Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Eener's Farm Has a New Website!

Yes! We actually have a website now! To see current info on Eener's Farm including CSA share offerings for the 2018 season, head to the website:


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Eener's Farm 2018 CSA Shares are For Sale

Get your produce straight out the trailer this year!
Check out our Bomb-Diggity 2018 CSA Share Options

We have three different shares to choose from:
Here is an example of a Full Share.
Full Share – $575 - This share is delivered weekly for 17 weeks and includes a nice variety of fresh produce, some herbs and occasionally flowers. It is packed in a 1 1/9 bushel box (the boxes are 18”X12”X12” in case you were wondering). These weigh about five pounds early in the season and then get up to about 30 pounds later in the season. I estimate (this is just an estimate now, I don’t know how you really eat) that this share could feed two serious vegetarians or a family of four.

Half Share boxes can fit one moderately
sized toddler in them.
Half Share - $325 – This share is also delivered weekly for 17 weeks and also includes a nice variety of fresh produce, some herbs and occasionally flowers. It is packed in a 5/9 bushel box (these boxes are 15”X12”X8”). These weigh perhaps 3-4 pounds early on and get up to maybe 20 pounds at their absolute heaviest later on in the season. I estimate (remember now…just an estimate) that these could feed two adults or one serious vegetarian.

This was the May Monthly Share.
Monthly Share - $350 –These are delivered monthly (hence the name). They include a selection of grass-fed beef cuts (ground beef, steaks and roasts), eggs, fresh produce, some herbs, and occasionally flowers packed in a 1 1/9 bushel box. I see pork in this box’s future this year! Chicken and lamb may also make appearances. If you live in Stillwater or Hudson this share will be delivered to your home. If you live in St. Paul or elsewhere, we will meet you at Hampden Park Co-op. The deliveries will happen the third Saturday of each month May through October.

Big Fall Harvest Party Fest, come
for the produce, stay for Burning
CSA Box Man!
We Deliver to:
We get around!
Hampden Park Co-op in St. Paul, Fresh and Natural Foods in Hudson and River Market Co-op in Stillwater . We also deliver to a couple of neighborhoods in Hudson. Interested in home or workplace delivery? We do that too at no extra charge, as long as you are reasonably near our delivery route. Last year we did home/workplace delivery to: Hudson, Boyceville, St. Paul and Roseville.

How to Sign Up:
Have you herd of Eener's Farm? Hey
Bos, I already signed up!
Returning Eener's Farm Members: Simply send me an e-mail (eenermachine@gmail.com) and I'll get ya set up.
Brand Spanking New Members: Send me an e-mail with the following info:

Your Name:
Your Phone Number:
Your Address:
What Size Share: (Full, Half or Monthly)
Pick-Up Location: Hampden Park Co-op (St. Paul); Fresh and Natural Foods (Hudson); River Market Co-op (Stillwater); Other (Home Delivery, Neighborhood Delivery, Workplace Delivery)


Get your ducks in a row, sign up
for an Eener's Farm 2018 CSA
Share today!
Returning Eener's Farm Members: Your full payment is due October 1, 2018. We take checks or paypal (but prefer checks).
Brand Spanking New Members: Send all of your payment by June 1, but you may post date a check for half of it for October 1. We take checks or paypal (but prefer checks).

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2015 CSA Season in Review

A review of the 2015 CSA season...

Early Season Boxes (June/July):

In the first couple of boxes we sent: lots of
lettuce and spinach, rhubarb, several
types of herbs, garlic scapes
and broccoli.
In box three, peppers, cauliflower,
basil and peas showed up.


By box four we were sending summer squash,
cucumbers and cabbage. 

In the fifth week potatoes, beets, garlic,
onions and parsley were harvested.
We closed the early season with the
addition of cherry tomatoes,
tommatillos, hot peppers
and eggplant.

Mid Season Boxes (July/August):

Generally August brings high summer
and great variety!
A large amount of sweet corn was sent
in week eight.

String beans started to dwindle
by week nine but the slicing
tomatoes started to ramp up.

The tenth box brought everything members
needed to make salsa. Plus flowers!

 Week 11 brought everything members
needed to make tomato sauce. Plus a giant
kohlrabi and multi-colored carrots.

Watermelon and brussel sprouts happened
for box 12.

Late season boxes (September/October):

Late season started with
eggplant, musk melon, pumpkin
and winter squash.

Hold on! We're almost done!
We forgot to take a picture on week 14.

Week 15 brought a winter squash, summer
squash and a whole mess of potatoes.
The 16th box had flowers, green and red
tomatoes, parley, eggplant
and carrots.

In the second-to-last-box we sent
carving pumpkins and brussel sprouts

We ended the season with kale, swiss chard, several
herbs, garlic, okra, tomatoes and honey.

Monday, January 5, 2015

We're Back!

