Patchwork Green is a hillside and ridgetop farm overlooking the beautiful Canoe Creek Valley several miles north of Decorah, Iowa. Our family grows five acres of vegetables on a farm near Decorah, Iowa. We grow a wide variety of high quality, chemical-free vegetables using sustainable techniques.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cultural authenticity

A few fun quotes from the New York Times Magazine...."just as bushy beards and Hunter books have captured the pastoral fantasies for the urban fashion tribe, a taste for field and stream is driving the travel avant-garde. Nowadays, rural pleasures--whether it's picking your own asparagus or indulging your inner ranger--have given rise to a new breed of back-to-the-land destinations."

The article continues to talk of "agritourism and "wwoofers" (worldwide opportunities on Organic

and finally...."considering that half of american travelers say they're looking for "cultural authenticity"'s not hard to see how fetching eggs from the coop seems thrillingly real, even revelatory. "

Ah...New York...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring, just around the corner, right?

The rain and warm temperatures are hinting on spring. The grass is beginning to look green around the edges.
Soon it will look like this...

CSAs on Splendid Table

Listen to a short piece on CSAs:

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Work continues on PWG site

We are working on updating the main Patchwork Green Farm site. Check it out at