For a true farm-to-table experience, we offer a variety of products in our farm store that are grown or pasture-raised right at Gale Woods Farm. Availability and selection varies throughout the year. Sign up for the Gale Woods Farm Newsletter to learn about current and incoming farm products and specials.
All meat is frozen and all products are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 763-694-2001 to check on availability on specific items before visiting the farm.
The hens lay a mix of brown, white and blue-green eggs. They are raised cage-free without hormones or antibiotics. They are fed a corn-and-soy-free mix of certified organic small grains—barley, field peas, oats and wheat middlings milled by Mile Four feeds, based in Minneapolis.
You can stop by the farm store and pack your own eggs by the dozen or individually. Bring your own carton from home or buy a new carton for $0.75.
Due to the popularity of our eggs, there is a one-dozen limit per household per day.
The chickens are raised on pasture in portable pens. Chicks are purchased and raised for 10–12 weeks. They roam during the day eating grass, bugs and worms and are penned at night for protection from predators. They are fed grain from local farms transitioning to organic (chemical-free, but uncertified) and receive no hormones or antibiotics. Chickens are processed in July or August.
100% Grass-fed Beef
Our beef cattle are 100% grass fed and pasture raised. In the winter, they are fed organically grown hay. At Gale Woods, we raise Galloway cattle, a breed known for their superior taste and ability to thrive on pasture. Since this beef is extremely lean, it is important that it is cooked slowly using a lower temperature. Two-year-old steers are processed 2-3 times per year into a variety of cuts including steaks, roasts, short ribs, ground beef and beef patties.
The sheep are raised on pasture during the spring, summer and fall months. They are fed conventional grain from other farms and organically-grown hay from Gale Woods. Eight-month old lambs are processed in the winter into a variety of cuts including chops, ground, leg and roast.
Pigs are raised on pasture from late spring through mid-fall. They receive some of their nutrition by grazing on cover crops planted in the gardens during non-vegetable production years. They are also fed conventional grain and discarded garden and grocery produce. Pigs are usually processed in late fall into a variety of cuts including chops, ground, hocks, ribs and hams.
Typically we blend 70 percent grass-fed beef with 30 percent pork and 50 percent lamb with 50 percent pork for a variety of sausage products. You may find summer sausage, pepperoni sticks, breakfast links and brats in the Farm Store.
Rendered lard processed onsite from our pasture-raised hogs is available throughout the year in quarter pints and pints. Choose from leaf lard and regular back fat lard.
Four bountiful acres of organically managed gardens provide a great diversity of produce. From common vegetables like carrots, tomatoes and lettuce to more unique crops like celeriac, fennel and popcorn, find something you love or try something new.
Produce is available seasonally during Farm Store hours from approximately early April through November. It is also available during the onsite weekly farm market from mid-June through mid-October.
Apples, pears, mushrooms, honey and maple syrup produced on the farm may also be available seasonally.