Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving Special Hours

Extra Hours for Thanksgiving Week

Pick up some local for your turkey day feast. Stop by during the extra hours this week and grab some of the delicious, organic, local goods!!

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Tuesday 12:00-7:00
Wednesday 12:00-7:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00-12:00
Saturday 9:00-12:00

Available at the Farm Store This Week

Garlic  NEW 1lb bags available
Heirloom Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash (excellent pumpkin substitute, and it doesn't come in a can)
Microgreens - Zesty Mix, Mizuna (mild)
Pea Shoots
Salad Greens - limited amount
Apples - Haralson (excellent cooking variety), Regent (my fav), Fireside, Honeygold NEW reduced packaging use  **Make sure to keep coming out for your apples while they are available, we are going to run out sooner than last year
Apple Butter

tips for the farm store

•bring your reusable bag please (there is a box of misc bags to use in case you forget)
•exact change cash or check please, drop in the honor box
•holler anytime with questions, my cell # is up in the store
•park so others can get around

Finding the Farm Store

11197 130th St, Madelia - Second driveway, with the farm sign by the road. Store is in the rounded quonset hut.

12 miles South of New Ulm - past the big S-curve, first left past Cty Rd 20, left on 130th St.
8 miles North of Madelia - next turn past the turn to Hanska, right on 130th
23 miles West of Mankato - cut over on 68, or buzz down 60 to Madelia and up on 15

Google Map

Friday, November 15, 2019

2 Pantry CSA Available!

Pantry CSA begins NEXT WEEK! November 20th is the first box for both Winter and Pantry CSA.

We have 2 spaces remaining for our Pantry CSA (Winter is sold out)

Email or text to reserve a share --> 507-412-7605 or

Pantry CSA
Here are the details… 

•What’s in the Share: This share features our organic storage crops and canned items.
Apples, applesauce, apple butter, apple rings, acorn squash, butternut squash, garlic, onions, potatoes, beets, carrots.

•Cost: $95  -  please pay in full at the time of reservation, or make a deposit of $65, with $30 due by first box. Payment by cash, check or Venmo.

•Pick Up: Shooting to start Wednesday, November 20—the first of 4 pick ups. Pick up will be at the Farm Store, Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00 pm. Pick up will be once per month, approximately. Flexibility is a must, as we will line up with Winter CSA pick up as we are able (some folks do both). Boxes in Nov./Dec./Jan./Feb.


Please email or text 507-412-7605, to reserve your share and make sure there is one available. Then I will give you the sign up link.

Pick Up

Pick up of shares will be at the Farm Store - 11197 130th St. Madelia, MN 56062 - 23 miles West of Mankato, 12 miles South of New Ulm, 8 miles North of Madelia.
   •Wednesdays 4:00-7:00 pm
   •Thursdays 4:00-7:00 pm
   •Fridays 9:00 am-12:00pm
   •Saturdays 9:00-12:00pm


•Some folks to decide to get both shares.
•Other Items: When picking up at the Farm Store there will be other items you can add on to your share—eggs, raw apple cider, greens, etc. As pick up approaches we will offer reservation on eggs.
•Weather: In case of winter weather we may postpone pick up, or change the day that week.
•Your investment in a Pantry CSA Share gets you a discount on all these items and the best of our storage produce!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Order Your Holiday Apples!

For baking crisps and pies, baked oatmeal and baked apples, simply healthy snack for loved ones, family and guests over the holidays. Local apples are perfect to round out your holiday (and everyday) cooking.

Order table apples, or baking apples, for pick up at our on-farm store, or delivery by arrangement/availability. Please holler with any questions at all - or text/call 507-412-7605. November dates are listed, Dec. dates will be added later on.


••Table Apples (1st quality fresh eating apples)
••Baking Apples (2nd quality apples for processing, cooking (and fresh eating with some trimming))

Varieties in stock for holiday apple orders - Sweet Sixteen, McIntosh, Honeygold, Regent, Cortland, Haralson, Mystery 2, Connell Red/Fireside. Varieties are subject to availability.

Orders will be a mix, unless you have special requests, see order form.

••Table Apple Options
3lb bags $6.50 available in the farm store, no need to preorder
10lbs $20
20 lbs $38

••Baking Apple Options
10 lbs $10
20 lbs $17
Bushel (40 lbs) $37.50


Alternative Roots Farm Store & Hours

11197 130th St, Madelia
Many other items available for purchase at the farm store - garlic, acorn & butternut squash, eggs, raw apple cider, beets, microgreens, pea shoots, salad greens, applesauce, apple butter, dried apple rings.
Wednesdays 4:00-7:00
Thursdays 4:00-7:00
Fridays 9:00-12:00
Or by appt.

HOLLER WITH QUESTIONS! Thank you so very much!!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Apple Sale!

All 3 lb bags of apples are now only $6.50 (reg. $7.50)!!!
Sweet Sixteen and McIntosh on sale for $5, while supplies last.

Where to Purchase

ARF Farm Store: Wed. & Th. 4:00-7:00, Fri. 9:00-12:00

ORDER your holiday apples--10 & 20 lb bags, baking apples.

Now in stock:

Sweet Sixteen *get it before it's gone!
Connell Red  *get it before it's gone!
Fireside *get it before it's gone!
Honeygold  *get it before it's gone!