Friday, October 23, 2020

Store Sale 10/23-24!


It's Time For A Snowy Sale!

$6 for all 3lb apple bags! (reg. $7.50)

$4/2oz & $12/half lb pea shoots!

Friday and Saturday, October 23-24 only!

Hours: Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Apples in Store:

Regent, Haralson, Honeygold, Fireside, Connell Red, Spartan.

Also in Store:

Microgreens $5/2oz clamshell

Eggs $4/dz

Garlic $5/5oz

Onions $2/lb

Applesauce $6 qt

Apple butter $5

Elderberry Syrup kits $15

Herbal tinctures $15



We won’t be at the Mankato Farmers Market Saturday, so here’s your chance to restock on apples this weekend!! 

A great time to grab extras for baking.

No Mankato Market 10/24

 We will not be attending the Mankato Farmers Market tomorrow, Saturday, October 24, due to the cold weather. The farm store is still open! Check out our sale!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Large Line Up of Late September Apples!

We have a huge selection of organic and heirloom apples! 

We are picking over 30 varieties this year, including some limited availability heirlooms, in addition to our main production varieties. We have over 50 varieties planted!

Line up of late September apples from Alternative Roots Farm:

Connell Red

Not Pictured:

Honeycrisp (we are pretty much sold out)
Sweet Sixteen (not cropping in 2020)
Mystery (coming soon)
Keepsake (small crop 2020)
Golden Russet (coming soon/small crop)
Johnathon (coming soon/limited)
Knobbed Russet (first 3 apples on the tree!)
And more!! 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Apple Update + Final Days of Drawings

Apples Available: McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Wealthy, Cortland

Coming Soon: Sweet Sixteen, Mystery, Haralson, Honeygold

Sept. 11 - The last of the Zestar! is available at Nature's Pantry farm store. Honeycrisp, McIntosh and Wealthy have hit the shelf and Cortland will Saturday as we just picked yesterday!

Raw apple cider $7/half gallon - SOLD OUT in four days this week. Looking to do another pressing this weekend - watch facebook for updates, or contact us directly. We try to keep this in stock as much as possible, but would rather run out then waste plastic jugs (and we have to find time for pressing, lol).

Today and tomorrow are the final days to get in on our week 4 and grand prize drawings! Each bag of apples purchased at our farm store gets you an entry. Sunday we will draw for the week 4 winner, then throw all the entries together to find out who the winner is of an ARF hat and gift certificate!

Where to get our apples

ARF farm store, Saturday Mankato Farmers Market 8-12 Best Buy Lot, New Ulm Community Market and Co-op, Natures Pantry Farm, Wysiwyg Juice Co. (in their amazing juices!).

Other farm store offerings: tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, eggs, apple butter, applesauce, apple rings (as available), raw apple cider (as available).

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Week #2 of Drawings!

Weekly Drawings Through September 13!

We are celebrating our one year anniversary of our farm store, and the beginning of apple season, with four weeks of drawings, plus a final drawing at the end.

Every 3lb bag of apples purchased at our farm store gives you one entry into the drawing with that week, as well as for the grand prize drawing.

Each weekly drawing will be done on Sundays - win a free bag of apples, applesauce, etc. On September 13 we will do the grand prize drawing, where two winners will win either a new ARF hat or a $15 gift certificate!

Stop out to the farm Monday-Friday 9:00-7:00 or Saturday 9:00-1:00.

Enjoy this delicious Minnesota apple season!!


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Apples In Stock!

Apple season begun about a week and a half ago, when we started picking Pristine! A delicious early apple that is crisp and tart, with a sweetness under the tart. A beautiful yellowish apple.

We will start picking Zestar! at the big orchard today, so get ready to enjoy our most popular early season apple!!

We start at the Mankato Farmers Market this coming Saturday the 15th. See you there, or stop by our farm store, which is open Mon-Fri 9-7 and Sat 9-1. Cheers to a great apple season!

Monday, July 13, 2020

What's in Store: July

Summer bounty is rolling in and apple season is just around the corner!!
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-7:00 & Saturday 9:00-12:00

What's in Store Now

Raspberries! Very hot item. They will be bountiful again this week and going out of season the following week. $6/pint or 3/$15.
Kale $3/bunch
Swiss Chard $3/bunch
Basil $2/1.5 oz bag
Eggs $4/dz
Garlic Scapes $3/bunch or $7/lb *gone after next week!
Applesauce $6/quart
Apple Butter  $5 each
Herbal Bug Spray $5
EO Cooling Mist $4
Herbal Tinctures $15 each - Motherwort (pms/cramps/anxiety/grief), Willow Bark (pain relief), Holy Basil (stress/adaptogen), Stinging Nettles (seasonal allergies)

What's Coming

Snap Beans
Apples - end of July
Garlic - fresh garlic later this week!
Pesto Shares (garlic/basil package) - beginning later this week!

Watch for updates on facebook!


Limited, but the young ladies should start producing in about 3 weeks!!