Sweet Home Organics offers organically grown seedlings free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetically modified seeds (GMOs).
Meet the Farmers:
Growing sustainable, organic vegetable seedlings is a perfect blend of Rachel and Kim’s passions. Rachel strives for self-sufficiency and considers herself a steward of the Earth. Kim is a natural “nurturer” with a passion for educating and sharing healthy, tasty food with her friends and family.
Kim and Rachel got the idea of becoming sustainable farmers in 2008 and took a “Farm Dreams” class through the Angelic Organics Learning Center. Soon after, Kim quit her office job and worked at local organic farms. Through the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), we attended farm field days and completed the 2008-09 Stateline Farm Beginnings program, which helped us create our farm business plan. We started our own farm business in fall 2009 at St. Charles Park District’s Primrose Farm. We grew a diverse array of vegetables and herbs for a 45-member CSA and on-site farm stand. In 2013 our operation is shifting away from CSA and farm stand sales, as we focus on educating and growing seedlings for home gardeners.