Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What's in Store? Week of Jan. 22

***Our snowblower broke, so currently its a drive in/back out situation.***

Salad greens week!!!

Check out our Farm Store tab for more details.

What's in Store This Week:

Garlic
Winter Squash Last call!
Apples: Haralson, Honeygold, Regent, Fireside, Connell Red
Herbal Tinctures: Stinging Nettles, Chaga, Ashwaganda *NEW!
Applesauce
Apple Butter
Raw Apple Cider *Last call! 9 half gallons left - great to use fresh or freeze
Microgreens
Pea Shoots
Salad Greens *Limited. Reminder - greens come in every couple weeks or so, as they grow/regrow...depending on how much sun we get!





Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What's in Store: Week of Jan. 15

***Watch for updates on facebook about store hours during weather Friday/Saturday.***

Check out our Farm Store tab for more details.

What's in Store This Week:

Garlic
Winter Squash Last call!
Beets
Apples: Haralson, Honeygold, Regent, Fireside, Connell Red
Elderberry Syrup Kit
Herbal Tinctures: Stinging Nettles, Chaga, Ashwaganda *NEW!
Applesauce
Apple Butter
Apple Rings
Raw Apple Cider *Back in stock! Limited availability!
Microgreens
Pea Shoots (later in week)
Salad Greens *Limited



March Fruit Tree Grafting & Pruning Classes


Register to save your spot today! Register Online

Fruit Tree Grafting &/or Pruning Classes

with John Knisley, Alternative Roots Farm



Fruit Tree Grafting Classes

…See full description below.
Saturday, March 14th  -  Minneapolis  - Land Stewardship Project office 821 E. 35th Street #200, Minneapolis
Saturday, March 28th  -  Mankato  - Wooden Spoon 515 N. Riverfront Ave., Mankato
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: $60/participant

Fruit Tree Grafting Classes


…See full description below.
Saturday, March 28th  -  Mankato  - Wooden Spoon 515 N. Riverfront Ave., Mankato
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $35/participant ($30 if attending AM grafting class)

Registration & Payment

Registration must be paid in advance. To reserve your spot register online (https://forms.gle/ZfdowPVLX9hh553w6), email info@alternativerootsfarm.com, or call/text 507-412-7605. Mail payment to Alternative Roots Farm, 11197 130th St., Madelia, MN 56062, or inquire about Venmo payment.

**Grafting Class**

In this class we will teach you how to propagate your own apple trees. We will discuss the time-tested techniques of fruit tree grafting including grafting tools, timing, proper scions and rootstocks. Attendees will practice what they learn by “Whip & Tongue” grafting different varieties of apple trees using modern day rootstocks. Each participant will take home 3 newly grafted apple trees to be planted on your own property. Additional rootstocks available for purchase at class. All materials and tools will be provided for the workshop. Optional: Bring scions of your favorite old apple tree if you would like to graft these at the class. (Call John, 507-439-6541, for tips how to properly collect scions.) Two hour classroom portion and two hours for grafting. Hands on learning.
You Bring:
•Large trash bag, & pot/bucket to take your grafts home in.
•Lunch or snack for yourself.

**Pruning Class**

Learn to Properly Prune Your Fruit Trees!•••This workshop will cover the basic principles of pruning your fruit trees, fruit tree anatomy, timing of pruning events, pruning for consistent fruit production and different tree shaping techniques. The workshop will begin with classroom style instruction and then we will go outdoors to practice pruning. You are invited to bring your own pruning tools if you have them, otherwise we will have tools available for you to try. Please be dressed appropriately for the outdoor session of this class.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What's In Store: Week of Jan. 8

Brrr, it's cold out there!

Check out our Farm Store tab for more details.

What's in Store This Week:

Garlic
Winter Squash Last call!
Beets
Apples: Haralson, Honeygold, Regent, Fireside, Connell Red
Elderberry Syrup Kit
Herbal Tinctures: Stinging Nettles, Chaga
Applesauce
Apple Butter
Apple Rings

Next Week:

Greens return
Raw Apple Cider (see preorder info!)


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Cider Pre-Order by Jan. 10!

**Cider Pressing**
Pre-order cider for pick up next week, during store hours, or by appointment. $7/half gallon - use within 2-3 weeks, or freeze for long-term keeping. Pre-order by Friday, January 10.
Pick up during store hours - W/Th 4-7, F/Sat 9-12 - or by appointment. A limited amount will be available for sale at the store as well.
Straight, fresh, clean raw cider - no preservatives. Drink fresh, make popsicles for the littles, make your own hard cider, mix an adult beverage and more. Keeps long-term in the freezer.
Pre-orders help us know how much to press! We will be pressing next weekend, so please order by Friday - comment below, message, text Brooke at 507-412-7605, or email info@alternativerootsfarm.com
This will be one of our final, or maybe our final pressing, not sure! 


Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter Farmers Market

See you tomorrow for another Mankato Winter Farmers Market!


10:00 am to Noon tomorrow, Saturday, January 4th at Drummers Garden Center.

It's time for winter greens! We will have freshly harvested microgreens, pea shoots and salad greens.

LAST CALL for apples - Regent will be available.

Also...
Garlic
Applesauce
Apple Butter
Apple Rings
Elderberry Syrup Kits

Next winter market ---> January 18





Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holiday Farm Store Hours


Regular hours through Dec. 14

Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00-7:00
Fridays and Saturdays 9:00-12:00

Special Hours

December 18 12:00-7:00

Closed December 19-26

In stock:
Apples
Applesauce
Apple Butter
Garlic
Butternut Squash
Acorn Squash
Microgreens
Pea Shoots
Salad Greens (as available to harvest)
Eggs (limited)
Beets
Apple Rings