Farm produces 100% grass-fed Black Angus and Murray Grey beef, pastured pork, and chicken. The cattle are raised on managed pasture and organic hay, producing lean, healthy meat. The chickens and hogs are Free Ranged on pasture and organic grains.
Our beef is available all year by the 1/8, ¼, ½, whole and by the cut. Pork is available all year by the ¼, ½, whole and by the cut. Chickens are available all year by the whole and by the piece.
We invite people to visit our farm so they can see for themselves how their meat is raised. We are located in Arkansaw, Wisconsin, about 15 miles from the Minnesota border and 70 miles from Minneapolis. We deliver monthly to drop sites in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region.
Anderson Farm, Randy and Lynn Anderson, N6501 Manore Lane, Arkansaw WI 54721.
(888) 700-FARM (3276).
Annie’s Fields is offering whole, frozen chicken that
was raised on fresh pasture and chemical-free feed. Their pasture is
planted and clover, and we rotate their yard so they never run out
of good greens. In the morning and evening, when they especially like
to be outside, they eat clover with such gusto we can hear their beaks
Pick up chickens at our drop-off sites in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina,
and Northfield. We also offer a “just chicken” CSA, delivering
one or two chickens per month, June through October, to Minneapolis
near Seward Co-op and Northfield near Carleton College. Check out our
website for delivery times and precise locations. The chickens must
be pre-ordered, so purchasing them make you a chicken owner. If you
like, we can send you weekly updates about your chickens.
We are committed to caring for our chickens and their pasture using
natural, non-toxic methods. For example, instead of feeding medicated
feed to baby chicks, we build up their immunity by offering them raw
milk and a touch of cider vinegar in their water.
Our farm is located about 45 minutes south of Minneapolis.
Auntie Annie's Fields, Elizabeth O'Sullivan and Ian
Bagley Avenue, Dundas MN 55019. (507) 645-4662.
Beaver Creek Farm specializes
in Salad Bar meats, including chicken, beef, meat, goats, eggs,
lamb, pork, rabbit, stewing hens and turkey. The meat is
available by reservation from May through October on a first come,
first served basis. Eggs are always available.
Customers can come to the farm to pick up their
fresh rabbit and chickens. The larger animals are slaughtered on the
farm to alleviate stress on the animal while preserving meat tenderness
and then shipped to the butcher. Eggs may be delivered locally or picked
up at the farm.
We consider ourselves stewards of the land. It is
our responsibility as grassfarmers to care for and improve our farm to
the best of our ability. This means that we do not apply artificial fertilizers
of chemicals on our pastures. Our livestock are not fed subtherapeutic
antibiotics, steroids, or arsenic as growth enhancers. However, they
do receive probiotics, kelp meal, natural vitamins, fresh air, sunshine,
and clean paddocks.
Customers and potential customers are welcome to
come visit us at our farm, which is an hour's drive north of the Twin
Cities. Call, write, or send an e-mail for an order form.
Beaver Creek Farm, Dale Barnick, 2518 Ivory Street, Mora
MN 55051. (320) 679-0366.
Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest Farm raises
100% grass fed beef, pastured chickens and eggs,
and grass fed lamb.
Our animals are raised on pastures with organic standards;
we do not use antibiotics, hormones, or any chemicals. They are treated
humanely and are provided with plenty of sunshine, grass, clean water,
and fresh air. The chickens are supplemented with flax and organic grains.
Beef is sold by the whole, half, or quarter and cut
to your specifications. Smaller quantities are also available. Processing
is done at a USDA inspected facility in Cannon Falls, MN. Beef, lamb,
poultry, and eggs are available year round. Delivery is available. We
also offer a meat and egg CSA with various options. We can also be found
at the Mill City Farmers
We believe in sustainable agriculture and management
intensive grazing on pastures free of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical
We are located off 35W, 30 miles south of Minneapolis.
Please call or e-mail for prices.
Braucher's Sunshine Harvest Farm, Mike Braucher, 2230
35th Street West, Webster MN 55088. (952) 652-1911.
Buffalo Gal/Money Creek Buffalo
Ranch maintains one of the finest quality bison herds
in America today. Years of experience, dedication, and attention
go into the maintenance and care of these top quality animals. Located
in the Mississippi River Valley, our buffalo are raised on a diet
of native grasses and sun-cured hay without fat-boosting hormones,
antibiotics, or supplements. By using the intensive grazing method,
our bison are kept as natural as possible. We also raise Russian
wild pigs in the same manner.
Our company offers a full line of delicious and
healthy buffalo meat products for your enjoyment. Items include jerky,
summer sausage, pepperoni sticks, kippered strips, Buff Snuff, buffalo
chips, steaks, roasts, brats, hot dogs, Italian and ring sausages, and
our very own farmer's brand sausage. Be sure to check out our specials
and meat gift packages on our website.
Processed products are shipped via ground transportation.
Frozen meat products are shipped via UPS second day or third day select
during the cooler months. Shipping and handling charges are based upon
weight and destination. To order, call us at the number listed below
or e-mail us.
Buffalo Gal/Money Creek Buffalo Ranch, Mike Fogel,
Route 1, Box 72, Houston
MN 55943. (507) 896-2345.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.buffalogal.com
Cedar Summit Farm is Minnesota's only 100% grass-fed creamery, located in New Prague. For more than four decades, our certified-organic family farm has been dedicated to preserving the health, environment, and economy of our local community. The water in our backyard creek leaves cleaner than when it came in. That's because we raise grazing cows on healthy, hearty pastures, which contributes to cleaner water for our neighbors downstream. Even in winter months, our happy herd roams freely and chews on preserved grass grown on our 185 acres.
Compared to typical "organic" farms, which feed cows a mixture of grass and grain, our 100% grass-fed milk, cream, and yogurts have a healthier balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3, and higher levels of CLA, "good fats" shown to greatly reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. For us, it's about healthier cows, a healthier community, and a healthier planet. It's the 100% difference!
You can find many of their dairy products at Twin Cities Natural Food Co-ops. They also provide home delivery service to New Prague and surrounding areas. Call for information.
