Big River Farms is a 150-acre certified organic incubator farm located in the Wilder Forest in May Township, Washington County. The Wilder Forest property – approximately 600 acres—is one of the most significant tracts of land held in single ownership in the Twin Cities Metro Area that includes about 400 acres of high-quality, undisturbed forest and wetland. We have managed this farmland since 2005, and we practice conservation through sustainable agriculture.
At Big River Farms we strive to work with our land in a symbiotic relationship, where we are able to produce delicious nourishing foods and our soils and wildlife remain healthy and thriving. We have the great privilege to work on land surrounded by woods and lakes. While working in our vegetable fields we have seen deer, coyote, black bear, hawks, eagles, sandhill cranes, and pheasants. We are surrounded by the life we can see above ground, and by life we cannot see in our soil.
We take our role as caretakers of this beautiful and unique piece of land very seriously. We teach and demonstrate organic agricultural practices that build soil health, preserve diverse ecosystems and pollinator habitat, conserve water, and protect water quality. We believe that the health of our ecosystem is crucial to the success of our farm.