Arlo and Forest in the Chicken Coop.
After a good long maternity leave, I’m getting ready for my sixth season of CSA farming here at Eener’s Farm! Our new baby boy, Arlo, is five month old already and doing great. Our older son, Forest is a wonderful big brother.

What’s in a Share:

Full Shares and Half Shares:

Generally about 40 varieties of vegetables including:

Standard Garden Classics: Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Tomatoes (big red ones, cherries, romas and some heirlooms),

The Somewhat Lesser Known/Less Popular (but still good!): Beets (red ones and yellow ones), Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Radishes, Cauliflower, Celery, Swiss Chard, Edamame, Eggplant, Hot Peppers, Rutabaga, Turnips

Fruit: Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Rhubarb. Full shares may or may not receive raspberries on a small scale.

Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Garlic and Parsley is what I’m shooting for but others may happen too.

Flowers: Zinnias for sure, others possible.

Monthly  Shares:
Each month you’ll get an amount of produce similar to what a Full Share receives in one week plus one or two dozen eggs. On the beef side of things you will get two to four pounds of ground beef each month. Additionally, during the grilling season (May to July) we’ll run two to four steaks each month. Later in the season we’ll deliver one or two roasts probably a soup bone and some stew meat (August to October).

Friday, January 17, 2014

Good News and Bad News for 2014 CSA Season

The Good News: Eener’s Farm will be welcoming a new little farmer on August 1.

The Bad News: Eener will need to go on maternity leave. As a result, the farm will not do a regular 18 week CSA season this year.

What The Farm Will Be Doing This Season Instead: There will still be monthly meat and egg deliveries (second Saturday of every month to Stillwater, Hudson and many other Twin Cities Metro areas). And since some produce is already planted or in some cases the seed is already ordered we will have some produce available for sale on those deliveries too. For example garlic, rhubarb, potatoes and such.

We’ll continue to send out The Meaty Turnip via e-mail which has farm news and a list of what we have for sale every month. If you or someone you know would like to start receiving this, request it by e-mail (eenermachine@gmail.com).

Will Eener’s Farm Weekly CSA Season Be Back In 2015?: Yes! Plan on it!

What Should You Do If You Already Signed Up For 2014? Well, we contacted River Market Co-op, Fresh and Natural Foods and Hampden Park Co-op and they each gave us a list of recommended CSA farms that deliver to their locations:

River Market: The Backyard Grocery, Burning River Farm, Turnip Rock Farm, LTD Farm.

Fresh and Natural Foods: Sylvan Hills Farm, Axdahl’s Garden Farm and Greenhouse, Fresh Earth Farms

Hampden Park Co-op: Blackbrook Farm, Sleepy Root Farm, Belle Creek Gardens

And you could always take a look at the MN LSP CSA Directory: http://landstewardshipproject.org/stewardshipfood/findingjustfood/aquickcsaguide
Sorry For The Inconvenience: Deciding to not do our usual 18 weeks this coming summer was a difficult decision to make. But we think it's the right one due to the timing of everything. We hope our members understand. Wait, of course they'll understand, because our members are awesome!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do You Need A Ewe?


We just weaned our lambs that were born here on the farm last spring. It's a nice-looking crew of 10! Wanna buy any?

Here are the details:

I think there are four ladies in this bunch...or maybe there are five...I could check if you need me to. The rest are castrated males.

Their mothers are mixed breeds, mostly Icelandic but also some smidges of Katahdin, Navajo and some type of mystery breed. The moms weigh between 60 and 80 pounds.

Their father, Sir Charles, is a fancy-pants registered Suffolk ram (he even has papers!). He weighs about 175 pounds.

All of them were born in late March/early April. They have spent their entire lives with their moms out to pasture.

Because they have had very little contact with humans, they are wild as hell right now, but would probably calm down and be your friend in a month or two.

The girls would make nice ewes for breeding, the boys will make fine eating.

According to my estimates they all weigh about 60 to 70 pounds. They probably will get a bit bigger in the next few months.

Ewes: $75.00
Castrated Males: $60.00

Are you a lamb-eating person?
This is a good deal if you are. If you were to buy a male and then take him to be butchered (Woodville charges a flat fee of $90.00 for lambs) then the whole deal would cost you $150.00. You would get at least 20 pounds of meat back...maybe more. So that adds up to about $7.50 per pound...quite a deal when you see lamb in the stores for like $12.00 per pound!

Why am I selling them?
I sell all my boy lambs every year. I don't need any more ladies at this time.

How you would buy one or some:
We live very near Connorsville, WI. Call (715) 643-2803 or e-mail eenermachine@gmail.com to make arrangements for pick-up or viewing. I'll help you load, they are currently penned up in the barn and so will be easy to see and catch. They would ride nicely in the back of a pick-up with a topper.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Our stir fry kit is headed for the grill! These kits are great on the grill. Then you can set a steak or a chicken breast or whathaveyou on the grill with it. Makes for a fun summer meal.