Cedar Summit Farm, Dave and Florence Minar, 25830 Drexel Avenue, New Prague MN 56071. (952) 758-6886.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.cedarsummit.com
Cliff's Homegrown Beef sells pampered grass
finished beef by the 1/2, 1/4, and Bundle. We truck locally,
or ship UPS from the South Dakota/Minnesota border area.
Our beef start life on the native prairies and once
weaned move to high quality, high energy, grass alfalfa mix or similar
quality winter forage. Our beef is free of hormone implants, and antibiotics.
The SOILS here in South Dakota are geologically young, being from the
most recent Wisconsin glacial advance. They are still rich in trace minerals
that today have been leached out of older more weathered soils. The cattle
get supplemental salt and minerals, but much is provided to the plants
by the soil and of course from the plants to the animals.
The cattle here are from moderate framed older style
genetics. Small groups that survived the shift to mass-produced feed
lot beef during the past 30 years. The thing I like best about this system
is what it means to the animal. A feedlot is dust and flies, or mud and
muck, shoulder to shoulder at the feed bunk. Nature is not always kind,
but it is life closer to what was meant to be.
Cliff's Homegrown Beef, Cliff Millsapps, 809
Herrick Street, Gary SD 57237. (605) 880-0658.
Cozy Meadows, Farm On Wheels provides MOSA
certified organic 100% green grass-fed finished, grain-free beef and lamb.
Our chicken, eggs, heritage and heirloom turkey, duck and goose are
raised humanely on unrestricted open pastures without soy or corn.
We have over 130 cuts of USDA fresh frozen meat products, most nitrate
and MSG-free. Also available are our sweet corn (Aug – Sept)
and pork, lard, and butter.
Green grass creates animal products that are nutrient
dense with the highest levels of CLA, Omega 3, carotenoids, antioxidant
vitamins, minerals, essential proteins. We enjoy participating in people's
quest to find a better healthy life through more nutritious food. In
buying our products you leave the lightest environmental footprint possible.
Thank you for supporting our local, sustainable,
organic, multi-generation family farm. We believe where and how you spend
your money you can change the world. Certified Organic since 1994. Grass-fed
Visit our web site for a complete list of our products
and where to buy
them, including the following farmers markets. On farm sales by appointment;
we accept Visa and Mastercard.
Paul Downtown Market
5th & Wall St
Paul Downtown Market
5th & Wall St
Paul Downtown Winter Market
5th & Wall St
Cozy Meadows, Farm On Wheels, Linda and Mike Noble, 53288
110th Avenue, Kenyon MN 55946. (507) 789-6679.
Dutch Mill Farm has been
a certified organic farm for ten years. Grass-finished lamb and beef are
available from October through December. Lambs are sold whole or by
halves. Beef is available in whole carcasses, halves, and 25# family
Douglas Gunnink is a consultant in grassfed and
organic production and can advise on fertilizers, soil amendments, seed,
equipment, forage/soil testing and livestock supplies.
Dutch Mill Farm, Douglas and Janet Gunnink, 25303
461 Ave., Gaylord MN 55334. (507) 237-5162. Fax: (507) 237-2343.
Earth-Be-Glad-Farm is a certified organic farm (MOSA) specializing in 100% grass-fed beef and certified organic free-range chickens. Our cattle graze carefully-managed rotational pasture as much of the year as possible. In the winter months the cattle eat our stored hay. Our chickens are fed only our own homegrown certified organic grains and the grass and bugs they choose outside.
Grass-fed beef is available year-round in any quantity, from individual frozen items to custom-processed quarter, half or whole beef. Chickens are available May-November with pre-orders encouraged. Processing of chickens is done twice monthly in season at a USDA inspected facility.
There are no synthetic growth-promoters, hormones, or antibiotics in any of our products. We strive to provide the best food possible using humane and earth-friendly methods. We have over 20 years experience selling our products directly to customers, at the Winona Farmers Market and at 2 local food co-ops (The Good Food Store in Rochester and the Bluff Country Co-op of Winona).
Earth-Be-Glad Farm, Mike, Jennifer, and Johanna Rupprecht, 18828 County Road 20, Lewiston MN 55952. (507) 523-2564.
Earthwize Natural Meats is
a coalition of small-scale family farmers committed to sustainable,
environmentally responsible farming and to providing healthy, natural
foods for their customers. "Earthwize farmers use time-tested
traditional farming practices that are more beneficial to the environment
and more humane for our animals. We give the animals plenty of room,
clean water, and grass. We feed them a balanced, natural diet that
includes foods such as kelp meal to strengthen their health rather
than rely on antibiotics and other medications."
Beef is available year round in variety packs
of 25 to 50 pounds. Pork is seasonal and is sold in variety packs
of 30 to 40 pounds. Chicken is seasonal (spring through fall)
and is available as whole chickens, which average 5 pounds and are packaged
six to a box. All meat is frozen and processed at plants meeting USDA
standards. Additional ordering information can be found at their website.
Earthwize Natural Meats, Mark Thell, 2100 CR 4, Carlton
MN 55718-8141. (218) 384-9350.
Farm Phresh raises pasture and sprout fed pork on wood pastures. Our pigs are raised outdoors in the forest as nature intended. With canopies overhead of acorns, walnuts and lush feed plots of legumes, brassicas and root crops at there feet, these pigs have an incredibly diverse diet making for an amazing tasting pork.
We are organic in practice and feed all organic feeds though not certified organic. No-GMO, No hormones, No antibiotics, No confinement. Rotational feed plot, alfalfa, apple and sprout fed.
Gloucester old spot/Hampshire hogs available for fall whole and half hog reservations. Cuts and charcuterie available at farmers markets and local grocers. Follow us on Facebook and see exactly where your pork can come from at https://www.facebook.com/FarmPhresh
Farmers Markets: Find us at the La Crosse, Onalaska and Viroqua farmers markets weekly.
Grocery Stores: Viroqua Food Co-Op.
Located in De Soto, near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border.
Farm Phresh, Matthew Clayton, E1167 S Bad Axe Road, DeSoto, WI 54624. (406) 599-1487.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.wisconsinpork.com.
Fruitful Seasons Dairy
is a family operated small farm located near Alexandria, MN.
We are providing
raw milk cheeses crafted from our small herd of Jersey cows. Our dairy
is seasonal so the cows calve in the Spring. We move them to a fresh
strip of grass several times a day. The cows also have free choice
Thorvin Kelp and Redmond’s Real salt.
