Spring Wind

Spring Wind Farm

We are now accepting CSA members for the 2014 season! To sign up, just fill out the 2014 registration form. Please contact us at farmers@springwind.org with any questions.

Let your seasonal eating begin with Spring Wind! We are a diversified vegetable farm serving the Northfield, MN area. Sustainable, chemical-free practices are central to our values as farmers. Vegetables are at the core of our operation, but we love the diversity of life on a farm, so we also raise flowers, chickens, and bees. Our produce is available through our CSA, at the Riverwalk Farmers Market in downtown Northfield, or through our local wholesale partners. We are happy to be your community farmers!


The Thought of Something Else

1.
A spring wind blowing
the smell of the ground
through the intersections of traffic,
the mind turns, seeks a new
nativity—another place,
simpler, less weighted
by what has already been.

Another place!
it's enough to grieve me—
that old dream of going,
of becoming a better man
just by getting up and going
to a better place.

2.
The mystery. The old
unaccountable unfolding.
The iron trees in the park
suddenly remember forests.
It becomes possible to think of going

3.
—a place where thought
can take its shape
as quietly in the mind
as water in a pitcher,
or a man can be
safely without thought
—see the day begin
and lean back,
a simple wakefulness filling
perfectly
the spaces among the leaves.

-Wendell Berry