The Greener Grass Collective at Idaho Valley Farm is a small family operation in its fifth generation here in The Greater Lime Ridge Area of Sauk County. We’ve evolved over the years from dairy to a grass based rotational grazing operation and our aim is to produce the very best grass fed beef, chicken, and heritage breed pastured pork as well as hazelnuts, cherries, apples, pears, farm made goods and more.
I grew up on my family’s farm working with my Dad. In my mind, the memories of milking cows, making hay, and harvesting corn simply can’t be beat. From the very beginning I knew that the farm is where I belong. In 2015 I took over the farm, and have since been placing stones in its foundation so that some day I may pass it to my kids. Today, my wife and I own and operate Kruse Farms from our home in Hillpoint. We grow and market all natural pork, pasture raised beef, lamb, and honey. Our mission is pretty simple, to provide your family the best products we can.
About a year ago, my four youngest children in tow, I left behind suburban careers as a pastor and an educator to buy a farm and become a Permaculture Farmer. My motivations were many - care for the environment, concern for climate change, desire for clean food, misgivings about large urban "environments."
After Mary moved to Wisconsin, she started farming by growing organic heritage grains. However, she wanted to move away from aggressively tilling the soil for weed control. After cropping, Mary and Rob started with a few organic chickens, a rescue horse and goats with a penchant for escaping. After hearing about rotational grazing at an organic conference in winter of 2018, things fell into place and Mary and Rob bought a herd of Belted Galloway’s who needed a place to live immediately. This winter hardy breed was perfect for their 24-acre organically certified pasture atop a ridge in Plain, Wisconsin.
Narrows Creek Garden is a 3rd generation family farm operated by Sandy and Melvin Smith. We are focusing on growing Aronia berries, an emerging ‘super fruit’ that may aid in fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol, and helping control diabetes. Aronia berries, also known as a chokeberry, are used for juice, jelly, wine, and additions for both color and flavor to yogurt, sauces and an endless variety of other food products.
Don and Dorothy Harms, lifelong Wisconsin Dairy farmers, now operate a working grass fed beef farm which offers the sights and sounds of the country – from sandhill cranes returning in the spring to newborn red angus calves frolicking in the pasture with their mommas. The 255 acre farm is a mix of woodlands, pastures, rolling cropland, and wetlands supporting abundant wildlife and our grazing cattle. The spring-fed pond is a welcome stop for migrating geese and birds. Valley Springs Farm has been operated by the Harms family for over 135 years with Don as the 4th generation.
Our company is a garden center offering quality plants, trees, shrubs, baskets, planters, mums, gardening supplies, vegetables plants, herbs and more. We have been in business since 1998 and we are located between LaValle and Wonewoc. We have 7 greenhouses that are open to browse through. We have Gift Certificates available. See us for your planting needs!