The pastures are maintained
to optimal quality without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. When pasture
season is over, most of the cows are dried up for the winter and we stop
making cheese until the next spring.
We make our cheese from unpasteurized,
fresh, clean milk so that all the beneficial properties of the milk are
still intact. The cheese is ready after aging 60 days. We do not treat
the cows with antibiotics or growth hormones. The left-over whey is given
to the pigs which are on pasture.
Currently most of the cheese is sold
locally but we can ship it directly also. Please check our website for
available varieties and other seasonal products like eggs, pork and beef.
Fruitful Seasons Dairy, Marv and Kathy Hoffman and
CR 4W SW, Alexandria MN 56308. (320) 283-5134.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.fruitfulseasonsdairy.com.
George and Mary's Best Darn
Chickens 'Round has more than chickens—they also
provide pork and grass-finished beef. The beef is sold
by the mixed quarter or half and is ready in November. Pasture raised
chickens are available by order from July to September. Pigs are
ready in November and are sold half or whole. Bacon and sausage are
also available. All orders must be placed by May 1st.
George and Mary's Best Darn Chickens 'Round, George
and Mary Seiler, 51745 396th Ave, Frazee
MN, 56544-9420. (218) 334-4769.
The Grass Fed Cattle Company is a small
cooperative of local family farms, located within 150 miles of the
Twin Cities. GFCC farmers are committed to naturally raising healthy
animals without the use of antibiotics or added hormones.
Our cattle are 100% pasture raised and finished.
We use the term "beyond organic" to describe our sustainable
systems of beef production, which we believe are capable of transcending
the standards affixed to foods and processes currently categorized by
the term "organic."
We sell 100% grass fed beef by the
eighth, quarter, half and whole directly to people all year round who
desire a natural, healthy, and affordable product. We also offer a Beef
CSA option where people who don't have a deep freezer can pick up a few
different times throughout the year. The GFCC is conveniently located
on 50th Street & France
Avenue in Edina. Once an order is placed, we schedule a convenient time
for customers to have their beef personally delivered right to their
Our cattle are processed at a USDA inspected, family
run facility, Lorentz Meats, in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Each cut of
meat is vacuum-sealed, frozen, and labeled with specific cut and weight
information. Ground beef comes wrapped in 1 lb packages.
Orders can be placed online, by email or by phone.
The Grass Fed Cattle Company, Abby and Marcus Andrusko.
Pick up location address: 3939
W 50th Street, Edina MN 55424. Mailing address: 6304
Brookview Avenue, Edina MN 55424. (612) 581-7787.
Grass Run Farm, located near Dorchester,
Iowa (less than 2 miles from the Minnesota border), is a meat company specializing in 100% grass-fed beef and all-natural "fresh air" pork. The company was started in 2005 by Ryan and Kristine Jepsen to develop local markets for the top-quality beef and pork raised on their farm and by neighboring producers. Grass Run Farms now sources from like-minded farmers all over the Upper Midwest. The goal is to provide a profitable alternative to the conventional livestock system that rewards producers for their commitment to sustainable land and animal management.
Individuals may shop our website: grassrunfarms.com/buy-online
Interested in our meats for your store or other retail outlet? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in our meats for your restaurant or catering? E-mail: email@example.com.
Our meats contain no hormones, antibiotics, MSG, nitrites/nitrates, or gluten, and we use a rigorous production protocol and affidavits to ensure traceability from farm to fork.
Please feel free to call or e-mail us with questions. Here's to good health and great food!
Sincerely, Ryan and Kristine Jepsen, farmer-founders.
Grass Run Farms, 2712 Hoover Road, Dorchester, IA 52140. (563) 492-3400.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.grassrunfarms.com.
Harmony Valley Farm and Deer Run Farm have
joined together to create a holistic farm system producing healthy,
pasture raised, certified organic Angus beef.
We raise animals with excellent genetics in an environment
focused on holistic herd health and gentle husbandry. The animals graze
throughout the summer months and over-winter on a diet of alfalfa hay,
flax and a small amount of organic grain. Our beef ranges from 90-95%
grass and hay fed.
Grazier’s Organic Beef is more affordable than
most naturally raised, pastured, or certified organic beef. Most purchase
Grazier’s Organic Beef over and over again, satisfied with the
value, variety and quality. Ledebuhr Meat Processing, a family operated,
federally licensed and inspected plant in Winona, MN processes the beef.
They handle all our processing needs in accordance with certified organic
standards and it all carries the USDA Organic seal.
We offer several mixed packages. Order anywhere from
a 25# to a 100# mixed pack, burger & steak pack, burger only pack,
family-grill pack or steak-grill pack. A la Carte options are also available.
Grazier’s Organic Beef is available in January,
May, November and December. We ship to any location in the continental
United States. In addition, our beef is available for delivery
in Viroqua, La Crosse, Onalaska, Chaseburg, Mazomanie and Madison, Wisconsin
as well as Bloomington, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minneapolis, St. Paul
and Rosemount, Minnesota. For delivery dates and package information,
visit the “Beef” page of our website.
Grazier's Organic Beef from Harmony Valley Farm and
Deer Run Farm, Richard de Wilde and Annake Witkop, S3442 Wire
Hollow Road, Viroqua WI 54665. (608) 483-2143.
Hay Creek Stock Farm offers 100% grass fed beef from
heirloom Galloway /Shorthorn cross cattle. Meat is dry aged, cut and
vacuum sealed under USDA inspection. Plenty of marbling, tender, and
NOT dry-tasting like some grass fed beef. Cattle are farm-born and
raised naturally on high quality, short rotation pasture with drinking
water in each division.
Available in whole, half, split- half and 30# sampler
quantities. Metro delivery available to St Cloud/Minneapolis/ St Paul
areas. Google Checkout option on 30# Sampler includes metro delivery.
Hay Creek Stock Farm, Mark Fickes, 44617 County Highway
MN 56477. (218) 837-6109.
HD Beef Works is a family owned and operated
business (since 1972), located just south of the Twin Cities metro area
(off of I-35 and Highway 19) in Northfield, MN. Our farm is committed
to bringing you the healthiest and finest quality 100% grass-fed beef in
the area with all the benefits it can provide. Our grass-fed cattle are
never given antibiotics or growth hormones. We do not use insecticides
or commercial fertilizers.
