Avodah Farm (pronounced AH-vo-DAH) is a small, diversified family farm in Pepin County, Wisconsin, about 75 miles from Saint Paul. The Avodah Farmers are Martha & Geoffrey Black, the second generation to grow vegetables on this land. We share our land and home with Bryce Black and Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Geoffrey’s parents, and with Plum Creek Seeds, Kathleen’s seed business. The land has been in our family for almost forty years.
Avodah is a Hebrew word whose meaning encompasses labor, worship, and service. This is what farming is to us: meaningful, fulfilling work through which we serve our Creator and our community. We see this work as a way to live out the Jewish principle of Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World—by rebuilding our topsoil, our local economy, and the connections between rural and urban areas.
We sell our vegetables through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. (Click here to visit our website for a detailed explanation of the CSA concept.) We offer two subscription plans: a Regular Subscription provides a box of produce every week for 18 weeks (June–October), while a Traveler’s Choice Subscription lets you choose which weeks of our season you want to get deliveries. If you would like, you can download a Membership Agreement for either subscription type by clicking on its name above.
We deliver CSA subscriptions to three pickup sites in the Twin Cities (on-farm pickup is available for locals):
Forage Modern Workshop, Longfellow Neighborhood, Lake St, Minneapolis
Mississippi Market Food Coop, West 7th Street, St. Paul
Beth Jacob Synagogue, off of Hwy 110 and Lexington Ave, Mendota Hights