2382 Back Road
Burlington, WI 53105
Earth Harvest Farm began in 2007 inspired by a half-acre family garden. Today, Katie Bjorkman, her husband Raul Sandoval, and Katie’s parents Jan and Al Bjorkman have ten acres of raspberries, vegetables and sweet corn. They keep about 30 laying hens, 75 chickens, and a few hogs. They also have two acres of restored wild-flower prairie. Each member of their family team contributes to the working of the farm in their own area of expertise. Katie runs the day-to-day operations, Raul does the books and enjoys planting and (reluctantly) weeding. Al is a Botany professor by day and loves to get on the tractor in fields, tending his favorite vegetable – the sweet corn. Jan is the composting diva, with leaves, restaurant kitchen waste and grocery store compost.
Earth Harvest provides fresh vegetables to several area restaurants and vegetable markets. They also supply two farmers markets in Wisconsin and operate their own vegetable stand on the weekends. They have CSA sites in several Wisconsin locations, and in Mundelein, Antioch and soon the Chicago north side.
What is your growing philosophy?
As a Certified Naturally Grown Farm, everything is grown naturally while respecting and nurturing the Earth. It seems so silly to use substances that harm humans and the Earth when the options for growing with nature are endless. When in the field, it feels so wonderful to now that this is how people around the world have been growing food for thousands of years! While acting as a model of sustainability, we hope to re-connect the community with the land and people that grow their food and to begin creating a more just food system.
What makes your farm special?
We are extremely committed to sharing the farming world with our customers who love to visit the farm for a chat about farm life or cooking techniques or to wander into the field to grab a handful of kale or basil. It’s amazing that we are slightly over an hour from two major cities and yet life here is so peaceful and beautiful: snow drifts up to our noses. Sandhill cranes wandering through the potatoes, and a friendly conversation with passersby.
For more information visit their website, email or call (262) 308-0335