Joe and Rebecca Schwen own and operate their family farm in Zumbro Falls, Minnesota. The fields that now comprise Heartbeet Farm are the same fields that Joe was raised on and where he learned to farm.
A few years ago the Schwens began to cooperatively market their produce as Heartbeet Farms along with two nearby small-scale family farms, Easy Yoke and Hare & Tortoise. All three farms are dedicated to farming in a healthful, holistic, and sustainable way and are certified organic. Working together allows their farms to directly interact with the plants, soil, animals, and farm ecosystem while maintaining productive, efficient, and sustainable practices. They employ a combination of draft horses, small tractors, woodstove heated greenhouses, and other technologies to grow a wide variety of vegetables. Look for heirloom tomatoes, beets, shiso, Hakurei turnips, and many other items from Heartbeet Farms throughout the growing season.