Interested in being an active participant in your food system? Learn more about our community-supported agriculture (CSA) program where your household becomes a shareholder in our farm – know your farmers, know your food.
We are a small, certified organic CSA farm located in southeastern Wisconsin. We offered our first shares during the 2012 season from verdant land in Whitewater, WI. In 2013, we relocated our farm to steward a beautiful piece of land in Jefferson, WI, near the Dorothy Carnes County Park. Our primary focus will still be feeding a small group of CSA members in the Fort Atkinson and Whitewater areas, cultivating about two acres in diversified produce. We will also venture into growing edible mushrooms and co-managing a young food forest of perennial fruits & nuts. Become a member or visit us at market to receive the bounty of this beautiful land and our hard work!
Our mission is to be a responsible steward of the soil. We are committed to a highly diverse ecology for producing food which encompasses perennials, livestock, and fungi alongside annual vegetable production. We envision the farm as an educational space for ourselves and the community. We minimize the use of fossil fuels by using human power, gravity, bicycles, and renewable energy in its place. We would like to keep the farm at a manageable size, where we can observe and participate in all of its aspects. We believe all of these values will help produce high quality food to nourish the land, ourselves and our neighbors in an ecologically regenerative and economically sustainable way.
About the Farmers
Dennis and Anne have been farming together for four years and have twelve years cumulative farming experience in the Madison, WI, area. We look forward to our first year as an independent CSA farm and appreciate your support!
Dennis’ interest in farming started on a small cattle farm in eastern Germany during a year abroad. Despite daily temperatures that never got over 15 degrees, a limited farm vocabulary and backbreaking days of stacking wood (not to mention being a total greenhorn), it was invigorating and clearly the sort of life he wanted to lead. He came back and completed his degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Chicago while working for FamilyFarmed.org, a small non-profit promoting local food and farmers in the Chicago area. A desire to get back into hands-on farming brought Dennis to Wisconsin in 2008 and he’s been here ever since, working at several organic and diversified vegetable farms including Tomato Mountain Farm, King’s Hill Farm and Tipi Produce. He was recently the Grower Program Manager at the FairShare CSA Coalition, where he developed and oversaw farmer education programs throughout southern Wisconsin.
Anne has been growing vegetables since 2007, when she started as the Packshed Manager at JenEhr Family Farm in Sun Prairie, WI, the day after her undergraduate graduation. She studied molecular biology and soil science at UW-Madison, completing an undergraduate thesis on prairie restoration which emphasized the importance of healthy soil in ensuring healthy ecosystems. She was drawn into sustainable agriculture by the people that she met and a few environmental studies classes. After her first season at JenEhr, Anne and two of her friends traveled abroad, including various WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) stays in Oceania, Africa, and Europe. While traveling, Anne observed how many corners of the world are still grounded in growing their own food and living modest lives. While all of this was intended as “time off” before going back to graduate school, Anne soon realized that farm work and its kinesthetic approach to learning felt more like “time on” than any formal education in her past had. She has been getting her hands dirty ever since, while working at JenEhr Family Farm, King’s Hill Farm, Tipi Produce, and now Regenerative Roots. In addition to organic vegetable farming, Anne has strong interests in earthen building, permaculture design, bicycling, fermentation, amateur welding, yoga and the global Transition movement.