Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm

  • Franklin and Friendship stores


Come meet the farmers that grow our food! Heartbeet Farm is a family farm owned and operated by Joe and Rebecca Schwen. The duo cooperatively market their produce as Heartbeet Farm along with two nearby small family farms: Easy Yoke and Hare & Tortoise. Working together allows the farms to operate at a scale that enables them to directly interact with the plants, soil, animals and farm ecosystem while still being productive, efficient and sustainable. They employ a combination of draft horses, small tractors, wood stove-heated greenhouses and other technologies to grow a wide variety of vegetables. All three farms are certified organic and dedicated to farming in a healthful, holistic and sustainable way. Join us to learn more and sample some of their harvest July 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Franklin Store and July 20, 3-6 p.m., at the Friendship Store.