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Crossroads Community Farm Farmer to Farmer Profile

publication date: Aug 1, 2019
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I made a trek out to Wisconsin in June. I’ve been lucky enough to visit this gorgeous state a few times, and I was glad to return. Wisconsin is the state with the second most organic acres in the country, behind California. It’s been an important crucible for the organic ag movement since the beginning. Out of the 177 of Chris Blanchard’s Farmer to Farmer podcasts, 21 featured Wisconsin-based businesses. From that list I chose two farms to visit and interview for this column.

I’ve finally determined that what I need to ask first on a farm visit is this: “What is special about the farm? What do you want to be known for?” Mike quickly answers, “people need to be harvesting, by and large, as much as possible.” In his view, this is how their farm is going to make it financially—to spend as little time as possible on the actual growing part. Okay then, let’s see how that works at Crossroads Community Farm.

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