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Food Grown with the ecosystem, no against it.
Hello! We are a Certified Organic family farm located in Western WI about 60 miles northeast of the Twin Cities outside of Amery, WI. On our 140 acre farm we grow about 20 acres of vegetables, fruits and herbs. 2017 will be our 6th year running our own farm. We market our vegetables through a 250 member CSA, The Midtown Farmers Market in South Minneapolis and Wholesale through two Farmers Cooperatives. On our farm we also raise heritage breed pastured pigs, laying hens for eggs and Freedom Ranger meat chickens, all raised and rotated on fresh green pastures!
From managing the soils on our farm, to thoughtfully choosing pest and weed management tactics, we seek to increase the diversity of our biological world, both above and below ground. To us, sustainable farming includes nurturing the soils rather than treating the crops. To be stronger stewards of the land and of our vegetables and livestock, we feel it is better to work toward understanding the causes than it is to treat the symptoms. In turn, when you choose our produce you are supporting rich land for future generations to come.
We value the autonomy of this work, which enables us to use our hands and our minds in the most fulfilling ways. We feel lucky to have found such a wonderful profession and hope you will want to share that with us by becoming a member, stopping by our markets or coming out to the farm to see where all those vegetables grew up!
We donate fresh vegetables
We are happy to be part of the Food Group’s (formerly Emergency Food Network) Harvest for the Hungry program for a 5th year! Through this program, CSA farms provide fresh veggies to families in need. Harvest for the Hungry is powered by donations from CSA members, Green Mill and the Finnegan’s fund. Last year, we raised almost $400 from our CSA members this program, donated over 2000 lbs of vegetables and sold over 7000 lbs to The Food Group for families in need of food! Consider donating today by going to the Harvest for the Hungry Donation Page and remember to select us as your affiliated farm. This is a fantastic program that connects families to local, chemical free vegetables while also supporting local farms.