There is so much great produce available we just had to feature some more heat from CALIFORNIA STREET FARM, eggplant edition. EGGPLANT PARM MEZZALUNA is taking another Italian American classic and elevating it to a beautiful CPC half-moon ravioli. Grown right in NE MPLS, eggplant is fried in olive oil until tender and savory. Mozzarella is hand-pulled by Rachael then combined with SARTORI PARMESAN and the fried eggplant for a true red sauce Italian beauty. Amazing with POMODORO and complete the vibe by making yourself unlimited salad as well.
Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan recently won the Silver Medal at the 2023 International Cheese & Dairy Awards. Sartori sources all of their milk from WI family farms within 70 miles of their facilities.
California Street Farm
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About the farm
California Street Farm is an urban farm located in Northeast Minneapolis producing fresh, local vegetables for the neighborhood. The farm is located on land leased from the owners of the California Building, and was originally founded by Jim Bovino and Jillia Pessenda back in 2012. A few different people have grown on the land over the years, and the farm was reinvigorated in 2019 by Ashley Thorfinnson and Chris Barth.
About the farmer
Currently, the veggies at California Street Farm are being grown by me, Elyssa Eull (she/her). When I am not at the farm or at the farmers’ market, you may see me riding around the neighborhood on my bicycle or enjoying my favorite restaurants and bars in NE.
My farming practices
I farm with your health, the health of the soil, and the health of the environment in mind. While I am not certified organic, I do follow organic growing practices. All of my farming is done by hand, I support pollinators and minimize soil disturbance, and I do not use chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers of any kind.
Spooky black star ravioli filled with roasted local colette pears and Cosmic Wheel Creamery's manchego; Antares.
Our hand-cut tagliatelle is made with Graise Farm eggs and Baker’s Field heritage grain wheat. A perfect long noodle.
Local beets, fresh-milled Baker’s Field heritage grain red fife & semolina are extruded into beautiful red macaroni.
Our signature red sauce. Made with organic tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil. Pomodoro is great with most pastas!