Upper Midwest mills and grain farms with online sales and nationwide shipping:
Baker’s Field Flour and Bread - Minneapolis, MN
Brian Severson Farms - Dwight, IL
Doubting Thomas Farms - Moorhead, MN
Funks Grove Heritage Fruit & Grains/Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup - Funks Grove, IL
Hazzard Free Farm - Pecatonica, IL
Janie's Mill - Ashkum, IL
Lonesome Stone Milling - Lone Rock, WI
Meadowlark Organics - Ridegway, WI - Monthly grain subscriptions coming soon. Sign up here.
Meuer Farm - Chilton, WI
Sunrise Flour Mill - North Branch, MN
Upper Midwest bakeries that source grain from local farms and are offering delivery or curbside pickup:
Baker Miller - Chicago, IL
Brake Bread - St. Paul, MN
Hewn - Evanston, IL
Madison Sourdough - Madison, WI
Middle Brow Bungalow - Chicago, IL
Muddy Fork Farm and Bakery - Bloomington, IN
ORIGIN Breads - Madison, WI
Publican Quality Meats - Chicago, IL
Sun Street Breads - Minneapolis, MN
Brewery and Distillery Resources:
Illinois Craft Brewers Guild put together this list of IL breweries where you can purchase product online for curbside pickup, home delivery, or both. Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild put together this list of breweries offering to-go purchases.
We're still on the hunt for a repository of brewing and distilling resources in Wisconsin. Does anyone have a resource to share? If nothing exists, AGC will make it this week.
The Craft Maltsters Guild has also compiled a series of resources for craft maltsters and other in the craft malt supply chain.
Chicago Farmers Market Collective has compiled an online resource to support local vendors through pick up locations, home delivery, and CSA options. Brian Severson Farms, Three Sisters Garden, pHlour Bakery, and Bungalow by Middle Brow are all offering grain-based products for sale through this platform.
Other Opportunities to Support Local Farms and Businesses:
Contact Spence Farm (email Mandk@thespencefarm.com) to be added to an email list with pickup in Fairbury and delivery to spots in Chicago. Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks is another great option for home delivery in the Chicago area as is Local Foods. In Logan Square, Dill Pickle Co-op is open. And here’s a list of CSA subscriptions from the Logan Square Farmers Market that will begin in the next couple weeks. PrariErth Farm will have CSA boxes available for the Bloomington, Lincoln, Atlanta, and Springfield communities starting in May. And if you need some encouragement about the resiliency of local food systems, check out this great video that Katie Bishop from PrariErth posted a few days ago.
Head to this list to purchase directly from farmers and producers on the Minnesota Cooks website. There's also a survey if you are a Minnesotan farmer/producer and would like to be added to the list.
The University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research put together this extensive multilingual resource for the Twin Cities communities which includes information from the Minnesota Farmers’ Markets Association and a summary of the statuses of and ways to purchase from area food businesses.
On the bright side: this frightening situation has bred meaningful new partnerships and opportunities including the launch of Minnesota Central Kitchen.
Dane County Farmers Market and FairShare CSA Coalition have created a crowd-funding campaign to assist member farms and food producers whose income has been severely impacted due to the virus. Get more information and donate here. And get yourself signed up for a CSA!
Fondy Farmers Market has worked with vendors to establish a limited pre-order and pick-up system.
The Isthmus newspaper published a list on Thursday, March 19 of Madison-area restaurants offering home delivery and carry out.