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Interview with Heartbeet Farms

In the summer of 2015 we interviewed Rebecca of Heartbeet Farms on their family farms and their practices.

Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

Heartbeet Farm Co-op shoppers! This Saturday, producers from Heartbeet Farm will be in the Franklin store! This family farm is owned and operated by Joe and Rebecca Schwen. Located in Zumbro Falls, Minn, the fields that now comprise Heartbeet Farm are the same fields that Joe was raised on and where he learned to farm.…  Read More

Produce at Its Peak: Grateful for Local

Local mushrooms: king oyster, lion’s mane and oyster A few weeks ago, I attended the organic farming conference hosted annually in LaCrosse, Wisconsin by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services. In workshops, keynote addresses, and casual conversation there was much talk of the increasing instability of the region’s weather. There were countless references to…  Read More

Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

Heartbeet Farm, outside of Lake City, Minn., is a relatively new producer for Seward Co-op. Owned by Joe and Rebecca Schwen, Heartbeet uses a combination of draft horses, small tractors and other technologies to grow a wide variety of vegetables. In coordination with Earthen Path, a farm long owned and managed by Steven Schwen (Joe’s…  Read More