This tall, aquatic grass has long blades that grow best in the shallow waters of the Great Lakes region of the US (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio). Wild rice is the only grain native to North America and comes in a myriad of colors in the darker hues - green, tan, brown. The Anishinaabeg Indians, who traditionally harvest the grass from canoes, call it Manoomin ("the good grain"). The beauty of manoomin is its easy cultivation, as the rice grows naturally, with no need to be planted or tended, and provides a bountiful harvest that can be stored through the winter.
When purchasing our farm at auction in 2003, we had no idea of the adventure that awaited us. Newlyweds with an entrepreneur mindset, we set out to put our farm to use. Gardening/Farming in the summer, Christmas Wreaths in the winter, and full-time jobs on the side. (more...)
Lady Liberty Farm is an Eco/Holistic Farm and Educational Retreat Center specializing in spirituality, sustainability, heritage produce, livestock, flower essence, aromatherapy and herbal products. We have overnight accommodations and serve our guests meals based on Weston A Price Foundation's nutritional guidelines. (more...)
We are a grass-based diversified family farm in southeastern Minnesota. We raise beef, pork, and chicken on grass, sunshine, and fresh air as nature intended. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones to promote rapid growth in our animals. The results are animals that are healthier and happier and meat that is tasty and lean.(more...)
Our beef and lamb are 100% pasture fed (hay in winter). We raise Irish Dexter Beef and Kathadin Sheep - breeds that are natural to the pasture feeding system. Our pigs, and birds are free-to-roam. The health of our animals shows in the quality of the meats we sell. (more...)
Garden of One/The Garden at Thunder Hill is a holistic retreat center, dedicated to helping people and the planet evolve through understanding the connection between humankind and the Earth and learning how to care for one another. The Garden is an Energy Sanctuary, home to wildlife, medicinal herbs, edible plants and sustainable practices. (more...)
The Farm of Plenty at Little Moran is a community supported farm that grows organic heirloom vegetables. Heirlooms are seed varieties that are over 100 years old. The flavor and nutrient densities are usually much better than what is available today in the traditional grocery store setting. (more...)