Welcome to Clover Valley Farms - See "Products" for the lastest & greatest!


Our Vision:  Enhancing the quality of life for our community through farming practices that lead to better environmental quality and a rich array of whole foods, while keeping balance between work and things that keep us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually renewed.   

For 2014 What's Happening, our new culinary vinegars, and the poultry and egg orders see "Products" page!

Check out our internship page for an introduction to Cara & Brian, our 2014 farm interns!

For our intern, Kristin's, summary of 2013 summer events at the farm check out the blog she set up...    

Farm Story

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. Our production methods are sustainable and organic, however we are not USDA certified.

Contact us at with and questions,  info@clovervalleyfarms.com
 
Cindy Hale & Jeff Hall
6534 Homestead Road
Duluth, MN 55804
218-525-0094

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.


 

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. 

Check it out at… http://sustagprofiles.info