You will not find an assembly line when you
visit our farm in Northfield, MN. Rather, the production of 100% grass-fed
beef is a process that requires flexibility in order to deliver consistency.
We use reliable methods of sustainable production, high quality genetics
and pasture grazing. This method provides our cattle with a lower
stress environment in order to produce the best tasting, most tender
and nutritious meat.
Our cattle are raised in a semi-wild state
and have free range on our pastures. We feed and finish all of our
beef on fresh-grown perennial natural grasses. We are small enough
to intimately care for our land as well as large enough to raise herds
of premium grass-fed beef. Our
beef is harvested when the animals are ready. The beef is processed
in a state inspected facility; it is dry-aged fourteen days, butchered
into individual cuts, vacuum packed and frozen.
Beef is available for purchase year round. When
you purchase beef from HD Beef Works, you can select from smaller packages
of traditional cuts or purchase a quarter or half and work directly with
the processor to determine your cuts. Pick-up is encouraged
(come visit the farm); delivery is available. See our website for
additional information and pricing.
HD Beef Works, Sean Hebel or Jeff Docken, 6320
Chester Avenue, Northfield MN 55057. (507) 744-2539.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.hdbeefworks.com.
High Land Hills is a small-scale, pasture based, sustainable, family farm located in Northeast Nebraska. Our mission is to produce meat that is good for our bodies, good for the animals and good for the land.
We offer pastured pork by the half or whole. Our heritage breed Red Wattles are known for their exceptionally lean and juicy meat with rich beef-like taste and texture. Available only in fall, they come straight off pasture and are delivered to your local processor for optimal nutritional density. Pre-order today, limited quantity available.
Available in summer for on-farm pickups we offer beyond organic pastured poultry at below organic prices. Our broilers and free-range eggs are all-natural: no hormones, no antibiotics, just lots of fresh air, green grass, bugs and sunshine! Place your order, choose your pick up date and plan your annual day-trip out to the farm!
So invest in a deep freeze and ensure your family's year round supply of clean, healthy meat! And thank you for supporting local farms.
Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
Farmers Markets: You can find our products at local Siouxland Farmers Markets, check our website to see where we will be that week!
High Land Hills, Ryan and Jessica Schieffer, 89119 555 Avenue, Crofton NE 68730. (402) 360-0648.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.high-land-hills.com.
Hilltop Pastures Family Farm is a 100% grassfed,
agriculturally sustainable family farm. We offer 100% grassfed and
finished beef, pastured pork,
free-range fresh for Thanksgiving turkeys, and free-range eggs.
of our animals are raised on fresh pasture, sunshine, and fresh air.
Our pigs and turkeys are also supplemented with a locally grown non-GMO
feed. Our beef is completely grass finished.
Beef and pork are available by the individual cut, sampler and/or family
packages, or by the bulk order. Please view our product and price list
listed on our website to see all that we have to offer.
New to the farm this year ~ CSA subscriptions. Please
visit our website to learn more about this awesome way to partner with
our family farm.
Turkeys are available for fresh pick
up the weekend before Thanksgiving. We offer the Bourbon Red heritage
breed turkey that is your delicious link to the past, as well as the
traditional white turkey. There is a limited amount of both breeds,
so if interested, please order early.
We are located right off of Hwy 52 just 6 miles South of Chatfield
and 2 miles North of Fountain.
Please come see us on the farm Monday–Saturday from 7am–7pm;
Sundays by appointment —please call. Look for us also at the
Lanesboro and Midtown Minneapolis farmers markets.
Hilltop Pastures Family Farm, Sara Austin, 26134
Jasmine Drive, Fountain, MN 55935. (507) 867-0096.
At Hobbs Hereford Farm we raise purebred,
line-bred, all natural, grass fed registered polled Hereford beef cattle.
We provide top genetics coming from our pastures to your dinner table,
via our local trustworthy USDA certified locker services. Certified
as a Minnesota Qualified Beef Producer, we take pride in our
product from start to finish.
Our cattle are totally free of added hormones, antibiotics,
herbicides, pesticides or vaccinations and we use all natural vitamins
and minerals, with no health problems in our herd of 30 years.
We sell to individuals/families privately, take orders
directly, and can deliver to the twin cities, Brainerd and Alexandria.
We offer a variety of options and try to have ample supplies on hand
much of the time.
Hobbs Hereford Farm, Jim and Gloria Hobbs, 29525
County 13, Burtrum MN 56318. (320) 732-3325 or fax: (320) 732-3041.
The Jerry and Jackie Januschka Family Farm is
located in Central Minnesota. We have for sale pork, chicken,
and certified organic grass-fed beef.
Pork and beef are available in 1/4, 1/2, or whole.
Chickens are available whole only. Your animal will be processed at a
locally owned and inspected butcher shop.
Our cattle are only fed grass. They are on pasture
in the spring, summer and fall. They are fed organic hay in the winter.
The pork and chickens are on grass and are also fed a feed mixture from
our organically certified corn, soybeans and oats.
None of our animals receive hormones or antibiotics.
Our beef, hay, corn, oats, and soybeans are certified organic by MOSA.
Januschka Farm Fresh Meat, Jerry or Jackie Januschka, 17865
183rd Street, Little Falls MN 56345. (320) 632-4321.
KDE Farms produces all natural 100% grass-fed and finished beef for local consumers.
Our family farm is based on three principles; Sustainability, Innovation and Stewardship. These guide our decisions as we expand into new products, such as pastured chickens and grains for direct sales. In addition, we select our products to provide options for those with food allergies.
We sell beef by the 1/4, 1/2, or whole. We will also sell hides, horns and mounts as they are available. Cooking instructions and sample grass-fed beef recipes are included with any beef purchase.
KDE Farms, Brian Ehret, 14770 Keystone Avenue North, Hugo MN 55038. (651) 300-9701.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.kdefarms.net.
La Finca is located on a quiet county road
in East Central, MN, about 100 miles north of the Twin Cities Metro
Area and 50 miles south of Duluth.
