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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