Who We Are
Reid and Heather Broughton are 5th generation farmers living between Loganville and Hillpoint Wisconsin. They have three small children that help farm alongside them each day. As parents, they take great pride and joy sharing and teaching the next generation about hard work, as well as ethical and sustainable farming practices.
This family’s farm operation consists of corn, soybeans, small grains, and alfalfa acres. They choose to use no-till planting, crop rotation and cover crops as part of their responsible conservation farming plan, helping preserve the ground for today and tomorrow. This farm also provides custom farming to area farmers like planting and harvesting. The Broughton Farm raises steers from calves to finish and have over a dozen free range laying hens for fresh eggs. As a family, they also put in a vegetable garden for fresh chemical free produce to feed their family.
As Broughton Farms continues to grow, they are always looking for ways to diversify. Just recently they entered the seasonal market. This past winter they sold fresh cut Balsam and Frasier pine trees in varying heights. Heather enjoyed making fresh handmade wreaths and porch pots to sell alongside the Christmas trees. This family enjoyed spreading holiday cheer so much they are excited to announce they will be back and selling again this winter. New for 2022 they will be adding fresh pine garland to purchase. They are happy to do preorders for trees and holiday decorations, just send them a message.
For their second year they will be selling autumn decorations. The farm family has been busy growing mums, pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn and sunflowers for all your fall decorating needs. They will also have small straw bales available to purchase and when available, corn stalk bundles. This year they added various winter squash to sell on the tour.
Country Roots Creations
Reid and Heather realized how important family, faith and farming together are to them. Many prayers later the family decided that Heather would no longer work off the farm and instead stay home full time to raise their children. This allowed her more time to help on the farm and focus on their family, but it made finances more difficult. With this challenge, they looked for ways to help earn an extra income while being at home focusing on their children. In 2020, Country Roots Creations was started. They provide custom designed apparel and gifts, running the business out of their home and using social media to promote and sell online. With her vinyl cutter, heat press and creative side, Heather can create just about anything from tees and hoodies to porch signs. Some customer favorites have been kitchen aprons, birth information stuffed animals and drink coolers. Heather can design or recreate almost any custom item you can dream up, just ask her for a free quote.
Stop & See Us
The Broughton Family is excited to meet all of you on the Hill and Valley tour this year! They are incredibly happy to be able to offer handmade items and products grown with love to each customer! We are excited to have some other small businesses featured with their products available to purchase during the tour including maple syrup items, honey, CBD products, bakery goods, garden veggies and kettle corn. Gift certificates are available. Cash, major credit cards and Venmo are accepted.
Our featured vendor that will be onsite during the tour is Gef’s Special Blend Seasoning. Dan Geffert, from Reedsburg, Wisconsin is the owner of Geffert Catering & Barbeques with over 45+ years in the food industry. Even though his wife, Laura, and him are retired from catering they still offer their famous all-purpose seasoning called Gef’s Special Blend. They use the finest ingredients and never sacrifice quality for price. The prestigious seal, Something Special from Wisconsin, has been awarded to Gef’s Special Blend products.
Gef’s Special Blend Gourmet Seasoning started as a mixture of spices that Dan used to season the meats and other foods he prepared for his catering service. Over time, Gef’s Seasoning has developed into the perfect, all-natural combination of twenty herbs and spices. It is healthy, has no calories, is low in sodium and it makes everything taste better!
Not cooking with Gef’s Special Blend? You do not know what you are missing. Try some today and you’ll be hooked forever! It could be just the spice you need in your life!