Welcome to Abbe Hills Farm
Abbe Hills Farm CSA has served families in the Mount Vernon, Lisbon, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area with fresh, tasty, healthy vegetables since 1996. In 2016, Laura Krouse and her team will grow vegetables for about 200 shareholder families for 20 weeks from late May until the middle of October.
Members are the priority
Growing for the CSA is Laura's primary responsibility. The CSA always gets first harvest of everything grown, and nearly everything that the gardens produce. Not every CSA has this philosophy. You help Laura by committing to a share and absorbing some of the financial risk of farming, and she helps you by providing the very best food she can – food that keeps you healthy, produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, by workers who are fairly paid, and at an affordable price to you.
Open Pollinated Seed Corn
Abbe Hills Farm is also the home of Abbe Hill Open Pollinated Seed Corn. The heirloom yellow dent corn has been grown on this eastern Iowa farm since 1903. Open pollination (OP) is an ancient technique for making improvements in our food crops. The wind is responsible for moving pollen around the field each July, while Laura is responsible for selecting the best ears to save for seed for the following year. Seed for Abbe Hills OP is sold all over the upper Midwest to farmers who want the best quality feed for their livestock.