Our forty acre farm is a mix of fields, forest, and
wetlands where we grow 5 acres of vegetables for our CSA and raise chickens on
pasture in portable hoophouses. As they range across our fields, the
chickens have access to our locally milled organic chicken feed and fresh
water. Unlike chickens raised in confinement, our chickens spend their
days pecking away at various plant species and insects, taking dust baths,
or resting in the shade. Their high quality diet coupled with the time
they spend ranging in our fields produces an exceptionally flavorful
The pasture-raised chicken share consists of 6 frozen
chickens, which are delivered in 4 installments during the late summer
and fall. The tentative dates for the chicken share delivery are 7/30,
9/15,10/15, and 10/30; each delivery includes 3 frozen chicken halves
weighing 7–9 lbs. Delivery sites include St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Stillwater,
Hopkins, and South Minneapolis, Duluth, Moose Lake, and at La Finca.
Visit our website or send us an e-mail for more information.
La Finca, Charlie Kersey, PO Box 93, Bruno
Lake Country Lambs, part of a fourth-generation
family farm nestled in lush Central-Minnesota lake country, raises
natural, grass-fed Katadhin lambs.
We strive to be environmentally friendly, humane,
sustainable, and socially responsible while producing great tasting,
nutritious lamb with only the finest ingredients: native grasses, sunshine,
clean water and respect.
Visit our website to learn more about us or to place
an order. Our lamb is available on a limited basis throughout the year
so if you have a special event, reserve your lamb early!
Lake Country Lambs, LLC, Amy Mursu, 51113
340th Street, New York Mills MN 56567. (218) 385-LAMB (5262).
The Lamb Shoppe is our on-farm retail meat
store. This specialty shop is located on our 180-acre farm called
Liberty Land & Livestock. We specialize in lamb but also raise
beef, chicken, eggs, turkeys and other healthy products. All animals
are pastured. 100% grassfed lamb and beef is available.
Although not currently certified, we have followed
organic and biodynamic grazing practices for over 20 years and take great
pride in producing the finest wholesome, nutritious meat available. Not
only does our meat taste as pure and natural as the land it was raised
on, but its nutritional profile is excellent. Our animals are nurtured
and cared for with skilled, knowledgeable and conscientious stockmanship.
The sustainable farming practices we do replenish the soil and make the
plants and animals flourish. As friends of the earth, our family is committed
to keeping the land and livestock in harmony.
The Lamb Shoppe offers meat locally in Minnesota
Food Alliance Midwest
certified. We do not ship; please buy local. We offer Metro-Minnesota
Fresh lamb from The Lamb Shoppe can be found at Wedge
Natural Food Coop in Minneapolis. Restaurants offering our lamb
include: Spoonriver, Café Brenda, and Barbette all
The Lamb Shoppe, Connie Karstens
& Doug Rathke, 61231 MN Hwy
7, Hutchinson MN 55350. (320) 587-6094.
Websites: http://www.ourfarmtoyou.com and http://www.healthbyconnie.com.
Lighthouse Farm is a family-owned and operated
farm located north of Minneapolis-St. Paul. We raise Icelandic sheep
on pasture for delicious lamb meat and luxurious wool, pigs on
pasture that yield incredible-tasting meat, grass-fed beef cattle
which yield pleasantly-flavored meat, hens on pasture which produce eggs with
bright orange yolks, as well as out-of-this-world pastured turkeys and chicken.
We are dedicated to raising animals the way they
were created to be raised. The meat from our farm is full-flavored, satisfying
and healthy. Our animals receive unlimited sunshine and fresh air as
they graze on our rotated pastures. Additionally, they are supplemented
with organic kelp as an extra source of vitamins and minerals. The pigs
and chickens are given our surplus goat¹s milk contributing to their
health and to the tenderness and flavor of their meat. While not certified
organic, we use no growth hormones, antibiotics or pesticides on our
Lamb meat is available in the fall. Pork and Beef
are available throughout the year. Chicken and turkey need to be pre-ordered.
Eggs are available year-round. Prices are available on our website.
Lighthouse Farm, John Mesko, PO Box 192, Princeton
MN 55371. (763) 389-0554.
Lynn Brakke Organic Beef, nestled in the
heart of the Red River Valley in Northwestern Minnesota, offers 100% certified
organic, 100% grassfed beef throughout the year.
Our Angus/cross cattle graze in a rotational pasture
system spring through fall and are fed our own high quality alfalfa/grass
hay during the winter months. Our beef is processed at a nearby state
inspected, organic approved facility, dry-aged, then vacuum sealed in
individual cuts, flash frozen, and boxed in 1/8th beef packages. check
out our website for packages and pricing.
Lynn Brakke Organic Beef, Lynn Brakke, 5724 170th
Avenue South, Moorhead
MN 56560-7809. (701) 318 - 0834.
True Cost Farm offers chickens, eggs, lamb, pork and sausage and
is dedicated to raising the best tasting food possible. The fine flavor
and texture of our products is a result of our focus on quality.
We use healthy, genetically diverse plants and animals.
They grow in natural, pleasant living conditions and are treated with
care and respect. True Cost Farm is proud to raise food according to
what is true and what is right. No shortcuts.
Unfortunately, most producers focus on quantity, not quality. Their methods
produce food that's deceptively cheap – but there are many hidden
Conventional farming practices churn out bland, uninspiring
foods which have dire and expensive consequences for individual and public
health, the quality of our water, air and soil, animal well being and
One of our goals is to repair the soil on our property
and to continue to refine and improve our production practices. Each
animal we raise reduces the number of animals raised in less humane conditions
while providing you with a tasty and more nutritious meal. The products
you purchase from us are a big help towards building our sustainable
McCann's True Cost Farm, Jack McCann, 4432
County Road 12 SW, Montrose MN 55363. (612) 217-1770.
Misty Meadows Farm. We believe God has given
us our farm to raise healthy food to share with others. We want to
be good stewards of the land and be sustainable in our practices, which
means farming without chemicals.
Misty Meadows Farm has had a goal of producing quality,
100% grass fed and finished beef and lamb, as well as free-range chicken and eggs.
