Valley Springs Farm and Bed and Breakfast
Don and Dorothy Harms
Don and Dorothy Harms operate a working dairy and 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.
Are you curious about a farmer’s job producing milk and meat for the public? “Farmer Don” is willing to share his lifetime of farming experience with you. On our farm tour, you can feed a calf, see what cows eat, how they are milked, or get your picture taken with one of our antique John Deere tractors.
Dorothy’s love of gardening and cooking was the initial start of living the dream of operating a bed and breakfast. As you enjoy the flower gardens decorating their farmstead or visit the vegetable garden and orchards to see what is in season, please know they are all a labor of love for Dorothy. Dorothy is certified as a Master Food Preserver so canning and freezing the garden produce are her specialties. Dorothy’s Homemade Delights (homemade jams and jellies) are available for purchase during your visit.
Come visit us during the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour! We are offering Antique Tractor Hay Rides to Enjoy the Autumn splendor, A Working Dairy Farm Tour – Meet our Working Girls, A Canning Workshop – Preserve the Harvest with Us, Coffee and Chores – Morning Farm Chores and Conversation, and a Country Brunch. Some events require tickets so please visit the events page for complete details. Jams, Relishes, and Beef for Sale.