The South Central Minnesota’s Growers’ Network is a group of local, sustainable farmers and food producers who learn and share together to grow their businesses. Members largely sell their products through Community Supported Agriculture shares (CSAs), at Farmer’s Markets and through their websites.

“They love great food and sharing it with others. They value the earth, the soil health and water quality benefits of sustainable farming and clean, nutritious and tasty food. You can be confident in this food because it is what they eat and feed their families. They grow great kids and amazing fresh berries, apples, greens, veggies, mushrooms, honey, eggs, meat, herbs and spice,” said Anne Ganey, RNDC consultant.

The Growers’ Network meets monthly, October through May. The meetings include farm and producer updates, guest speakers, training, policy work, information, and resource sharing and more. Meetings are held at the Wooden Spoon, often with a hybrid zoom option for producers who need to stay closer to home.

There is no cost to be a member of the Growers’ Network. To join contact Sabri Fair at

The Growers’ Network participates in Local Foods Week, which pairs a member producer with a restaurant to feature a special dish using their product. Local Foods week has generally been held in July when fields and Farmer’s Markets are teeming with fresh greens, vegetables, herbs, and spices and more.  

Network Members:

Alternative Roots Farm

Tallgrass Cider

Brooke and John Knisley

11197 130th St, Madelia, MN 56062

507- 439-6541

IG:  @tallgrasscider

Facebook: Alternative Roots Farm / Tallgrass Cider

Anderson Truck Farm,

Backstreet Country Market, Tina LeBrun & Tami Stadtherr

Gibbon, MN

(507) 276-8333

Barten Pumpkins, Fran Barten

5716 W. 280th St.., New Prague, MN 56071


Blue Dirt Farm, Scott Haase

8574 377th Ave, Blue Earth, Minnesota 56013

507 526-4729

Blue Earth County Farm, Madison Vandersee


Blue Earth County SHIP, Cierra Thibert

410 S. 5th St. Mankato, MN 56001


Cedar Crate Farm, Dan and Lara Zimmerli

4390 240th Ave, Waldorf, MN 56091


Clear Lake Farms, Andrea Lynn

17434 Lakeside Road, New Ulm MN 50673


Deep Roots Farm, Herman Bartsch

55922 181st Lane, Good Thunder, MN 56037


Heritage Acres Family Farm, David and Kevin Connolly

33221 245th Ave., Le Center, MN


Hermanson’s Harvest , Don and Rhonda Hermanson

44893 County Road 15, Nicollet, MN 56074


Katie Covino, Waseca County

Leuer Gardens, Hilary Leuer

Little Big Sky Farm, Dan Kapernick

30012 290th St. Henderson, MN 56044


Living Earth Center, Laura Masala Peterson

1603 N Riverfront Dr. Mankato, MN 56001


Main Street Business Focused on Food and Agriculture, Gwenn Wolters

Mankato Sustainability Group, Leigh Pomeroy

Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence, Nathan Hanel

Office: 507-389-7435

My Minnesota Farmer, Dean and Jean Braatz

35100 191st Ave. Montgomery, MN 56069


Moody Bees Honey

18382 478th Ln, Madelia, MN 56062

507- 381-812

Nature’s Pantry Farm, Sarah Fischer

58258 366th St. Lafayette, MN 56054


Nicollet County SHIP, Kristin Friedrichs

Rebel Rooster Farm, Becky Harhaj

57180 164th Lane, Good Thunder, MN 56037

651-398-2400 River Rock Kitchen and Baking Co., Montana Rasmussen


 Salvadore Ruiz Arroyo,

Small Business Development Center, Mike Hahn

Something New Farm, Dane Hiniker

South Central College Farm Business Management Program, Tina LeBrun

36007 605 Avenue, Lafayette, MN 56054


Stone Hearth Farm & Garden, Caitlyn Wiederhoeft 

76498 270th Street, Madelia, MN 56062

Straight Up Outside, Annie and Nick Schmitz

50279 185th St, Lake Crystal, MN 56055

(651) 233 0187

Sustainable Farming Association, Minnesota, Lucinda Winter

Sweet Alice Floral, Sarah Nett

214 S Minnesota Ave St. Peter, MN, 56082


Under the Sun Hebs, LLC, Alise Torgusen

11401 130th St. , Madelia, MN 56062


Upbeet Acres, Chrystal and Peter Lindeman

38703 Timber Lane, St. Peter, MN 56081


Valley Veggies and Flowers, Terri Anderson

52727 State Hwy 68, Lake Crystal, MN 56055


Wooden Spoon, Natasha Frost

515 N Riverfront Dr Mankato, Minnesota 56001