We take great pride in offering you meats free of hormones and antibiotics,
naturally and humanely raised. We practice management intensive grazing
which offers the animals a variety of fresh "salad bar" grazing
Our meats produced on pasture provide many health
benefits. They are rich in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which is a
natural cancer-fighting amino acid, and Omega 3 fatty acids (which we
lack in our diets in this country). We want to make our farm, your farm—a
place where you can buy safe, healthy meats.
Our products are available year-round. We are located
15 minutes north of Rochester, Minnesota just off of Highway 52 North.
We are also at the Rochester Farmers Market every Saturday, 7:00
a.m. to Noon, from May 1 to October 31.
Misty Meadows Farm, Paul and Lela Wiens, 23155
– 520th Street, Pine Island MN 55963. (507) 356-4350.
The Oak Center General Store, built in 1913,
was resurrected from the dead in 1976 and is dedicated to rebuilding
a better world from the earth up.
The store carries locally raised grass-fed and pastured chicken,
beef, pork, lamb, buffalo, elk and eggs, as well as organic
produce, fruit and herbs, fair trade organic coffee and
bulk organic dried grains and herbs. Bedding plants and perennials
are available in season, as well as a full line of gardening tools
and homesteading supplies.
All the farmers we use as suppliers comply with our
Minnesota Farmer Growing Practices Pledge, which includes treating livestock
humanely by providing them with pasture, access to outdoors and fresh
air, using no hormones or antibiotics in feed, maintaining and building
healthy soils by rotating crops annually, using compost, cover crops
and green manures, reducing tillage, and rejecting the use of GMOs, chemically
treated seeds, synthetic toxic materials, irradiation and sewer sludge.
They also work in cooperation with other farmers and neighboring communities
to create a more sustainable way of life for future generations.
Oak Center General Store is also home-base for Earthen
Path Organic Farm, a 14-acre fruit, herb and vegetable farm that raises
pastured chickens, lamb and eggs and provides part of the produce for
our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The CSA sells shares
and provides produce for weekly pick-up (deliveries are also available).
Products can be purchased directly at the store and
we also ship within our region. We are located on Highway 63, 10 miles
south of Lake City, or 25 miles north of Rochester. We are open 9 AM
to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and some Sundays.
Oak Center General Farm Store/Earthen Path Organic
Farm, Susan Draves-Schwen and Steven Schwen, RR 1, Box 52 BB, Lake
City MN 55041. (507) 753-2080.
PastureDirect Products from
Shepherd's Hill Farm offers pastured lamb and beef seasonally,
It is raised sustainably on pasture. We process our meat at a USDA-inspected
facility so small orders and individual cuts can be shipped anywhere
in the US. The majority of our customers buy halves and quarters.
Wool mattress pads, comforters, and lamb pelts are also available.
PastureDirect Products from Shepherd's Hill Farm,
Steve and Cindy Calvin, 10970 Cody Lake Trail, Montgomery
MN 56069. (612) 729-2553.
new "true raw milk" cheddar is the latest addition to our
lineup of artisanal butter and cheeses available at http://www.pastureland.coop/buy/direct.
Check our website for a full selection of artisan cheese including
new cloth bound Meadowlark cheddar, and the Alpine Sisters.
All of our delicious butter and cheeses are
made with the milk of our own grass-fed cows, grazing on live, lush pastures
on family farms in the rolling hills of southeastern Minnesota. We
are a small cooperative of family operated, grass-based dairy farms working
together for the good of consumers, the environment, and member farmers
to ensure a healthy, reliable community food source into the future.
PastureLand co-op members are committed to using
sustainable farming methods: building the soil, grass varieties, and
pasture eco-systems that nourish our animals. We take great pride in
our ability to provide the high-quality pasture necessary for healthy
dairy herds without having to supplement their diet with grain. Our cows
receive of 100% of their diet from grass during the seven-month growing
season, and are housed in sheltered pastures during the winter months.
All of PastureLand farms are certified organic, and
have received organic and Food Alliance certification. We use no hormones
or antibiotics to enhance growth or production.
PastureLand Cooperative, Goodhue,
MN 55027. (888) 331-9115.
Pastures A' Plenty has
a goal of "providing on farm employment for all family members
and restoring the ecological and social balance of our farm and farming
community." This two generation farm is being converted entirely
to grassfarming. Pork is available by the cut, whole, or halves
year round. Lamb is available in individual cuts, wholes, and
halves from Labor Day through winter. Chickens, in halves and
wholes, are available year round. All the animals are grassfed during
the grazing season. (April-November) All the meat is frozen.
Pasture A' Plenty Farm, Jim Van Der Pol, 4075 110th
Ave NE, Kerkhoven
MN 56252. (320) 367-2061.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.prairiefare.com
Pedelty Lincoln Reds offer a breed of beef cattle
known for their great taste. Lincoln Reds have won numerous taste tests
in England. Part of the reason Lincoln Reds are so palatable is because
they fatten so easily on grass. Also, the meat is tender because
the animals are quiet and do not excite easily.
Because the Lincoln Reds are a rare breed we have
only limited availability and reservations are taken for mixed quarters
or sides to be picked up in October.
Pedelty Lincoln Reds, Sarah and Larry Pedelty, 9724
County Road 138 SE, Chatfield MN 55923. (507) 867-9041.
Pork & Plants Heritage Farm specializes in raising heritage Red Wattle Pigs and American Milking Devons on native prairie and lush pasture, along with chicken, ducks, turkeys, and geese. All our animals our raised on our certified organic farm in SE MN (certified by MOSA for corn, hay, oats, barley, peas, grass/hay, vetch, millet, sorghum/sudan, clover and buckwheat) and fed only what our farm produces. Our Devons do not receive any grain. We do not use soy in any of the animals' diets and believe in providing them with the most diverse choice of food possible.
Red Wattles pork is available year-round by whole, half, and cuts available in our retail greenhouse store. Chickens and eggs are also available year-round. We take orders early spring for Milking Devons beef, ducks, turkeys and geese available later in the year.
Visitors are always welcome to come and visit our happy animals and farm (please call in advance).
Remember Healthy, Happy Animals make for Healthy, Happy People.
Pork & Plants Heritage Farm, Eric and Ann Kreidermacher, 16400 CR 114, Altura MN 55910. (507) 689-4032.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.porkandplants.com/HeritageFarm.htm.
