The Farm

IMG_6642Burr Oak Gardens, LLC is a family-owned and operated farm in Rio, WI that focuses on growing fresh vegetables and a few fruits suitable for Wisconsin. Our farm dates back to roughly the turn of the last century and we still maintain most of the original buildings. The crown jewel of our farm, without a doubt, is the massive 300+ year-old burr oak tree in the yard. The namesake of the farm, it is truly a sight to behold.

All of the produce given to our members is grown right here on our farm. We have three greenhouses where we start many of our crops, a high tunnel which we use to harden our transplants off before they are planted outside, a hoophouse for season extension in the spring and fall, and eighteen acres of tillable that are under our management.

With so much land we are able to leave different fields fallow and under cover crop each year to build up organic matter in the soil and we are able to have an extensive crop rotation to help alleviate disease and insect pressure. In 2014 we began installing swales to help with erosion issues and we will be continuing those efforts in the coming years by installing grass waterways and other more permanent erosion controls.