Crow River

Welcome to the Crow River Chapter

Encompassing an incredibly diverse part of the state that includes the western Twin Cities metro and the rural counties to the west, Crow River offers opportunites for farmers, sustainable farming supporters and consumers to participate in a vital and active organization. We represent not only the more "traditional" farmers - dairy, grains, etc. - but also a wide range of thriving specialty and niche market farmers: CSAs, goats, sheep, poultry, herbs, garlic, restaurant and co-op produce, etc. We have an emphasis on education in sustainable practices and an impressive roster of events, including farm tours, the Annual Crow River Chapter Annual Meeting, the Minnesota Garlic Festival, and the popular "farm social" gatherings.

Information: Jerry Ford at or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 705.

Join the Crow River Chapter Facebook group.


See our upcoming Winter Coffee Socials and other events below!



Winter Coffee Socials

December through March

Come meet your fellow SFA Crow River Chapter folks this winter over warm beverages and fellowship at local coffeeshops. A relevant topic of table discussion will be provided, though the discussion will probably range broadly.

Social #1 - Cokato

Double Shot, 345 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, MN 55321

Thursday, December 7th, 2023, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Suggested topic: Weed & Pest Control

Social #2 - Maple Plain

Blackwater Coffee, 5159 US-12, Maple Plain, MN 55359

Saturday, January 6th, 2024   9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Suggested topic: Varieties & Breeds, and a seed swap.

Social #3 - Maple Lake

Spooky Brew, 120 Oak Avenue North Maple Lake, MN 55358

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024   9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Suggested topic: Marketing Methods and Techniques

Social #4 - Waconia

Mocha Monkey, 115 S. Olive St., Waconia, MN 55387

Saturday, March 9th   9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Suggested topic: Farming Books and Book Swap

Minnesota Garlic Festival

Minnesota Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 10, 2024

840 Century Ave. SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350

Tickets will be available for purchase online or at the gate.

Official Website

Become a Member

Renew or start your membership below.
Be sure to select "Crow River Chapter" on the membership form.

Chapter Leadership

    • Sarah Lindblom, President
    • Dale Woodbeck, Treasurer
    • Tim "Red" Kirkman, Secretary
    • Jolene Carlson
    • Chris Kudrna 
    • Josh Borrell, Chapter Delegate to the SFA Board
    • Jerry Ford, Coordinator

More from Crow River Chapter

"Eat Crow" Winter 2022 Chapter Newsletter, click HERE.

"La Vie in Rows"
A Series on Caterpillar Tunnels & Soil Health, by Sarah Lindblom
Click HERE