At Serene Green Fields, our cattle and sheep
are raised in a humane, natural environment without the use of antibiotics,
additives and/or growth hormones. They are rotationally grazed on managed
pastures of alfalfa, clovers, trefoil, and multiple grass species.
We raise Black Angus, Murray Gray, and British White cattle. Our sheep
are Barbados Blackbelly and Katahdin crosses. These are hair sheep
raised for their meat and not wool.
We follow the National Organic Standards, but are
not certified. Lamb is seasonally available by the half or whole
and - Beef by the quarter, half, or whole - aged 21 days at a
USDA facility to further enhance its exceptional flavor.
You may pick up your meat either at our farm, or
at the locker in Winona, MN or Black Earth, WI. We are dedicated
to raising tender, flavorful meat on our ridgetop farm in the beautiful
driftless area of Southwestern Wisconsin.
Restaurants: The Meat-ing Place, Main Street
Station, Viroqua WI.
Serene Green Fields, Roger Christensen and Joi Leighton,
Road, Readstown WI 54652. (608) 629-5623.
Shepherd Song Farm raises 100% grass-fed lamb and goat meat. We believe pasture-raised is absolutely, without
a doubt, better for the animals, better for the environment, better
for your health...which is better for you! We make a commitment
to you to NOT use pesticides on our land and to use NO animal by-products,
antibiotics or hormones. Our lambs and goats grow naturally on Wisconsin
meadows. The cool northern summers of the upper Midwest produce outstanding
pastures producing premium, lean lamb and goat in a healthy environment.
Our livestock spend their days in the open air and sunshine grazing
our lush, green pastures. Our young stock spend the majority of their
time safe with their mothers within the protective flock learning to
choose from diverse forage. We do not confine our animals to stalls,
on concrete or in feedlots.They routinely carry out their natural behaviors
such as grazing, browsing, lactating and exploring their environment
as appropriate to their species. Quality of life for our animals is one
of our main values.
We are a small family farm. We use sustainable and holistic farming
practices that improve the soil, increase biodiversity, and are beneficial
to our local community's environment. In practice this means what we
take out of the environment we put back in, so land and resources such
as water, soil and fertility can be replenished and are available to
Our products are USDA inspected, vacuum-packed for quality, and meet
high standards for freshness, tenderness and flavor. Individual cuts
or family value boxes can be purchased year round. Religious requirements
can be met such as halal certification.
We deliver locally to the Minneapolis, Minnesota /Menomonie, Wisconsin
metro areas and ship across the country.
Our products can also be found in the following restaurants and stores:
Restaurants: In Minneapolis: Lucia's Restaurant, 1432 W 31st St; Bradstreet Restaurant, 601 First Ave N; Common Roots, 2558 Lyndale Ave S; Zelo, 831 Nicolet Mall; Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave; Merlins Restaurant, 3601 E Lake Street; Restaurant Alma, 528 University Ave SE; Nightingale, 2551 Lyndale Ave S; Barbette, 1600 W Lake St; Gigi's Cafe, 822 W 36th St; Cafe Maude, 5411 Penn Ave S; Cafe Maude at Loring, 1612 Harmon Pl; In Season, 5416 Penn Ave S; Mona Restaurant, 333 S 7th St #190; and at Bacio, 1571 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, MN.
Stores: Mississippi Market, 622 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN; Specialty Meats and Gourmet, 1810 Webster St, Hudson, WI; and Polar Pete's Seafood & Meats, 2028 US Highway 8, St. Croix Falls WI.
Please feel free to call or e-mail us with questions.
Shepherd Song Farm, LLC., Judith Moses, N12835 CR
WI 54734. (715) 265-7637.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.shepherdsongfarm.com.
Sleeping Cat Organic Farm offers chicken that's
fully free-range on pasture and fed only certified organic grains,
grassfed/grass finished beef, certified organic eggs from
grass-fed hens, and fully-free-range veal. Our farm is certified
organic by OCIA.
Our broilers are also totally free and protected
by shelters moved daily. The eggs are produced by grassfed hens that
live in a barn built on skids and moved every few days. The beef is grassfed,
and grass finished. It is available by the cut or by quarters and halves.
You can find us in stall #252 of the Minneapolis
Farmers' Market (200 N Lyndale, Minneapolis MN) on Saturdays and Sundays.
We also have a winter schedule for the Minneapolis Farmers' Market. Delivery
available. Shipping available.
We believe grass/organic farming does a better job
of controlling soil erosion and sedimentation. It also stops chemical
pollutions and produces healthier, safer food.
Sleeping Cat Organic Farm, Arthur and Mindy Desens,
66683 288th Street, Litchfield
MN 55355-4800. (320) 693-8449.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.sleepingcatorganicfarm.com
Snake River Farm: Bison, Beef, Hogs, Horses,
Farm Tours. Open all year, but please call for appointment.
We raise bison, beef and a few hogs for
sale direct to consumers, normally by the ¼. We pasture raise
all of our animals in a natural setting. The Snake River winds through
our 220 acres for almost a mile creating a unique landscape of native
prairie, oak savanna, wooded lowlands, wet meadows and tamarack swamp.
Bison and beef are grass fed only. Our bison herd
numbers less than 50 and our beef herd less than 20. We seasonally rotate
the herds through open and wooded pastures as is best for the animals
and the land. We raise a few hogs each year because they fit in well.
Meat animals are humanely harvested and then processed
in a state inspected facility. We use no hormones or antibiotics. We
tame and train mustang horses that we adopt from the BLM as yearlings.
We sell mustangs gentled or trained to ride and drive.
Miles of trails, a one-room schoolhouse, farm museum
and wildlife. We welcome visits and tours especially educational groups.
Snake River Farm, Tom Barthel, 18251
62nd Street, Becker MN 55308. (763) 263 2721.
StoneBridge Beef is a sustainable farm-ranch
selling Prairie-Fed Beef direct from our farm, at farmers markets,
and on our website. We are located near Long Prairie, MN. Our farm
is blessed with nutrient-dense soils, a diverse salad bar of grasses,
and humanely raised Devon-Angus cattle. The flavor of our beef is
bright, robust, and tender—never dull or fatty.
