Dec 24, 2019
In this episode, I talk to Robyn Calvey, owner/operator of Park
Ridge Organics, a certified organic vegetable farm in eastern
Wisconsin. The farm has been growing since 2003 and provides a
customized share experience for 370 CSA members during the standard
season (June-October) as well as an extended season (Nov-Dec). The
farm also sells via wholesale and at a large local farmers' market.
With a dedicated and skillful crew, Robyn is able to enjoy the farm
life and a life outside of the farm as a mother and knitter.
>> How Robyn focuses on the farm as a business
>> Why they don't grow potatoes, winter squash, corn or fruit crops
>> How the Harvie software has been a game-changer for their farm and has allowed them to provide customized shares for CSA members
>> How using a transparent task board is the best method for managing their team tasks
>> Why Robyn believes that farmers should be paid a fair wage and how they've worked that into their business structure
>> How Robyn's favorite farm tool is a red Victorinox knife