Stewardship of the land has been a value in our family since we began farming in Western Minnesota in 1901. Our grandparents lived close to the land they homesteaded, farming with horses and providing for their families with the grain and meat they produced. Over the past 20 years, demands of high volume and low prices necessitated economies of scale. This caused many family farms to fade and commercial farms to dominate the landscape. Tight margins and economic demands created a need for more and more synthetic chemicals to supplement nature. You know the rest.
Consumers like you are beginning to step back and take a hard look at how your food is produced, processed and prepared. As you show support for the industry, this allows small farms like ours to make the investments required to convert land to organic. We are one year into the three year process of converting 30% of our farm (back) to organic.
We are excited about the journey and hope you are too!