August 30, 2023
August 25, 2023
The Ridgeland Fair will take place Saturday September 2 through Monday September 4.
Four Harvest will be open for extra hours:
Saturday, September 2 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, September 3 from 10 am to 5 pm
Monday September 4 from 10 am to 4 pm
This year is the 100th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Ridgeland.
Kickoff on Friday evening at 8 pm is a Demo Derby.
Saturday check out the Fun Run & Walk, Tractor Rides, Bean Bag Tournament, Car Show, and the Arts & Crafts Farm Market. The evening wraps up with a street dance featuring live music by The Rattlenecks and Chris Kroeze.
Sunday begins with Ecumenical Church Services and the day is filled with a Pedal Pull, Regional Truck and Tractor Pull, and the Arts & Crafts Farm Market.
Monday the Ridgeland Fair concludes with a Horse Pull (my favorite!), Arts & Crafts Farm Market, the Grand Parade, and Music Under the Tent.
For more details, check out the Ridgeland Community Fair Facebook page.
June 15, 2023
Everyone should have access to good food.
We now accept SNAP! We are so very excited about this. This has been a several-months-long process with applications, inspection, and then a grant application. But we did it! Everything arrived this week; we received a grant to cover the cost of the processing application for a year, and it’s all much easier to use than it originally looked. The mission of Four Harvest is to make local food just as accessible as food that is produced on the other side of the country, so accepting SNAP is very important to us.
June 15, 2023
Some darling little creatures arrived on Spring Hill this week. Thirty small pigs are currently running around in our pasture, and they’re so fun to watch! They chow down on grass like it’s just the tastiest thing they’ve ever had, and they’re pretty fond of the locally-grown feed.
Pigs are pretty great, and the best part is the piggy pile when they sleep.
May 24, 2023
The Community of Ridgeland has so many wonderful events, and the Farmers' Market is one of them. Held in the Ridgeland Park every summer Tuesday from 4 pm to 7 pm, you'll find farm goods, crafts, and hot food served by a different community group every week.
Ridgeland Park is located at 101 Main Street. It's right on Highway 25 so it's easy to find. There's a large shelter, plenty of green space, and a public playground for kiddos.
Four Harvest Farm Company is across the street at 108 Main Street, and we'll be open every Tuesday from 3 pm to 7 pm.
March 19, 2023
Why Four Harvest Farm Company?
Four Harvest started as two farms - Havin Hills Rolling Acres and Spring Hill Family Farm - working together. In the beginning, our purpose was to sell our meat together so customers could pick up farm-raised meats in one place rather than going to one farm for beef and turkey and another farm for pork and chicken. Over time we realized the potential for something bigger than two farms. We want shopping from the farm to be as easy and accessible as shopping at the grocery store, and we want other local farmers to be able to sell their products. In October 2022, Amber and Logan of Havin Hills bought a building in Ridgeland, and we decided to open a storefront. It was finally time to create a shared name, so Four Harvest Farm Company was born.
Why Four? There are four of us (Stephen and Marissa, Logan and Amber), four seasons that impact all we do, four species of livestock, and four ways to harvest food.
We harvest meat from the animals we raise.
We harvest other animal foods like milk, eggs, and honey.
We harvest grains and other crops from the seeds we plant each year.
We harvest food from trees, grass, and other plants that, with tending, grow year after year.
We’re a company of farmers, working together to help you get dinner on the table.
November 19, 2022 2 Comments
Not the farm, just the store. Ever since we started this venture, both Spring Hill and Havin Hills have worked out of makeshift farm stores. On Havin Hills that means a room on the side of a machine shed. On Spring Hill that means a four-season porch in the house. This is... inconvenient at best. We've made do, but we have longed for a single, functional store with room for freezers and everything in one place.
It finally happened! In late October, Amber and Logan (owners of Havin Hills where all the delicious beef and turkey is raised) closed on a building in Ridgeland, WI. Ridgeland is a tiny town with big features. It has multiple industries, a feed mill, cafes, a quilt shop, a fantastic corner store called Coate's Corner (seriously you must visit - it's a mini grocery store with hot food and baked goods and the nicest owner you can imagine).
Ridgeland also used to have a vet clinic, and unfortunately it closed. This was a big loss to the community and honestly, we wish it was still operating. But life moves forward and the former vet clinic is the new home of Four Harvest Farm Company.
Four Harvest Farm Company is an idea that's bigger than any individual farm, and believe me we have big dreams. We are creating a storefront where we will sell our pasture-raised meat, and we'll work with other farmers to sell their products, too. This building will also be our shipping center, which means a much smoother, less stressful process every week. Of note, we are taking a two-week shipping break while we set up the store and a new shipping workflow, and will resume shipping on Tuesday December 6.
The storefront opens Saturday November 26. Our hours will be every Saturday from 9 to 2. As we grow we plan to offer more hours, but every Saturday is a start.
We hope to see you there!
November 15, 2022 1 Comment
Psst….. you can stop here. It's enough. Anyone who complains that you didn't make enough side dishes is not deserving of your hospitality. Remind yourself of this as needed.
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