Our Stand April 19
We will not be attending this week's Dane County Farmers' Market but will be there next week April 26th with Ramps and Overwintered Spinach.
CSA boxes May 8-10
We are excited to be in the beginning stages of planning the first CSA box of the year. We look forward to listing those box contents soon!
Harmony Valley Farm is a family owned, diversified farm with over 40 years of experience producing high quality, organic vegetables and berries. We are located in an isolated valley in southwestern Wisconsin. Our silt loam fields are high in organic matter, humus and biological life. They receive green cover crops, generous amounts of compost and rock powders. Our vegetables are grown and harvested with care and immediately cooled and kept refrigerated. All of our products are certified by the Midwest Organic Services Association(MOSA). This is your assurance of high quality, nutritious, flavorful food produced in a system which does not compromise the farmers or the environment.
Harmony Valley is a family farm run by us and a crew that varies with the seasons from 15 - 60 team members. The home farm consists of 200 acres of woods, pastures and crop land lying along Spring Creek. We farm additional leased acres bordering the banks of the nearby Bad Axe River for a total of over 100 acres of fresh market produce.
Our crops encompass a wide variety of standard and specialty vegetables and berries. We are best known for our season long, high quality salad mix, saute greens and spinach. In the fall and winter months we specialize in root crops. We sell our produce through a 1500 member CSA, a weekly stall at the Dane County Farmers Market, retail grocers and wholesale distributors.
We also raise high quality, certified organic and grass-fed black angus on rotationally grazed pastures. We market our beef to our CSA members.
At Harmony Valley Farm we go beyond basic certified organic farming methods. We have researched and implemented many innovative and cutting edge techniques. To promote soil health and fertility, Richard has developed a system of cover cropping with green manures, applying natural rock powders and incorporating compost. To control pests we provide perennial habitat and nesting sites to our allies; raptors, song birds, bats, wasps and beneficial insects. Our latest research involved studying disease suppressive properties of soil amended with compost.
We are dedicated to organic farming and believe strongly that it produces the highest quality, best tasting food while protecting the quality of our water and wildlife.
We are 3.5 hours southeast of Mpls / St. Paul; 5.5 hours northwest of Chicago; 2 1/2 hours northwest of Madison, Wisconsin. The closest regional airport is 45 minutes away in La Crosse, Wisconsin(LSE).
If you'd like to visit us:
We love to have members visit the farm! We are proud of our farm and it is a joy to share this beautiful place with others. We know that once you visit you will never think of your food or CSA in the same way again. Guests are welcome at the farm just about any time, call or email ahead to let us know when you plan to arrive. This is a working farm, so during the workweek we may have more or less time to spend with you depending on what is happening on the farm. You can give yourself a tour of the fields or creek, or pitch in on appropriate tasks (most people's favorite). Some tasks require training or special dress, so call ahead to allow us to plan and be prepared. The whole crew sits down at noon to eat a meal prepared by our Summer Farm Chef; let us know how many to expect and we'll see if Chef can accommodate the group and you can join us for the meal. We are generally unavailable for tours on weekends, but can point you in the direction of a self-guided tour of nearby fields. We are at the Dane County Farmer's Market in Madison on Saturdays. Sundays are reserved for errands and a much deserved day off. If you plan to camp overnight, please call ahead so we can leave any special instructions and directions to the meadow. The best time to visit and get a tour is during one of our two on farm open house events (posted on our events page). Save the dates!
If you plan to spend the night in our camping area, please call ahead . Our campground is primitive with no hookups for campers or motor homes. You will be able to drive your car to the site to unload supplies. A portable toilet will be provided at the campsite; drinking water, shower and restroom facilities are available in the packing shed. There are picnic tables, a refrigerator and stove in the shop area.