Turnip Rock Farm is our home and our livelihood. We are striving to create a whole farm ecosystem with a balance of annual vegetables, natural habitat, grasses, and trees with animals integrated into the fold. We aim to create something lasting and to live by the tenant that the land does not belong to us, but that we belong to the land.
"We believe that food is a divine, biological gift to grow, animate, and repair the body. An emotional gift involved in the chemistry of passion, inspiration, and devotion. An intellectual gift to create the paradigms of human community and interaction with all of planet earth. A spiritual gift engaging humanity in accepting and using the resources of nature, society, and technology so far and they sustain and enhance the qualities of human life and create harmony with the world around us. Every time a person eats there is energy available to create the next story in the history of the universe."
- Carol Harder, CSA member
As vegetable growers we (Josh Bryceson and Rama Hoffpauir) have over 12 years of CSA farm management experience and 6 years of internship experience. We farmed for 4 years in New Auburn, WI on the rockiest ground that anyone has ever grown vegetables on! In 2013 we moved to a different piece of land (with less rocks) that is closer to our CSA members and a great community of sustainable farmers. We kept the name but left the rocks behind.
For the 2017 season we will grow 6 acres of produce for our 160 members. We will also offer farmstead cheese to our CSA members. 2015 was our first season offering cheese after 5 years of learning about cheese making, dairying, rotational grazing and planning, building, and having our facility inspected and licensed. Our cheese was very well received by our CSA members and farmers market customers! We also raise 20 to 30 pigs who are fed the whey left over from cheese making. Our cows are 100% grass fed.
2017 will be our third season offering a full diet CSA that includes Organic vegetables, cheese, and meat from our farm as well as eggs fromaneighboring farm.
We are a family farm and we operate following our values which are rooted in the highest respect for the soil and our natural environment and resources. We also LOVE food, love growing it, and love sharing it with our CSA members.
Thank you for supporting small farms, local and sustainable food, and allowing us to be your farmers!