Produce Farmer Profiles
We partner with more than 350 local farmers and producers to bring you thousands of the best local, organic, and sustainably grown products. This map shows some of their locations.
Buying locally is one of our top priorities at Lakewinds. This not only ensures our customers get the freshest fruits and vegetables, but it fuels the local farm economy and benefits the environment by reducing food miles traveled. Get to know some of the local farms that supply our stores.
Lakewinds also supports local farmers by providing a drop-off location for local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes.
This family-owned orchard uses integrated pest management (IPM) to reduce their reliance on pesticides. In the fall they supply Lakewinds with bags of top-quality Haralson and Honeycrisp apples.
Soldiers Grove, WI
As young teenagers, Josh and Noah Engel embarked on a mission to grow the best organic spuds around. Today their 200-acre family farm, nestled in Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless region, is known for its certified organic produce and expeller-pressed sunflower oils.
Founded in 1994 by Jack Hedin and Jenni McHugh, this 250-acre certified-organic farm gets its name and inspiration from the Featherstone Township homestead where Jack’s great-grandfather farmed and planted trees in the 19th century. Their autumn carrots have a reputation for being some of the sweetest around.
Harmony Valley Farm
This diversified family farm, owned by Andrea Yoder and Richard de Wilde, goes above and beyond organic by placing great value on soil fertility and fostering a healthy and natural growing environment. They’ve also worked to provide habitat for birds, bats, and raptors to help naturally manage pests and promote biodiversity.
Len Busch Roses
The Busch family has been growing and selling flowers in the Twin Cities for over 100 years. Today, they grow a wide range of flowers locally all year long, guaranteeing bouquets that stay fresher, longer. Len Busch has also adopted many eco-friendly practices, including using beneficial insects instead of chemicals for pest management and heating their greenhouses with biomass boilers that burn tree-trimming waste.
Living Water Gardens
Steve and Mary Klingbeil have grown nearly 7,000 pesticide-free, hydroponic tomato plants over the past 17 years. Their acre of indoor greenhouse space allows them to deliver fresh local tomatoes all year long.
Aimee and Jeremy of Northwood grow mushrooms using a variety of methods, including their signature log-grown shiitakes. Two-time LOFF grant recipients, Northwood has scaled up their farm over the years to increase their yields and expand their offerings. Want to see how they do it? Learn more about how mushrooms are grown at Northwood.
This small, indoor farm grew from a passion for urban gardening and food access. They deliver several varieties of fresh, organic mushrooms to restaurants and co-ops across the Twin Cities.
Pam and Jim have been making organic, gluten-free salad dressings and vinaigrettes for over 10 years. Salad Girl began as a stall at the Mill City Farmer’s Market and grew to become the first certified-organic packaged salad dressing in Minnesota. These fresh, boldly flavored salad dressings will add zest and zing to all your favorite veggies.
This woman-owned organic produce farm grows a variety of crops, including cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, onions, and peppers. Seeds was a 2019 LOFF recipient, with funds helping to build a hoop house on the farm.
From their indoor aquaponic farm (the largest in the world!) Superior Fresh provides local organic salad greens and Atlantic salmon all year long. Superior offsets their energy costs with a large solar panel array and is helping to restore 800 acres of native prairie around their Wisconsin campus.
The Helling twins, Jacob and Andrew, have been growing organic tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, & more since 2014. Their methods of careful land management has provided the farm with healthy, fertile soil that’s perfect for growing veggies.
Whistling Well Farm
The orchards at Whistling Well grow a variety of local, seasonal apple varieties. Their integrated pest management system minimizes the need for pesticides by using beneficial insects to keep pests at bay.
Want to learn more? Check out our blog to discover why local food matters. You can also read about how we’re supporting small farmers grow with the Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (LOFF).
Continue your local journey by meeting some of the folks behind your favorite local wellness items.