Our specialty is halves, quarters (split halves),
and 20-pound Variety Packs with our most popular steaks, roasts, burger,
stew meat, bratwurst and ribs. We also sell Burger Packs with 20 pounds
of our best "whole cow" burger. For enhanced flavor, we dry
age steaks and roasts for 14 days.
Prairie-Fed Beef is 100% grass-fed and grass
finished. We avoid hormones, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, antibiotics,
commercial fertilizers, and byproduct feeds on our farm. In addition,
we consider our management plan "beyond organic" because
we provide holistic care and concern for our cattle, our farm, our community,
and our ecosystem.
Our beef is skillfully processed in small batches
by Riverside Meats in Long Prairie, MN, a family operated, USDA inspected
facility. Your decision to purchase Prairie-Fed Beef is an important
statement in support of the "fresh and local foods"
StoneBridge Beef sells at the Alexandria, Brainerd-Baxter,
and Little Falls Area Farmers Markets. See our website under Contact
Us for maps of these locations and other details.
StoneBridge Beef, Mike and Sue Stine, 26668 290th
Priairie MN 56347. (320) 594-0031.
Tamarack Lamb & Wool is
a family farm specializing in producing outstanding quality grassfed
lamb. Located in East Central Minnesota, the short, cool northern
summers result in exceptionally high quality native clover pastures
that are the mainstay of our lambing and lamb-rearing program.
Tamarack utilizes breeds selected for their ability
to turn pasture into a premium quality eating experience. While the Dorset
is known as the "Angus" of sheep breeds in the US, the Ile
de France is the premier market lamb sire in France known for muscling,
with excellent tenderness and flavor. Lambs are butchered at a small,
immaculate local shop where the lambs are taken care of promptly and
with minimal stress.
Pasture-fed lamb is available seasonally in November
and December. At this time, all orders must be picked up at the farm;
no shipping is available. Tamarack is an easy 90-minute trip north of
Minneapolis/St. Paul on I-35, located just 2 miles off the interstate
south of Hinckley, Minnesota. For price list, please visit our website.
Tamarack Lamb & Wool, Janet W. McNally, 31077
County Highway 61, Hinckley
MN 55037. (320) 336-9071.
Thousand Hills Cattle Company provides a
year-round supply of fresh, 100% grass-fed beef available
by the cut to virtually all of the health food and Kowalski stores
in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area. We also sell larger quantities
of frozen beef directly to customers. (Please see our website for
Our cattle are locally raised on small family farms
in Minnesota and northeast Iowa, and processed at a state-of-the-art
USDA inspected facility in Cannon Falls, MN. Our cattle are raised according
to Eatwild.com production standards. In addition, we use a variety of
methods, including sonogram technology, to select the most tender and
tastiest beef around.
We are committed to making healthy, 100% grass-fed
beef convenient for busy families. These stores are staffed by very knowledgeable
meat managers, who always have a cooler full of fresh 100% grass-fed
We are committed to assisting those family farmers
who can produce more cattle than they can market by themselves. We will
purchase those additional cattle that are raised to our demanding specifications,
and make sure that these cattle end up in your grocery cart as 100% grass-fed
beef, fresh from the meat case.
Thousand Hills Cattle Company, PO Box 323, Cannon
Falls MN 55009. (507) 263-4001.
At Together Farms, we believe in sustainable farming and lovingly caring for all our animals. It seems the more we learn, the more we want to grow our own food. But without you, the customer, our small farm dream could never become a reality.
First, we search for the best-tasting foods we can find - typically means heritage breeds that tend to grow slower than their high-production counterparts where taste and personality are ignored. We raise Tamworth & Large Blacks (swine), Duclair ducks, assorted heritage turkeys, White Park (beef) cattle, Tunis & Leicaster Longwool sheep, and Freedom Ranger meat and other heritage egg chickens.
All of our animals are in managed grazing systems. Things we don’t use on the animals: antibiotics, growth hormones, medicated feed or chemical de-wormers. In our finished products, there are no: nitrates/ites, MSG, preservatives, colorings, etc. Minerals and supplements, you ask? All absolutely natural (e.g., apple cider vinegar) so you know you are getting a nutrient-dense product. If our soils are not healthy, our animals will not be healthy. We are also working towards being totally free from soy-based feeds. [Check out Weston A. Price's Soy Alert page to learn more about soy and why we care.]
We are Certified Naturally Grown and Animal Welfare Approved and we are now out of our 3rd transitional year to be certified organic. We are working toward full certification by the end of 2013. The beef and lamb are 100% grassfed and approved by the American Grassfed Association.
We also offer “S3” Soap - an old-fashioned, cold processed lard soap! We use only all natural ingredients - check out our website or our Etsy page (www.etsy.com/shop/StephsSuperSwineSoaps).
Meat is available in wholes, halves, and CSA shares. Email/call for bundle options, pricing and drop-offs.
Farmers Markets: Our 2013 Farmers Markets include the following: Festival Foods in Eau Claire, Whitehall, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie. See website (www.togetherfarms.com) for dates, times and exact locations. Pick up on the farm for a 5% discount!
Check out our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and our Instagram for updates of the farm.
Owners Andy, Stephanie, Madelynne & Adeyle Schneider and assistants Amy & Giuseppe send heartfelt thanks for supporting small family farms!
Together Farms, Andy or Stephanie Schneider, W93
Norden Road, Mondovi WI 54755. (715) 926-5009.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.togetherfarms.com.
Farm Grass-fed Meats offers grassfed beef and pork.
We are a small farm and focus on quality for the animals.
Our cattle are rotated on pastures in spring, summer
and fall. NO antibiotics or growth hormones
are given to our animals. During the winter the cattle get alfalfa hay.The
feed for our cattle and pigs is all grown on our farm without herbicides
and pesticides.The hogs receive grass/legume pastures and soaked oats.
During the fall the hogs are fattened on fall apples; they don't
receive soy in their diets.
Our beef is sold in 1/4, 1/2, or Whole.
Pork is sold by 1/2, or Whole. Your animal will be processed at a locally
owned and inspected butcher shop.
Wacholz farm is located near the I-35/I-90 intersection near Albert
Lea. Come visit and
see the animals!
Wacholz Farm Grass-fed Meats, Cazzi
175th Street, Hayward, MN 56043. (303) 912-1499