Prairie Wind Family Farm, Grayslake, IL
Mick Klug Farm, St. Joseph, MI
Mick and his family grow the fresh fruit for our fruit shares. Their farm is located in St. Joseph, Michigan and has been in Klug family for over 80 years. Mick uses a growing system called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Farmers who use the IPM approach conduct extensive monitoring of insect and disease problems to ensure that a synthetic pesticide or fungicide is only used as a last resort and only in the smallest quantity necessary. This approach minimizes the impact on the natural environment.
Jen & Bryce Riemer, Brodhead WI
Jen and Bryce Riemer raise Hereford cattle, Berkshire hogs and meat chickens on their third-generation family farm near Brodhead. Their beef, pork, and chicken are included in SFF's meat share. The Riemers' animals are raised humanely and without the use of hormones or antibiotics. Beef cattle eat a mix of pasture grasses, hay and non-GMO corn that is grown on their farm. Hogs are a fed a mix of grains, including non-GMO corn that Jen and Bryce grow and grind themselves.
Jacob Marty, Monticello, WI
Jacob raises grassfed beef for our meat share. His sixth-generation farm has been in the family since the 1850s. Jacob is committed to practices that regenerate and build soil, sequester carbon, and enhance the health of the local water, air, and nutrient cycles by observing patterns that occur in nature.
Dave & Carolee Rapson, Country View Dairy