Hi! We’re Elisabeth & Steven!
We are so excited to be your farmers. Steadfast Acres has been our dream for many years now! When the two of us first met, we were both working and learning on other farms. One of our first big decisions was that we wanted to farm together! Easier said then done - but we made it a reality. Previously we farmed south of Mineral Point, WI for 4 years. We had the amazing opportunity to lease and manage the farm there and grow our farm business. Finally though, we had the opportunity to purchase our own little slice of beautiful Wisconsin and stay true to our original Steadfast Acres Farm Dream. Farming is a busy and rewarding way of life. We work hard so that every week delicious fresh produce is harvested and ready for our members. We are so pleased to be your farmers! Thank you!
I came to farming from a background in cooking. Delicious food starts with high quality ingredients. As I worked to hone my skills as a chef, I found the best quality came from the small kitchen garden. My passion for cooking & great food led me to seek out a better understanding of food systems from seed to plate. This curiosity led me to Wisconsin where I have worked for and managed several vegetable production systems. I love mashed potatoes.
I was raised in rural upstate New York and saw first hand the difficulties dairy farmers face. Growing up we always had a garden to make sure we had good quality food to eat, but also gardening was a passion and rewarding hobby. After many years of staying determinedly away from farming I returned to farming through the organic agriculture movement. Farming, I realized, is a way to care for the land in a positive and constructive way. Since moving to Wisconsin I've spent several years honing my skills and understanding of vegetable farming systems. I also take selfies with broccoli.