Local Organic Farmer Goes Gourmet

(photo courtesy Sam Hurst, Gourmet.com)

My husband scooped me on this one, but I’m going to post here, too. Local longtime organic farmer (and our neighbor down the road) Charlie Johnson and his brother Allan are the subjects of a new story on Gourmet.com. The article details their 2,400-acre organic grain operation which has been going strong since their dad switched to organic back in 1976. We happen to get our yearly supply of straw bales (used to provide some extra insulation around our basement walls in the winter and garden mulch in the summer) from Charlie and just started getting farm-fresh eggs from his wife Bette. We’re happy to see the Johnson farm get nationwide exposure and are glad to see them succeed not only at family farming, which is increasingly difficult anymore, but at an entirely organic operation.

Read the entire article here.


About EMH

Forty-something. South Dakotan. Mother to 11-year-old K.L. Wife to Cory. Lutheran pastor. Novice organic gardener. Sustainable living aspirer.
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