We (Jeff Hall and Cindy Hale) envisioned the process of becoming farmers in 1998 with the goal to produce healthy, sustainable food for our family and friends. We built a year-round solar greenhouse to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs, started a large vegetable garden, a currant and fruit tree nursery bed, restored our heritage apple orchard and planted a new one. Eventually we tried our hand at poultry...6 birds. We soon realized that it was time to expand!
In 2005, we adopted our beloved daughter May. We wanted to provide her with a lifestyle linked to land and community and saw starting "the farm" as a big piece of that.
In 2007, "the farm" was formally started as a small business. Our original flock of 50 chickens has grown to over 500, and now includes chickens (for meat and eggs), turkeys and hogs which we sell directly to customers. In addition, we raise a wide variety of fruits and herbs for both the wholesale and retail markets in our area. In 2013 we added two Shetland Sheep, named Lulu and Grass, to our farm operation. We are hoping to add fleece and other sheep related produces to our operation as this enterprise expands.
On our farm in Duluth, Minnesota we have 5 acres of pasture used in our rotational grazing system for poultry, hogs, and sheep. Plus, 3 acres for gardens, orchards and the greenhouse. It is important to note that although our production methods are completely organic, we are not USDA certified.
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Cindy Hale & Jeff Hall
6534 Homestead Road
Duluth, MN 55804
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The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) featured our farm in their newest case study in the “Profiles in Sustainable Agriculture” series which uses graphics and narratives to integrate our personal stories with detailed information on our farm practices. The case study also includes technical assistance via extensive tips and links to finance, production, and marketing resources.
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