We have backgrounds in getting our hands dirty, being fast learners, working really hard, calling bull shit when we see it, chasing dreams, and wanting experiences over stuff.
Prior to the farm, Audra worked in Graphic Design and Marketing. Audra has worked with couples to execute flowers for their wedding day. When not doing weddings, she’s keeping the books, harvesting micro greens and flowers, weeding on her hands and knees, keeping crops in check with organic pesticides in the backpack sprayer, and wearing work bibs like it’s nobody business.
We purchased a hundred year old farm house with three acres in 2015 and things haven’t been the same since. That was the same year Chris completed the New Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers program through U of I. Chris leads our growing by being a seed starting and succession planting guru, a composting magician, and being the general brains behind the growing sides of things.
Tucked between the vast fields of corn and soybeans, the farm churns out cut flowers and microgreens on a ½ acre plot. Everything is done by hand or with our BCS two-wheeled tractor. Plants are watered through a drip irrigation system and a tiny hoop house provides enough season extension to make this farm thing work. Bigger is not better – good things come in small packages.