Spring Wind Farm is operated by Betsy Allister and Andrew Ehrmann. Betsy grew up here in Northfield, and Andrew in the mountains of Colorado; we met at Macalester College in St. Paul in a class where we read Wendell Berry. We spent some time working on other farms before beginning our own venture in the spring of 2010.

This is our eighth year running Spring Wind Farm, and we love the complexities and joys of farming more every year.

Andrew's background is in environmental studies and carpentry; Betsy's in writing and education. In farming, we have found a shared home for our diverse interests and values, and good hard work that we are delighted to share with our daughter Faye and son Max.

We are so happy to be caring for this beautiful land, collaborating with our sustainable farming neighbors to grow the local foodshed, and sharing the land and its bounty with our CSA community.


Read some of Betsy's Diary of a New Farmer columns for Edible Twin Cities:

In Praise of the Harvest

Machinery Thrill

Planning, Budgeting, Reviewing...and Reading

Lots of Learning