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Chisago County Farm Family

Margaret and Andrew Hanson-Pierre

Margaret and Andrew started Clover Bee Farm in 2015. The couple rented land for three years and then purchased their farm with the help of their realtor, Daphne Molnar. Margaret and Andrew converted a row crop farm to a vegetable farm with an emphasis on creating habitat for wildlife and insects. The couple strives to be good stewards of the land by using organic practices.

Margaret and Andrew grow over 150 varieties of certified organic vegetables on three acres of land. Most of the work is done by hand. The couple has an open-door policy where they encourage the community to visit and learn about the farm. The farm’s produce is sold to a handful of restaurants and at a farmers’ market in Minneapolis in the Kingsfield neighborhood. The couple also runs a 60-member CSA.

Clover Bee Farm is solely owned and operated by Margaret and Andrew.

In addition to selling their produce, the couple has donated upwards of 1,500 pounds of produce to area food shelves. Getting quality, wholesome food to those who might not have the means to access it is one of the driving forces that keeps Margaret and Andrew growing good food.

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