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Keewaydin Organics - A new venture from an old farm

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 @ 01:06 PM

The VFC has been working with Keewaydin Farms since they started growing certified organic vegetables in 2004. Keewaydin Farms was founded in 1976 as a dairy farm by Richard and Mary Haucke. They were both city kids from the east side of the state who bought into the back-to-the-land movement hook, line and sinker. They were further committed to the dream of farming after traveling through this area in the early 70’s. After several years of searching, they discovered a farm perched on a prominent ridge overlooking the eastern tributary valleys of the Kickapoo River with beautiful views of the sunrise, storms, sunsets and the country night sky.

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