Seeking New Farmers/Owners Online Event:
Hoch Orchard & Gardens—Farm Business Transition Opportunity
Monday, December 12, 2022
Registration Link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hochorchardvirtualevent/809824
Renewing the Countryside is hosting an online Farm Tour and Discussion of Hoch Orchard & Gardens on Monday, December 12, 2022, via zoom. Harry and Jackie Hoch are seeking the next farmers/food entrepreneurs to take over their multi-faceted business enterprises and farm.
Join us for a virtual tour of the property, learn about operations and plans, and participate in an open discussion/Q & A.
The Hochs are working with American Farmland Trust and Renewing the Countryside with the goal to make this property affordable to the next generation of farmers.
About the Business
Hoch Orchard & Gardens in La Crescent, Minnesota, sits atop a ridge above the Mississippi River in the Driftless Region (the southeastern part of the state). This 60-acre, fully diversified organic farm includes 10,000 trees. There are over 50 varieties of apples, as well as cherries, apricots, plums, strawberries, raspberries, as well as a mix of vegetables and livestock.
There are many enterprises working on the farm - with the three main businesses being:
1) Hoch Orchard and Gardens, the parent company that owns the farm
2) Minnesota’s Finest Fruit Products LLC which is the fruit processing company that makes juices and jams
3) a licensed Minnesota Farm Winery registered as Minnesota’s Finest Fermented Products LLC. (The actual cidery is called Hoch Orchard Hard Cider).
If you have questions, please contact Bonnie at [email protected] or at 612-462-9311.
Hope to see you there!
The Planning Team
Hosted by Members of the Farmland Access Hub Outreach Working Group
Region Nine Development Commission
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Land Stewardship Project
Renewing the Countryside
with Support from USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program