Meet Our Farming Partners

Whether it’s organic salad dressings from Salad Girl or crisp apples from Pepin Heights, we value the relationships we’ve built with farmers right here in Minnesota. We take great care to partner with growers who meet our high standards and have a passion for growing the most nutritious, healthy and delicious products.

All of our local organic vendors are third-party certified to comply with the National Organic Program (NOP). NOP ensures that the fruits and vegetables are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or insecticides, synthetic ingredients, sewage or ionizing radiation. 

Once the produce leaves the farm, we ensure that it meets our high quality standards. All produce is delivered from the fields to our distribution center in Minneapolis and rigorously inspected by our Quality Control team. Among our various testing tools are refractometers, which measure the soluble solids and sugar content of fruits, and penetrometers, which measure firmness of fruit that softens as it ripens or ages. But ultimately, we rely on our eyes and taste buds to ensure all produce is guaranteed to delight. Anything that doesn’t meet our expectations is refused.

Interested in learning more about our local farmers? Check out their bios below! Also look for informational signs posted throughout the produce departments in all Lunds & Byerlys stores.

Revol Greens +

Revol Greens has Midwestern roots. They opened their first greenhouse in Minnesota 2017 and have since expanded their network to include three additional greenhouses in California, Georgia and Texas. 


With an experienced growing team, state-of-the-art greenhouses and innovative agricultural practices, Revol Greens is paving the way to a more sustainable future. Their mission is to revolutionize the lettuce and greens category by producing locally in high-tech greenhouses using fewer natural resources and no unnecessary chemicals.

R&R Cultivation Mushrooms +

In two short years, co-owners Nick and Lance took R&R Cultivation from a small, basement operation to a fully-scaled urban farm in New Hope, Minnesota. Today, R&R Cultivation is proud to now sell their fresh, gourmet mushrooms at most local co-ops, farmers markets and all Lunds & Byerlys stores in the Twin Cities. When you buy their mushrooms, you can be confident they are 100% USDA-Certified Organic, sustainably produced, fresh and cultivated with love.

Ed Fields and Sons +

Located in the heart of Andover, Ed Fields & Sons has provided fresh produce to our community since 1942. Family owned and operated, the company is in its 3rd generation counting. They proudly grow, pack & market fresh vegetables, including radishes, parsnips, carrots, beets, green onions and more.

Minn Tofu +

Started by Yan Small, a licensed food safety instructor from St. Paul, Minn Tofu is a local Minnesota startup with a singular focus on producing wholesome and environmentally sustainable plant based foods with locally farmed soybeans.


As a Chinese American woman, Yan is passionate about the health benefits of plant based food. Her previous experience as a District Sales Manager at Sysco Asian Foods for the Midwest states, gave her a unique understanding of how fresh products are critical to sustaining the food industry. Yan currently teaches classes to food handlers and managers.

Svihel Vegetable Farms +

Svihel Vegetable Farms started with a single roadside market, selling produce to happy customers in small town Minnesota. One thing led to another and before they knew it, they were farming 950 acres of fruits and vegetables. Now located in Foley, MN, Svihel Vegetable Farms remains passionate about what they do and the produce they provide to the community.

Axdahl’s Garden Farm & Greenhouse +

Axdahl’s Garden Farm & Greenhouse is a family owned business located in the fertile St. Croix Valley of Stillwater. Axdahl’s is owned and operated by Brian and Leslie Axdahl. They grow and harvest top-quality produce — sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and more are picked fresh from the field and made available to you every day.

Bushel Boy Farms +

Bushel Boy Farms was founded in 1990 in Owatonna with one small greenhouse growing beefsteak tomatoes. Over the years, Bushel Boy Farms has added many more greenhouses and new tomato varieties, including vine-on and Baby Boy grape tomatoes. Bushel Boy Farms has chosen to stay local, which means both growing and delivering fresher, riper and sweeter tomatoes.

Costa Farm +

Costa Farm was started by Peter Costa, Sr. around 1925 and Ron and Karin Costa now run the business in White Bear Lake. They farm 80 acres of vegetables and have been recognized for their high-quality fresh produce. “Generations of experience are the keys to our successful crops,” said Ron. “We take pride in growing outstanding products for you and your family to enjoy.”

The Gray Potato Farm +

The Gray Potato Farm has supplied red potatoes to Lunds & Byerlys for over 10 years. The fourth generation family farm began in Brooklyn Park in the 1940s. Today it’s located in Clear Lake, managed by brothers Paul and Gary Gray. In addition to potatoes, they raise sweet corn, soybeans, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. “Dad and Mom have been with us every step of the way,” said Paul and Gary. “Their strength and experience have guided us in growing the best crops we can.”

Pepin Heights +

Owner Dennis Courtier’s parents first planted their land with apple trees in 1949. The excellent site as well as careful management have allowed the Courtiers, as well as the rest of the Pepin Heights family, to continue producing high-quality fruit. Pepin Heights takes pride in understanding what today’s apple consumers want, whether it be the sweet crunch of a Honey Crisp or the traditional flavor of a Haralson.

Riverside Farms +

Joe and David Nathe have operated Riverside Farms in Elk River since 1980. With the help of Joe’s son Eric and other family members, they farm 450 acres of sweet corn, cabbage, green peppers, summer and winter squash as well as pumpkins. They take pride in the extremely high quality of their products, labeling every box, “Quality that Counts.” Concern for future generations has prompted Joe and David to use environmentally friendly farming methods, including proper land stewardship.

Salad Girl +

Pam Powell has wanted to be a “salad girl” since she washed dishes at Madden’s Resort on Minnesota’s Gull Lake. Years later, with the help and encouragement of her husband and business partner Jim, son Nick and his best friend Anna, she introduced her homemade organic salad dressings at the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis. 


Since that summer in 2007, the dressings can now be found in many of the Twin Cities finest markets, including Lunds & Byerlys. Salad Girl, Inc. offers sustainable packaging, local manufacturing, a commitment to give back to the community, and a pledge of doing business with integrity, whimsy and joy.

Vine Valley Farm +

Family owned since 1947, Vine Valley Farm rests 60 miles west of the Twin Cities near Hutchinson. The operation is owned and operated by John and Wendy Tanata and their sons Josh, Adam and Anthony. Vine Valley Farm practices sustainable farming by limiting the pesticides and herbicides applied to the plants. Weed control is managed by crop rotation, cultivating and hoeing. By promoting healthier, locally grown produce, Vine Valley Farm is a member of the Midwest Food Alliance and Minnesota Grown.