Harvest Home Farm is located just 4 miles northeast of Whitehall, Wisconsin in beautiful Trempealeau County. The farm has 80 acres of mixed hardwoods and birch and an abundance of wildlife. There are two ponds on the property that attract a variety of birds including warblers and wood ducks. On spring evenings you can hear the spring peepers and wood frogs singing in the small pond. The 160 acre farm has a long term focus on raising grass fed beef cattle, pigs, poultry and sheep. We will also have large produce gardens, a berry patch, and an apple orchard.
Agritourism and agrieducation are growing nationally and especially here in Wisconsin. Governor Doyle declared 2007 as the Year of Agriculture for our state. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of how and where their food is being grown. The trend to buy locally is evidenced by flourishing farmer’s markets and Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA’s). The public enjoys reconnecting with our country’s rural heritage as a refuge from the busyness of society. Agritourism offers families the opportunity to build memories through sharing new experiences with each other while learning about how their food is grown and harvested beyond the shelves of the grocery store.
Our farmland heritage comes full circle as agritourism urges guests to experience homegrown food, farms and family fun.
-Elizabeth Hey and Berit Thorkelson
AAA magazine July-August 2007