Cedar Crate Farm specializes in growing high quality produce in a sustainable manner. I value community, quality, and above all, fresh, delicious produce! By blending a combination of traditional and modern methods we hope to provide an abundance of varied and quality produce for the market. Visit my website to follow along with us during the growing season and look for Cedar Crate Farm’s stand starting in early June!
2015 is our 30th year attending Mankato Farmers’ market. We produce all vegetables in season. Greenhouse tomatoes & Sangria watermelons are our specialties.
May & early June; Bedding plants, tomato plants & cool season vegetables.
This year will are going to have a line of hanging baskets.
Early June through first frost we have strawberries at nearly every market. We are at market every day it is open from early May to end of October. Check our website and Facebook for weekly specials and new items.
Bernie & Bertha Kleinschmidt
The 2015 growing season marks our 22nd year vending at the Mankato Farmers’ Market! Our recognized Sesquicentennial Farm is nestled in the Minnesota River Valley near New Ulm where we raise over 30 types of Minnesota produce from “A”sparagus to “Z”uchinni. Other goodies available at our market stand include baked goods, photography art and cards, and over 50 types of jams, jellies, and other delicious canned goods. Whether you buy from us at the market or by subscribing to our CSA, we guarantee you’ll always receive fresh, great tasting produce. We are farmers with a family focus — choose us to be your family’s farmers!
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.
Sue Musser and Joyce Schmidt have a combined gardening history for 40 years. Sue started her gardening for family. Finding varieties that the family liked and kept growing them. This led to the Mankato Farmers’ Market and 23 years later she is still there. Joyce has joined her for the last 17 years.
Over the years we have planted many varieties of vegetables. We start with A, asparagus to Z, zucchini. We have planted gourds and during the winter we make birdhouses, bowls, vases and whatever our imaginations can come up with.
Along with all the vegetables and gourds there are the flowers. Everlastings are what we grow. With them we make wreaths and dried bouquets.
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.
About seven years ago soap making started out as a hobby and quickly grew into something more serious. We now make 100% natural soap, lotion, lip balm, baby products, hair care products and much more. An interest in edible and medicinal plants has been a shared interest for both of us. It is exciting and inspiring for us to be able to incorporate plant extracts and essential oils into our product line. We use organic and fair trade ingredients in our products when available.
We also grow a variety of vegetables and are currently in our third CSA season. We live on a small farm north of Wells MN. We have four kids who like to help out and occasionally you will see them at the Farmers’ Market selling their creations
We are a Family farm located about 8 miles south of Mankato. We got started at the Farmer’s Market with Grandpa and the grandkids and we are continuing that tradition with our family. This will be our 37th year at the market. We grow vegetables & berries, have some cut flowers and baked items. It is always so good to see each and everyone of our customers and have developed many friendships through our business.
We offer a wide variety of fresh veggies including Potatoes, tomatoes, onions,, green, red and hot peppers, zucchini, okra, beets, cabbage, pickling and slicing cucumbers including some heirloom varieties. Also in the fall lots of squash, pumpkins, Indian corn large and small ,a variety of gourds for all your fall decorating ideas. We try to keep our Facebook page updated for availability, you can also contact us there. We offer a wide variety of fresh veggies including Potatoes, tomatoes, onions,, green, red and hot peppers, zucchini, okra, beets, cabbage, pickling and slicing cucumbers including some heirloom varieties. Also in the fall lots of squash, pumpkins, Indian corn large and small ,a variety of gourds for all your fall decorating ideas. We try to keep our Facebook page updated for availability, you can also contact us there.
Sonnek Potatoes is a third generation potato farm near Delavan, MN. We have
been putting potatoes on your table for over 30 years! This year we are
growing Dark Red Norland, Yukon Gold, Russet Norkotah, Dakota Pearl and
Cascade. We look forward to seeing you at the farmer’s market late summer
with new potatoes!
Katy and Dave Wortel have operated their sustainable “small farm in the city” for over 35 years and have been members of the Farmers Market for all those years. They sell pumpkins, gourds, fall decorative items and squash. A former dairy barn is their pumpkin shop and the Wortels have incorporated their woods and love of nature into their farm operation. During the months of September and October visitors are invited to visit their pumpkin patch and take a stroll through the woods! Open daily 1-6 PM in the fall. 1411 Pohl Rd, Mankato.