I, Julie, am the writer of this blog. Before having children, I taught high school English and became a fellow with the Indiana Writing Project (part of the National Writing Project). Now I raise vegetables and three boys, write freelance articles and poetry, and cook recipes new and old with produce from our farm.
Dan, commonly known as the “Cover Crop Guy”, is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and has 15+ years of organic growing experience. He also works as a watershed specialist for Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District. Dan has managed and/or worked on Caretaker Farm (Apprenctice), Sunrise Acre Farm:(Co-manager), and Victory Acres Farm: (Farm Manager).
In 2009, after 8 years away, I moved back to my hometown of DeMotte, Indiana. My husband Dan and I purchased just under 20 acres of land– 11 acres of woods, 8 acres of tillable acres, a 1918 Montgomery Ward slap-together farmhouse, and an assortment of buildings, including a dilapidated yet gorgeous red barn. We called it Perkins’ Good Earth Farm, inspired in part by Pearl S. Buck’s classic novel.
Our Farming Principles
Family: Our farm systems and management must benefit our family and not cause stress or conflict.
Quality: Our farm products are of the highest quality, produced for you and your health.
Beyond Organic: We are not defined by a minimum standard but rather by balancing complex and dynamic relationships within the whole farm system.
Bio-intensive: We use methods such as cover crops, organic inputs, bare fallow periods, skim plowing, and minimum tillage.
Certified Naturally Grown: We are inspected annually to ensure we are practicing organic production techniques. Click here to see our farm’s profile and view our inspection reports.