives me produce. It becomes a cycle of life, and there is no waste or no chemical use. I grow a variety of produce, such as, onions, radishes, turnips, carrots, beets, broccoli, kohlrabi, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, and spinach. I also sell free range brown eggs. I take great pride in my work, and enjoy providing quality food for local residents.
We are Dean and Jean Braatz and the owners of My Minnesota Farmer CSA farm. We are so excited about becoming your farmer but we are also eager to get to know you. We will be opening up our lives and our farm to you. Dean grew up farming and dreaming of farming since his earliest memories. He has raised nearly every domesticated animal one could think of at one point or another and has been gardening for fun and food since he was a high school senior 19 years ago. Jean had the gardening experience but needed a crash course in livestock when we moved to our own farm in 2004. Jean, being an educator, learned quickly, and now loves to share and teach others about how their food is grown and raised and the amazing healthy, tasty difference in local, sustainably grown food from My Minnesota Farmer.As your farmers, we strive to offer the best, freshest and most delicious produce around. We offer more than 30 different varieties of fruits and vegetables but our main focus is growing fruits and vegetables that most people know and enjoy.
We sell young, tender, tasty, broiler chickens raised on grass and sunshine, grass-fed beef shares, free range chicken eggs and Thanksgiving turkeys as additional ways to feed your family with utmost confidence that you are eating quality food.
Our farm is situated on 40 acres, 30 miles north of Mankato. Over the past eight years we have been growing the farm piece-by-piece, each year growing more food on healthier soils. You’ll benefit from the superior produce harvested from our 12 high tunnels. We are committed to growing our food free of chemicals in a natural and sustainable way and providing that food to you in its freshest, simplest form.