Stone’s Throw Urban Farm turns vacant lots into beautiful, productive agricultural plots throughout the Twin Cities. Since 2011, we have converted 14 different spaces into vibrant vegetable production. We are working to create a dynamic urban farm that strives toward ecological sustainability, community empowerment, and financial viability in Minneapolis and Saint Paul through growing diversified organic vegetables and building urban soils.
We grow a diverse array of seasonal vegetables using organic practices – no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. Prodigious amounts of compost, mulches, and cover crops keep our soil healthy. Using intensive production practices and infrastructure to extend the season we are able to grow over 50,000 pounds of produce on 2.5 acres of land.
Our food is marketed through a 200 member CSA, two farmers markets in the Twin Cities, many restaurants, and sell food from our farming plots throughout the growing season. In the 2014 season we formed a new and immigrant farmers marketing cooperative, Shared Ground Cooperative, with four other farms outside of the Cities, to build shared access to markets, infrastructure, and education.