We decided to be farmers because we want to be connected to our community, be proud of the work that we do, and create a healthy, happy place for our family and friends.
We are first generation farmers dedicated to the idea that caring for the land and growing high quality organic food can be mutually beneficial for the farm, the farmer, and the community. We would like to regain our relationship to the land and to the food that we eat while helping to revitalize small farms in Central Wisconsin.
Before farming, we spent 10 years working as professional river guides in several countries around the world. During this time we saw many different ways to live and noticed that the happiest people lived close to the land and were engaged with their communities. They worked hard, took pride in what they did, and prioritized their families. We decided to be farmers because we want to be connected to our community, be proud of the work that we do, and create a healthy, happy place for our family and friends. We are also worried about the toll that industrial scale agriculture is taking on our environment, our economy, and our health and we are committed to being part of the solution.
During our first years of farming we apprenticed, and then managed, an organic produce farm in western Oregon. We then took management positions at a diversified organic meat and dairy farm also in Oregon. After years working at these successful small farms and with community supported agriculture (CSA), we felt confident in our ability to bring what we had learned back to our hometown and put down roots.