Rachel Armstrong, Executive Director, Farm Commons
Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko are co-authors of the new book, Homemade for Sale, the first authoritative guide to launching a food business in your home kitchen. They also wrote Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. This husband and wife duo write frequently on food and business start-ups for publications including Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms, Urban Farm and Natural Awakenings and run the award-winning Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin, completely powered by the wind and the sun. Lisa also runs the Rural Women’s Project, a venture of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) supporting women farmers.
Field Day Hosts:
Eva Barr & Todd Juzwiak
Dream Acres is an off-grid land collective that offers a variety of educational and cultural programs in addition to growing organic produce and making pizza. The farm is home to Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative which puts on Flourish Summer Camp, True Leaf and Thunderground Retreats along with many other events and performances throughout the summer months. In addition, the farm hosts school and family retreats, and facilitates custom-planned workshops in appropriate and alternative technologies. Pizzas are made from scratch using ingredients grown on the farm. The certified commercial kitchen is the first off-the-grid kitchen to be certified in the state of Minnesota
Kat Becker & Tony Schultz
Come experience a highly diversified organic operation at Stoney Acres Farm, a third-generation family farm currently in their ninth season of certified organic production. The core of Stoney Acres Farm includes a 20 week CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable operation, along with herb, fruit and flower production, grass fed beef, pastured pork and chicken, grains, maple syrup and their newest venture: farm to table pizzas. Tour their new packshed and renewable energy investments (a wood gasification and solar installment), hoophouses, field sites and more. Stoney Acres pizza includes crust made with their own grains.