Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

#P6 Profile: Harmony Valley Farm

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Harmony Valley Farm (HVF) is located just outside of Viroqua in Newton Valley. HVF was founded by Richard de Wilde who has over 40 years of experience growing certified organic vegetables. Richard started farming organic vegetables in Eagan, Minnesota at a time when the University and Extension Services told him it couldn’t be done. He went on to prove them wrong and today HVF grows over 150 certified organic vegetable varieties on 100-120 acres!

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Vernon County Farm to School Successes

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Jul 01, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

Vernon County Farm to School (VCF2S) is wrapping up our fifth year of successful programming. VCF2S started in 2008 in three school districts in Vernon County and since then we have continued to expand and improve our program throughout the county. In 2012, with the help of our F2S partners, we received a $50,000 Transform Wisconsin Grant through the Center for Disease Control. Through this increased funding we were able to hire an education coordinator and an outreach coordinator, reach all six school districts in the county, and provide equipment and kitchen staff trainings for many of our districts.

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Tags: Farm to School