Welcome to Birdsong Ridge Farm! We are a small, family owned farm located in Viroqua, Wisconsin. We are a transitional organic farm specializing in year-round leafy greens, as well as apples, pears, and spring vegetable seedlings.
Starting in 2017, we’ve been working to transform 10 acres of conventionally farmed cropland to organic fruit and vegetable production. Through the process of cover cropping, adding organic matter to the soil, and introducing plant diversity, we hope to heal the damage done to the soil caused by years of corn and soybean monoculture. So far it’s proven to be a more difficult task than we bargained for, and the birth of our second child in the midst of it all has added new challenges! We have plenty more hard work in store, but we’re driven by our passion for growing delicious, nourishing food and restoring ecological health to our land.
I invite you to follow our adventures along the way, from our initial search for farmland through the learning process involved in becoming new farmers. As former research biologists, we have a lot to learn about farming, both from other farmers and through our own trial and error.
As part of our blog posts, I periodically include a delicious wholesome recipe that makes use of seasonal, locally grown ingredients. My recipes use whole, unprocessed foods and focus on fresh, seasonal produce. Our passion for food is what drives us to grow our own fresh fruits and vegetables. We hope we can inspire others with new ideas for using items from the local farmers market or from their own home garden. We’re always looking for inspiration and invite you to contact us with your ideas as well!
Join us as we embark on our farming journey!