*Certified Organic *Free Range Animals *No Antibiotics or Hormones Used *Sustainable Practices
*Family Farm *No Chemicals Used *Grown in Dirt *No GMOs
Our mission is to help provide a sustainable local food source to you and your family. We take pride in offering you multiple food options on an annual basis. As a customer, Bridgewater Farm gives you the peace of mind in knowing you have a safe and secure food source for your family. At the same time you are taking an active step in supporting a family farm and keeping your money circulating within the local economy. We believe in raising awareness regarding the local and global food choices individuals make, as well as being environmentally responsible by creating a healthy agriculture system that protects nature rather than harming it. We believe organic food is the natural, preventative medicine that will help give you a high quality, long lasting life!
Invest in your health, Invest in yourself!
Located in southwest Iowa (Adair County), Bridgewater Farm is a 40 acre, diversified farm that specializes in producing sustainable, high quality, organic food for our customers and self-sufficiency for ourselves. The family farm has been farmed since 1978 by Dale Raasch. His sons Eric and Tyler along with his daughter Sadie have helped on the farm for many years. After becoming USDA certified organic in 2013, we have employed various friends/family with the many tasks to plant, weed, harvest, package 40+ items from Apples to Zucchini. In December 2016, Dale married Marcie (Hudson) of Clarinda. city girl who is learning all about farming and working on the business/bookkeeping side of the farm. Together, we hope to continue to grow, provide, and promote healthy food for our surrounding communities.
It wasn't until 2007 that we started growing and selling fruits and vegetables. Starting with nearly nothing, we now have over 23 acres of garden...ALL OF IT IS USDA-CERTIFIED ORGANIC. In 2011 a new high tunnel was installed that creates a high efficiency way to produce top notch vegetables and extend the growing season. In 2017, we added two more high tunnels and a greenhouse (still under construction). Future plans are to convert an outside building into a larger prep/pack area to meet the need for more space for our workers and larger cooler for increasing harvests.
We have sold to many outlets including farmers markets, health food stores, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. and now supply produce to several area chain grocery stores. The first year was full of learning and over a short period of time changed our motive with this profession. What started as a way to make money quickly turned into a movement for better health and a higher standard quality of life. After years of learning about the negative effects of mass produced food, chemical use, GMOs, and other unnatural methods; Bridgewater Farm uses only sustainable organic methods to grow great tasting produce!
Bridgewater Farm entered into the CSA program in 2011 with 11 members. Each year the CSA has grown steadily with new customers and new areas. We are looking forward to adding more members for 2018 as more people seek out healthy food choices for themselves and their families. All Bridgewater Farm produce is grown by us...grown for you!