farm Wednesdays at
Four CATS FARM 

What's going on?

 

Previous years, we've had a CSA and it has been tremendous.  We have the BEST customers and we have a blast!  Our biggest problem is we'd like to get vegetables out to everyone and we hate sending people away.  This year we're trying something new.  We will have the barn open most Wednesdays for "Farmer's Market" style purchases from 4:00-6:00pm.

All are welcome!  In addition, we're offering a membership for $100 which provides 20%(approximately) discounts on vegetables plus special offers over the course of the season.

How it works

 

Each week, you can choose which vegetables you'd like, and how many of them, based on what is available - individually priced (farmer's market style).  It will be on a first come first serve basis.  We will let you know which vegetables are plentiful and which vegetables are in short supply for that particular week.

 

There will still be a membership option of $100 to be paid at the start of the season.  

As a member you will get:

  1. About 20% off your crop purchases (we may round down/up a bit, but we'll make it fair).
     

  2. Free pick-your-own lettuce/kale/herbs/green beans and other select vegetables (does not include strawberries)

  3. First chance at exclusive offers including first choice of garlic bulbs right out of the ground.

 

We will have a limited number of pre-built boxes for $25 ($20 for members) to be pre-ordered each week.  The number of boxes and contents will be flexible based on crops for that week.  We hope that encourages those of you that just want to get the "potluck" grab-and-go option can still do so.  We will open up orders that Wednesday for the following Wednesday.

 

The barn will be open for purchases from 4:00-6:00pm.  

More Details

The season begins mid July and ends in late September. The length of the season will be 8-10 weeks

Pick up times and locations

Pick up is at the farm in Northeast Rochester just 10-15 minutes from downtown.  The address is:

Four Cats Farm:  1916 48th Street NE, Rochester MN

Directions: 

  • Follow Broadway North past 37th street.

  • Turn right onto 48th street Northeast

  • You’ll find the farm about ½ mile on the right-hand side of the street

If you are unable to come Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm, you are welcome to contact us to meet us another day/time.

What’s for sale?

Vegetables will be available as they become mature over the season, dependent on weather:

  • Garlic (from four different varieties) *our specialty *

  • Onions (from red, yellow, and white varieties)

  • Carrots

  • Zucchini

  • Yellow Squash

  • Potatoes (red and white varieties)

  • Beets

  • Cucumbers

  • Beans

  • Green Peppers

  • Sweet Corn 

  • Winter Squash (varieties typically include butternut + others)

  • Watermelon

  • New vegetables, we usually try something new just for fun!

 

It is important to note that weather, pests, and other factors can affect the availability of specific crops.

Most of the vegetables will be harvested within a day or two of pickup (often within a few hours), and we take measures to ensure your vegetables stay at the peak of freshness until they are in your hands.

Sometimes during a season, we may choose a few items from other local sustainable farms.  Any time we are going to include something we did not grow ourselves, we are 100% transparent about its origins.

A sample share from mid-season 2018 (note, not representative of beginning of the season)

  • Tomato (1-2)

  • Green Pepper (1-2)

  • Garlic Head (1)

  • Red Onion (1)

  • Yellow Onion (1)

  • Yellow Squash and/or Zucchini (1-2)

  • Cucumber (5-6)

  • Green Beans – 1 bag (approximately 1/2lb or more)

  • Carrots – 1 bag (approximately 1/2lb or more)

  • Sweet Corn - 6+ ears

Interested?  Become a member!

The memberships will be limited.  Please contact us directly if you're interested in joining.  We are accessible through our Facebook account, cell phone (507-261-3646) or email: mikeandjanice@fourcatsfarm.com.

Four Cats Farm is one of many farms local to the Rochester area.  If you choose not to buy from Four Cats Farm, that is OK; it is not for everyone!  You can find us on our Facebook page where we will post opportunities to buy garlic, tomatoes and other bulk vegetables.  Call us if you'd like a tour of the farm, and ultimately if Four Cats Farm isn't right for you, please consider supporting any one of the area's local farms.  In short, this is about improving our community overall and we appreciate your involvement in any way that fits your lifestyle!

Question and Answers

Question: I really like to have a box prepared for me, is that option available?   

Answer:  Let us know on the Wednesday before and we will make a box available for $25.

 

Question:  I’m not interested in the $100 but would like the pick-your-own kale/lettuce/etc. option. 

Answer:  You can purchase this option as a non-member for $5.

 

Question:  Will you still be having a pick-your-own strawberries?

Answer:  You bet!  The strawberries are looking good, and we expect a plentiful crop once again.

 

Question:  How can I pay? 

Answer:  We prefer Venmo but there are multiple options: Venmo (mikeandjanice@fourcatsfarm.com), PayPal (jpascoe@chartermi.net), cash or check.  Sorry, no credit cards.

 

Question: Can I bring friends and neighbors?

Answer:  Absolutely!