Farmer Renee    

                                                                                                         Farmer Renee    

Willow Ridge's farmer is a woman (farmess is not a word). Hopefully this is not so surprising. The earliest agriculturalists were women, and even now, in many parts of the world, women are the ones who plant, tend and harvest. Willow Ridge Organic Farm is located just outside of Wauzeka, WI, on the Southern edge of Crawford County in the Southern half of the Driftless Area.

This farm is certified organic, first in 1974, and in the best sense of the word. The farm has been certified on and off since 1974 as markets for organic produce came and went, but for forty years, this farmer has always followed the foundational organic principles.