Winter Farmers

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Something folks always ask us once the snow starts falling – what do farmers do in the winter? Good question. There’s never really a complete break from the farm, since there’s alway... Read More

A new season

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Well, we’ve fallen prey to the un-updated blog syndrome, like so many others. It’s been far too long, though you can get a sense of each week’s events by looking at our weekly CSA ne... Read More

Cloverfield

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We finally took to naming our fields, at least for our own purposes, since the “Field A” and “Field C” really didn’t capture the wildly different characteristics of the d... Read More

Tillers & Teamsters

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A couple of weeks back I was fortunate enough to take part in a 4-day course at Tillers International about working with draft horses and I wanted to share some of my thoughts about it. Looking at the... Read More

Seedlings are Awakening

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The first of our plants are awakening from their seeded slumber. It is such an incredible and life-affirming process to experience–to see the first of the pack stick its head out of the soil and... Read More

Cooking with Local Foods through the Winter

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Not much compares to sitting down to a delicious warm soup and homemade cornbread on a cold winter evening. In my opinion, at least… It is one of those simple pleasures that folks living in temp... Read More

Percheron Power

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Especially when your goals are lofty, or simply different from what most folks are doing, it’s good to start preparing early. And as Anne and I consider our long-term farm philosophy and vision,... Read More

Seeds are on the way…

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A time-honored winter tradition for the Midwestern farmer is reading through the seed catalogs. Some years go well, some not so much, but the beautiful tableau of rich colors, mouthwatering descriptio... Read More

Why did we choose the name Regenerative Roots?

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Even though our business name may tongue-tie some with its many syllables, it represents an important concept for us. In a world of high-tech chemically-dependent big agriculture, Dennis and I strive ... Read More

Your garlic has been planted!

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If you ask me, garlic is one of this world’s perfect crops. It’s delicious, stores for ever, and requires a bare minimum of labor (plant it, mulch it, harvest it, enjoy). On top of it all,... Read More