For the best and the
freshest, local produce,
take it one step at a time.
Our farm family is committed to working together with the land and our members to produce delicious, healthy food.
Tim… is the detail person. He plans production systems such as our crop rotation, our produce wash station, and all of our record keeping and analysis. Tim serves on the Board of Directors of Practical Farmers of Iowa.
Jan… is the people person. She spreads the news of local food to farm members and works closely with our summer crew, deliveries and farmers markets. She continues to seek ways to demonstrate the power of a community-based farm, currently serving as the coordinator of Healthy Harvest of North Iowa.
Our kids have grown up with the farm and are now off to their own adventures:
Andrew... is our web master. His passion for website design is reflected in the farm website which he manages for us. In January 2012 he started with Case New Holland in New Holland, Pennsylvania as a Combine Test Engineer.
Jess... is in her third year at Luther College in Decorah, majoring in Anthropology with a Classics Minor. She works at the Luther College Anthropology Lab. Each year, new experiences take her deeper into her coursework, including spending the Fall 2012 semester in Egypt. She continues to be Jan's patient Facebook coach.
Our family wouldn’t be complete without note of these friends...
We are privileged to have a great summer crew made up of farm members, friends, and summer interns who have worked with us over the years. We work hard, eat well, and share a lot of stories as we work.
We have opportunities for part-time help with tasks that range from planting to maintenance to harvest to post-harvest handling and packaging. Contact us if you are interested in working at the farm.
Lion, our old farm dog, gets one final nod on the website. We sadly bid him farewell this past winter. At nearly 17, he had, indeed, lived a good, long life.
Sass, our 13 year old mare, is definitely a horse with an attitude. She can be found enjoying a pasture full of grass, her white blaze visible from the road. And when you stop by for a visit, don’t miss saying “Hi” to her, she’ll gladly great you with a whinny!
Our resident laying flock is quite entertaining. This flock of 12 Rock Stars sticks together all day. They chatter, wander in search of the best bugs and summer shade, and good, steady egg layers. Their eggs often show up on our summer lunch menu for our hungry crew. We have some available for purchase.