Stories from the Farm

A Very Green/Verde Day

  Kale Pesto, Spicy Pesto, Mojo Verde, Tomatillos & Salsa Verde….yep all in 1 day and they weren’t small batches. Over 30 lbs of greens and around 150 lbs of tomatillos. All in the effort to transform the fresh abundance of this season into bright, tasty options for the next season.   And it is such […]

Last Blast of Summer

Ok, perhaps this is the week where summer is truly coming to an end.  The ash trees have lost their leaves, colors flood the hillsides, rain finally came to refresh our dry soils and I think the temperature might also finally bring us some crisp days and nights.               […]


  Excerpt from Invitation by Mary Oliver Oh do you have time to linger for just a little while out of your busy and very important day for the goldfinches that have gathered … as they strive melodiously not for your sake and not for mine and not for the sake of winning but for […]

What it takes…

The side of organic, sustainably raised farming you don’t always see.   Darienne harvesting broccoli under our protect-net — keeping out those cabbage moths without spraying! Thanks to our team for going all out from vegetable care to on-site turkey processing.  


Fall is arriving and with it some seasonal transitions of crops in from the fields and poultry ready to be processed.  Today we took this year’s batch of 300+ Freedom Ranger chickens to Maple Wind Farm‘s inspected processing facility  and this weekend we will process our turkeys on farm with a great crew of staff, […]

New Products

Lists of superfoods often include the sweet potato. But the leave are ignored in this part of the world. Recently an article published by the University of Arkansas Extension grabbed our attention claiming “studies have shown that sweetpotato leaves contain as many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients as spinach”. The comparison to spinach is apt as preparation is similar. Note that with spinach as well as sweet potato […]

All in a (Labor) Day’s Work

Thanks to all our Market colleagues and supporters for joining in the parade fun as we continue to build community and excitement for local food.                                               And a special nod (complete with videos) […]


There are a lot of heroes and yep, even, Superheroes in our world.  And this week, we will have some fun with some of them as part of the Northfield Labor Day Parade.  Conveniently, the parade theme is Superheroes.  Well as small, sustainable farmers, that is easy. Our colleagues in this work are some of […]

“Everyday Authentic”

Thanks to great journalists and photographers and especially those that love food and farms.  Julia Clancy, Seven Days Writer and Eating Well Test Kitchen chef, did a beautiful profile of the farm and our farmstays & tours in this week’s Seven Days.  Pick it up  on the newsstand of course, but you can get a […]

Ode to our Heirloom Tomatoes

We have now started full-on tomato season.  For most people, they are the star of the summer veggies and we all have our favorites. We choose our varieties primarily on taste.  We mostly grow heirlooms for that reason.   We are small, harvest often and can get them beautifully vine ripened and then directly to […]