2016 Organic Farmers of the Year

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Steve and I accept the Organic Farmers of the Year award, with our children Sophie and Ari and longtime employees Kerry Devlin, Simone O’Donahue, and Maggie Schley.

Steve and I have been awarded the highest honor possible in our community of organic farmers.  We have been named the 2016 Organic Farmers of the Year for the midwest, and received the award at the MOSES organic farming conference on February 26.  We are thrilled and excited and still buzzing from all the love that came our way at the conference.  It was one of the best weekends of our lives.  Tipi CSA members, this award belongs to you too.  We could not farm without your loyal support!

We invited longtime employees Kerry, Simone and Maggie to the conference, and introduced them during the award ceremony.  They got a big round of applause when we explained that they have worked for us for 10, 16 and 20 years respectively.  They (and all our employees) are a key part of why our farm has reached its current stability and productivity.  We’re glad Kerry, Simone and Maggie could join us to share the award.

Here’s the full award text from the conference booklet.

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