Farm History

About Us

20140104_155706I'm Kristen, the owner and primary manager at Blue Moon.  I began my career in the Hudson River Valley of New York as an apprentice at Roxbury Farm CSA.  This immersion experience of tending 40 different crops on over 30 acres with the guidance of gifted farmers got me hooked on growing vegetables and the CSA model itself.  After working for CSA farms for 4 years in New York and Wisconsin, I started Blue Moon Community Farm in 2004 on a piece of rented land south of Madison. Over 10 years have passed, and Blue Moon has grown from a 1 acre plot to over 6 acres of intensive production.  We serve an on-farm CSA program, a stand at the Westside Community Market in Madison, and several area chefs.  In 2008, I purchased our current farm and moved Blue Moon to its current, permanent location in the beautiful Town of Dunn.  I still love what I do, and feel that our small acreage gives us the opportunity hone our skills, know our customers, and be good stewards to our land. I live on the farm with my husband, who does freelance ecological consulting from a home office, and our son Cyrus, born May of 2013.  A diversified vegetable farm, even a small one, cannot be run well without the work of many hands, and I am joined each year by a crew of assistant managers, field employees and worker shares.  

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