Scotch Hill Farm
Contact: Tony & Dela Ends
Address: 910 Scotch Hill Rd. Brodhead WI 53520
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Scotch Hill Farm is a small diversified family farm with certified organic crops in Southern Wisconsin. We have operated a CSA since 1994. The farm offers standard & large 20-week subscriptions, fall shares and flower shares. The farm has 10 acres in certified organic vegetables and 30 acres in field crop production. Weekly newsletters tell members what’s in the share box, food for thought, farm happenings, recipes and reminders of farm events. A seasonal calendar of events will be posted on the farm website.
Our farm includes a small dairy goat herd, flock of sheep, poultry and rabbits. Farm animals are integrated into farm production for soil fertility and to supplement primary income from crops. We have worked to help preserve heritage breeds of domesticated farm animals and to coach and mentor animal husbandry through 4-H programs, county and state fair exhibition, as well as the CRAFT field days & workshops for 15 years. Children of all ages enjoy visiting the farm animals and learning how they contribute to our farm. Our dog, Roxanne, loves to play fetch with any visitor who will play with her!
Since 1998, we’ve added value to our goat milk by making soap and other natural ingredient skin care products. This has contributed to about 15 percent of our farm income annually and has helped sustain the farm. Our farmstead soap-making has been the focus of three USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grant projects. This work spawned the Clean Harvest Soap Guild, training and marketing cooperatively with 8 other farms in Wisconsin and Illinois. Farming is a challenging lifestyle and we are committed to helping others who want to farm. Our CSA members commitment to our farm helps make it possible for us to sustain our farm and to help teach others.
Of course, there are many learning opportunities for members as well. We invite members to join monthly on farm work days in the gardens. Cooking classes in Chicago and Madison have already begun this year and a canning day will take place in the early fall for interested members. Every farm event includes time to socialize and enjoy food & drink together.
Our farm has always been a labor of love, a great place to raise our children, a gift we have enjoyed sharing with farm members.
Farm pick up shares are discounted. Payment options can be arranged to help your budget.