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owl bluff farm
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Owl Bluff Farm is a small, certified organic farm located in Houston County, Minnesota. We provide fresh, high-quality produce to our local grocery stores, co-ops, and restaurants, as well as directly to farmers market and online farm store customers. We focus on delivering consistently delicious, fresh, clean vegetables to our customers throughout Southeastern Minnesota, as well as our nearby Wisconsin and Iowa neighbors.
We strive to utilize sustainable practices to improve the health of the soil on <1 acre of production area and provide food for pollinators and habitat for beneficial predators, including owls, throughout our 20 acre farmstead.
Our farm name is a nod to the gorgeous scenery that surrounds our little farm, the owls who inhabit it, and Carrie’s late grandma Carolyn—a lover of owls and an avid gardener.
Owl Bluff Farm is proud to be a woman and veteran-owned small business.
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Carrie is a Minnesota native who grew up in Rochester and spent many a weekend biking on the Root River Trail and canoeing on the Root River as a kid. Charles is a Massachusetts transplant who has quickly grown to appreciate the Driftless region as much as Carrie. Our love of food and cooking with unique, diverse, and flavorful produce eventually led to our interest in growing vegetables and learning to do so on a bigger scale.
Prior to moving to the area in the spring of 2018, we had spent five years living and working in the desert metropolis of Dubai (where we met) and longed for a change of scenery, climate, lifestyle, and to be closer to family. In the spring of 2018, we packed up our belongings and our two dogs and settled into our new life on a 20-acre valley farmstead in Black Hammer Township of rural Houston County.
Carrie's mom, Kathy, a retired physics teacher, also lends a welcome extra set of hands on the farm--helping with everything from planting, weeding, and harvesting, to manning the farmers market stand, delivering online store orders to customers in Rochester, and building bat boxes and bird houses to install around the farm.