Saint Cloud: Green and Sustainable Living Resources

Do It Green! Minnesota

Saint Cloud, Minnesota is a medium sized city with a growing economy, an abundance of parks, and a state university. The city has a population of approximately 67,000 people and resides 70 miles from Minneapolis-just a quick trip on Highway 94. Its location in Minnesota puts it in close proximity to many farms and thus local food sources, and the booming university is expanding environmental activism on campus.



Environmental and Technological Studies Student Club

Contact Person: Damian Olson


The Environmental and Technological Studies Student Club is a group available for students at Saint Cloud University to join and get involved in.

Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society

Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society provides educational and social benefits for its members and the public. The 14-acre Munsinger gardens wase created in the 1930s. The Clemens Garden was developed primarily in the 1990s and is a collection of six different gardens: Virginia Clemens Rose Garden, Rest Area Garden, Formal Garden, White Garden, Perennial Garden, and the Treillage Garden.

Students for a Sustainable America Club

Contact Person: Jocelyn Walsh


The Students for a Sustainable America Club is a group available for students at Saint Cloud University to join and get involved in.


Granite Country USA- Saint Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Saint Cloud, MN,


For more information on events and resources in the area, visit the Granite County USA website. You can also order the visitors guide on the webpage.


Anton’s Restaurant

Waite Park, MN


Anton’s, which has been family owned and operated since 1973 and offers a variety of delicious food and fixings.

Augusta Creek Orchard

Saint Cloud, MN


Augusta Creek Orchard offers jams, jellies, apples, a pumpkin patch and a wooded nature trail. They are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from September through October, but they are closed on Mondays.

Collegeville Orchards

Saint Joseph, MN


Located two miles west of St. John’s University in scenic Collegeville, the Collegeville Orchards are a perfect place for apple and pumpkin picking, as well as a nice stop for honey, decorative corn, maple syrup, jams and jellies.

Dancing Bears Company

Saint Joseph, MN


Jim and Mary Degiovanni operate Dancing Bears Company, a certified-organic small farm near the College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University, and the Lake Wobegon Trail. They grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs that are for sale at the farm and at the Saint Joseph’s Farmer’s Market. They also operate a Bed & Breakfast and bake artisan bread in an outdoor wood-fired brick oven, and raise free-range chicken and Icelandic sheep.

Good Earth Food Co-op

Saint Cloud, MN


The Good Earth Co-op is a full service natural food market and self-serve deli.

Inez Naturway Foods

Saint Cloud, MN


Inez Naturway Foods carries health and organic foods and supplements.

Ploughshare Farm- Gary and Jennifer Brever

Parkers Prairie, MN

(218) 267-5117,

Ploughshare Farm is a community shared agriculture (CSA), certified organic farm that grows a variety of vegetables and some fruits. They have weekly deliveries to CSA members from mid-June to mid-October in many cities, including Saint Cloud.

Produce Acres

Cold Spring, MN


Produce Acres is a family-owned farm that grows a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the year.

Saint Joseph Farmer’s Market

320-363-2106 or 320-363-7861

Open Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saint Cloud Area Farmer’s Market


Contact: Jill Johnson

Open from mid-May to mid-October on Saturdays from 8 am to noon in the Bremer Bank Parking Lot, and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Abbott NW Care Center.

Sauk Rapids Farmer’s Market

Sauk Rapids, MN


Contact: Marilyn Patterson

Open Thursdays from 3:00-6:30 p.m. at Living Waters Lutheran Church.

Sleepy Hollow Farms

Saint Augusta, MN


Sleepy Hollow Farms has a variety of family-fun options for the fall including pick-your-own pumpkins, squash, gourds, and decorative corn.

Walz Family Pastures

Saint Cloud, MN

Contact: Helen and Paul Walz

320- 202-0466

Naturally grown, grass-fed chickens, turkeys, and occasionally beef and pork are available at the Walz Family Pastures.


Green Routes

Minneapolis, MN


Green Routes maps will help you discover small, unique businesses that are rooted in their communities throughout Minnesota; places to eat where the food is not only fresh from a family farm, but where you might bump into the farmers who grew it; places to have fun while helping to ensure that our natural and cultural resources will be around for many generations to come. Green Routes gives you a way to incorporate your values into your travels.


Granite Country USA- Saint Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Saint Cloud, MN,


This website provides links to a variety of travel options including the air travel, Amtrak, car rental, Greyhound, and the metro bus.

*NOTE: The organizations and businesses on this page were chosen by the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Do It Green! Minnesota.

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