Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Farm Crawl: Johnson County Women, Land and Legacy Sponsored Event

  • September 17, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Johnson County/Southern Linn County

For a detailed MAP of farm locations and addresses CLICK HERE!

Join us and the Johnson County Women, Land and Legacy Chapter for the 3rd Annual Farm Crawl on Sunday, September 17th from noon-3PM.  This includes three farms; Morning Glory Farms, Kroul Farms and Sundog Farms.  From 3PM -4PM meet at Dan & Debbies Creamery for FREE product sampling.  

Click here for the event flyer.

Meet your farmers:

Morning Glory Farm, is a vegetable farm operated by Donna and Bill Warhover.  As a CSA, they share the benefits and risks of growing food.  Starting in 2013 with 10 shareholders, they have grown to over 50, and increased their farmers market presence.  They also host local events at the farm utilizing Morning Glory produce. 

Kroul Farms is located south of Mount Vernon, and is a modern marketplace for seasonal produce.   In 1946, Howard and Lizzy Kroul married and raised their five kids on this family farm.  Howard, Lizzy and their son John and his wife Kaylene have transformed that farm to what it is today.  They still raise some trational Iowa crops and have livestock but they  have evolved their practices to fit today’s modern, health conscious consumer.  The family prides themselves on sustainable farming methods, like utilizing cover crops and natural fertilizers.

Sundog Farm is a diversified vegetable farm located on the rolling hills between Solon and Mt. Vernon.  Sundog was formally owned and operated by Susan Jutz and her family for 20 years.  In 2015, Susan began transitioning the farm to Carmen Black.  Carmen grew up a mile away, rediscovered an interest in farming while living on the student farm at Earlham College, and after 4 seasons of working with Susan decided to take the big step of becoming a full-time farmer

Dan & Debbies Creamery,  the Takes family farm was established in 1985, but it wasn’t until 1997 that they transitioned from beef cows to dairy cows.  They’re a first generation dairy farming family with a passion for quality sustainable farming.  Their herd of 150 cows produce a high quality product of milk, cheese and ice cream that is marketed  locally.

 


 


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