Jeff Abbas

We are all about two things – sustainability and community. We reach peak levels of sustainability here on the farm by doing things the way have been done for nearly a hundred centuries in this valley. We never take everything. When we forage for wild foods we always leave at least 1/3 of the patch alone. That way it comes back the next season. More often than not, it comes back bigger and stronger, proving that by loving, nurturing and respecting the land, it rewards with a generous harvest year after year.

As for community, that’s where you come in. Oh sure, we have a community right here – Mary and I, the kids, our neighbor Mike and our employees Tara and Bob. But our community is much more than that. When you become a member of Kitchen Table CSA, you become part of a much larger community that reaps the benefits of respecting and revering the land and sharing in the bounty that comes from it and the fruits of our labor.


Farming, Foraging and Fracking: Our Fight Against the Machine

Three years ago, my wife and I decided to redirect our farming efforts to create a CSA. Our farm is located in some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery in the whole of this country. When folks think about Iowa, the first picture that comes to mind is one of immense fields of corn broken only by the occasional little town and its grain elevators that stand like towering parapets over their own private prairie landscapes. Here in the extreme northeastern corner of Iowa, it is so antithetical to that perception, you feel as if you are in a different state altogether. A different state altogether – Allamakee County is all that and more.

March 26, 2013

Leave a Comment